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The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) works in close collaboration with industry partners to combine the best in academic innovation with an industry-like focus on delivering commercially significant product candidates, services, and technologies over a defined timeline. IALS is product-focused, interdisciplinary, collaborative, outward-looking, and entrepreneurial. IALS is the catalyst for applied life science programs on campus, and seeks to collaborate with partners in healthcare/precision manufacturing/IT industries, disease-related foundations, government agencies.

Beyond specific development programs, IALS provides additional avenues for industry participation such as industry advisory boards at the Institute and Center levels to provide guidance on program identification and prioritization. IALS also provides paths for industry to access, participate and design UMass entrepreneurial and educational programs.

Within the new IALS facility, specific collaboration areas or ‘Collaboratories’ have been incorporated to promote industry scientists working side-by-side work with UMass researchers, and also to serve as incubation space for newly forming start-up entities.

To learn more about opportunities for industry engagement contact:

Peter H. Reinhart
Director, Institute for Applied Life Sciences
(413) 577-4313