The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Collaborative Startup Community

 

 

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) is the catalyst for applied life science programs on the UMass Amherst campus and enables industry/academic alliances. This is achieved by creating a ‘portfolio’ of translational life science projects based on faculty and student strengths in basic sciences on the campus and from collaborators. These capabilities position UMass Amherst as a regional resource for applied life sciences, novel industry relationships, and economic development in Massachusetts.

IALS contributes to the creation and advancement of new ventures and product candidates based on discoveries from students, faculty mentors and their collaborators. This has led to the development of a vibrant and collaborative startup community.

IALS actively seeks to expand and strengthen collaborations across the campus and beyond. In partnership with the Isenberg School of Management, the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, the UMass Innovation Institute, and the Technology Transfer Office, IALS is developing new models for collaborative entrepreneurship that help campus ventures to create value as they achieve milestones, secure resources, and develop product candidates.

Contact

If you are interested in working with us, please contact, Karen Utgoff at kutgoff@umass.edu.
 


Startup Highlights

IALS serves as a regional resource for startups and entrepreneurs.

Bio-electronic sensor
e-Biologics
Bio-Electronic Sensors of the Future
Enx Sensors
Enx Labs
Electronic Instruments That Improve the Human Condition and Sustain the Environment
Ernest bacteria
Ernest Pharmaceuticals
Engineered Bacteria to Treat Advanced Cancer
Forest Products Industry
Genoverde
Solving Global Climate Challenges-Innovations in Forest Research and Reforestation
Lumme Inc.
Lumme Inc.
Cracking the Code to Beat Behavior Change
Soliyarn Thread wall
Soliyarn
Vapor Coating to Enable Smart Textiles

Institute for Applied Life Sciences

N510 Life Science Laboratories
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9364
contactials@umass.edu | 413-545-1710

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center