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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

PhRMA Foundation

Support the research and early career endeavors of scientists in drug discovery and development.
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Industry Outreach

Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day 2016

The conference will feature Keynotes, Panels, Innovators’ Marketplace, Networking Reception with leading life sciences CEO’s , and Poster Competition.

News & Events

Can Gadets Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep?

Rebecca Spencer, psychology and brain sciences and CPHM, comments in two separate articles on using electronic gadgets to help your assess your quality of sleep. It doesn't necessarily improve your sleep but does draw attention to the importance of sleep and the quality of it. Sleep tracking is helpful both for those who have sleep problems and for those who do not.


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