Impact of UMass Research
As Massachusetts' flagship public research university, UMass Amherst is proudly committed to helping the nation and the world confront escalating challenges, from technological change to the vitality of the natural environment.
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IMPROVING HUMAN HEALTH & WELL-BEING
At the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), more than 200 faculty-led research groups translate research into innovative product candidates, technologies, and services to benefit human health and well-being. Focus areas include creating state-of-the-art wearable devices, developing new biomolecule/delivery vehicle combinations, and discovering novel disease-related cellular pathways, drug-targets, and therapeutic candidates. Learn how IALS is helping biotech entrepreneurs grow their businesses and advance cancer treatment.
The UMass Amherst Core Facilities, managed through the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), consist of 30 laboratories containing state-of-the-art instrumentation, equipment, and world-class experts available to the industry research communities and academics on campus, throughout Massachusetts, and beyond.
Partnering with Industry
UMass Amherst researchers regularly collaborate with private companies large and small, such as Amazon, Bose Corporation, BMW, GOJO Industries, Eversource, BASF, Motif FoodWorks, Inc., and Saucony. Our Mount Ida Campus is a hub of research-industry collaboration and student-focused experiential learning. Academic programs here are aligned with high-demand areas such as health care, business, computer science, and other STEM specialties, while internships, co-ops and practicums offer students meaningful real-world experience and industry connections.
FROM THE LAB TO THE MARKET
The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps site program at UMass Amherst provides funding and training for STEM faculty and students to elevate their research and bring cutting-edge innovations from the lab to the market.
ANSWERING HEALTH CARE WORKERS' CALL
Members of the UMass Amherst community jumped into action in early 2020 to address critical challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, from producing urgently needed PPE for local health care facilities to viral transport medium for COVID testing.