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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

MLSC Funding Opportunities

Launched programs that create jobs and support scientific research. Learn more at

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

McClements (CBD) Wins American Oil Chemistry Society Award

David Julian McClements, professor of food science and an internationally recognized expert in the encapsulation and delivery of bioactive components, was honored by the American Oil Chemistry Society (AOCS) recently with its 2016 Scientific Award for work that has “taken the industry to the next level, advanced the quality and depth of the profession and leveraged their knowledge for the benefit of the society.”


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