The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at University of Massachusetts, Amherst is now fully operational and open for use by UMass faculty researchers as well as its industry and academic partners.
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The institute was first established in 2014 through a $95 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). Mass invested an additional $55 million in toward the construction and fit-out of the Life Sciences Laboratories building. This building is designed for interdisciplinary research, student training and large-equipment facilities. IALS also fosters spin-out companies and seeks to become a catalyst for a biotechnology hub in Western Massachusetts.Read More