1. UMass, MassBio partner up to get biotech companies needed lab equipment

    UMass, MassBio partner up to get biotech companies needed lab equipment

    The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, known as MassBio, and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst are partnering on an incubator so that local companies have more and cheaper access to research equipment. "They can use them as they need them, rent them," said Robert K. Coughlin, president and CEO of MassBIO. "This is really putting life sciences in Western Massachusetts on the map."

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    1. They can use them as they need them, rent them.
    2. The whole idea here is to integrate academia and industry.
    3. UMass Amherst's Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) hosts some of the most sophisticated core equipment facilities in the state that help translate life science research and technology development towards product candidates.
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