UMass Amherst offers more than 30 Core Facilities, available to both internal and external users, through the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS). These turnkey facilities are a significant resource for faculty research and student training in the Massachusetts and New England region, while representing a novel interface for government and industry partners.
These facilities enable faculty, students, and industry collaborators to access a broad array of equipment to enhance their R&D capabilities, address both basic and translational questions, deliver technologies and product candidates more rapidly, and become more competitive in obtaining state, federal, foundation, and private funding. These facilities will advance the University’s objectives of becoming a destination and partner of choice as well as the institute’s goals of supporting high quality research and advancing translational programs towards novel drug targets, drug delivery technologies, personalized healthcare devices, nutraceuticals, and other technologies that enhance human health and well-being.
The overall Core Facility infrastructure was made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Life Science Center.