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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

Pew Charitable Trust

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science. Learn more at

Industry Outreach

Massachusetts Conference on Biotechnology Job Trends

MassBio & MassBioEd as MassBioEd release findings of its first annual Biotechnology Job Demand Digest.

News & Events

Eighth Annual Progress in Winning the War on Cancer: Epigenetics in Cancer

Join the American Cancer Society and MassBio for the Eighth Annual Progress in Winning the War on Cancer Event: Epigenetics in Cancer.


More than 175 faculty from 3 colleges and 28 departments, conduct research and engage in hands-on education.


  • $150 million in new facilities
  • Industry Collaboratories
  • Prototype development and testing