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Research and Innovation to Improve Human Health

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) translates life science research into products that improve human health. This vision is achieved in collaboration with industry partners. Furthermore, IALS trains an entrepreneurial workforce skilled in the discovery, development, and manufacture of medical devices, biomolecules, and delivery vehicles for the life sciences.

Funding Opportunities

Biogen – Scientific Programs

Supports non-accredited medical education activities that enhance medical knowledge and skills.
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Industry Outreach

GSK Discovery Fast Track Boston (DFT)

The Challenge opened on Monday, 25 April 2016. Principal Investigators should consider applying for the DFT Boston Challenge.

News & Events

Zoeller (M2M) Honored with Endocrine Society Award for Public Service

R. Thomas Zoeller, biology, has won the Endocrine Society’s Laureate Award for Outstanding Public Service Award, with three others, for “public service to the field of endocrinology” and for “their citizenship, outreach and scientific leadership in the area of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.”


More than 175 faculty plus students and staff from 5 schools and colleges and 28 departments, conduct research and engage in hands-on education and training through IALS.


  • $150 million in new facilities and state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment
  • Industry Collaboratories
  • Prototype development and testing