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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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Lumme Cofounder on Forbes List of 30 Under 30 in Healthcare

Akshaya Shanmugam, cofounder, Lumme, a start-up company founded along with Deepak Ganesan, computer science and CPHM, and Abhinav Parate (PhD '14 CS) developed software for smokers who want to quit. Wearable devices to sense the smoker’s movements and predict a likely relapse. A notification tells them not to light up.


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