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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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UMass Amherst Partners with Spacelabs Healthcare to Advance Research, Innovation

This collaboration provides UMass Amherst nursing students access to new technologies to supplement their education, and it expands clinical simulations at the university. In addition, UMass Amherst and Spacelabs will share resources for targeted initiatives supporting research, learning and healthcare advancements.


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


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


Massachusetts Life Sciences Center