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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.

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Walker is the First Nurse to be the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador

Rachel Walker, nursing and CPHM, is the first nurse to be selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Lemelson Foundation as an AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador. Walker is a nurse inventor whose scholarship is grounded in her experiences as a rural emergency medical and disaster relief worker, U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and oncology nurse.

Discovery

Comprising 250 faculty from 7 colleges and 29 departments, conduct research and engage in hands-on education.

Innovation

  • $150 million in new facilities
  • Industry Collaboratories
  • Prototype development and testing
  • Life Science & Advanced Manufacturing Service Providers

Partners

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center