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Exponent announces sale of BBI Group to Novo Holdings

Exponent announces that it has reached an agreement to sell BBI Group (“BBI”), a leading supplier of products and services to the global diagnostics and life sciences industries, to Novo Holdings A/S, a leading global life sciences investor, for an enterprise value of over £400 million. Founded in 1986, BBI provides critical reagents and immunoassay [...]

2021-06-21T14:51:13+00:00June 15th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Science on display: Bates College’s new STEM center is designed for the 21st century

As Bates College seniors were preparing for commencement in late May, trees and other final landscaping touches were being installed at the campus’s new Bonney Science Center — the centerpiece of a $75 million project to upgrade science teaching and research facilities, with a focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration and flexibility. “The new building is transformational [...]

2021-06-21T14:46:18+00:00June 14th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Two UMaine Ph.D. students win BioME Showcase awards

Two University of Maine Ph.D. students won first and third place in the college division of the 2021 Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) Student Showcase. The annual competition, hosted virtually this year, tasks college and high school students, who participate in separate divisions, with presenting life-science focused research projects to win cash and academic prizes. [...]

2021-06-21T14:44:52+00:00June 8th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

IDEXX acquires New Zealand-based veterinary software provider

IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX), a Westbrook-based provider of veterinary diagnostics and software, on Wednesday announced the acquisition of ezyVet, which provides software to help vets manage their practices. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition of the Auckland, New Zealand-based company includes its Vet Radar real-time workflow tool. A spokesperson for IDEXX told Mainebiz that [...]

2021-06-21T14:40:30+00:00June 3rd, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

This bio-tech company is innovating Maine

Black Bear alumni, faculty, staff, and students are among Maine’s most productive innovators and entrepreneurs. This month’s edition of our “Innovators of UMaine” series showcases Neuright, a Maine-based biotech company co-founded by Kristy Townsend ‘02 Ph.D. (above right), and Magdalena Blaszkiewicz ‘19G, Ph.D. (center). The company is developing a medical device that will aid in the [...]

2021-05-24T16:39:53+00:00May 24th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Mass. tech startup to join growing ranks of Roux Institute residents, says hiring ‘underway’

Kebotix Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based technology startup, is partnering with Northeastern University's Roux Institute in Portland to establish an office and research footprint in Maine and to hire local talent. The venture capital-backed startup, founded in 2017, has developed a platform that uses artificial intelligence and robotic automation to discover chemicals and materials significantly faster and more affordably [...]

2021-05-24T16:34:18+00:00May 20th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Building realistic biological systems outside the human body

For decades, biomedical research has had two basic contexts for inquiry: in vitro, such as in cell cultures or a petri dish, and in vivo, meaning in a living organism. Lately, with the growing amounts of available data and increasing power of computer modeling, in silico research has also emerged as a viable third option in some situations. But [...]

2021-06-21T14:43:15+00:00May 20th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

JAX Postdoc receives BrightFocus fellowship to advance Alzheimer’s research

The Jackson Laboratory postdoc researcher Niran Hadad, Ph.D., has pursued aging research throughout most of his career. Now his singular focus is being rewarded with a unique fellowship. Hadad works in the laboratory of JAX Associate Professor Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D. He says that he has long been fascinated with the science of aging, and working at JAX [...]

2021-05-24T16:38:28+00:00May 18th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

On the Record: John Konsin’s Biddeford startup, Prapela, is rocking the cradle

John Konsin is the CEO and co-founder of Prapela, a Biddeford-based startup with Massachusetts roots that has pioneered a technology-enabled bassinet pad designed to help newborn babies breathe, relax and sleep. The company, which employs three people with plans for two more hires by summer, was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National [...]

2021-05-24T16:35:59+00:00May 17th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Plans underway for 2022 Maine Science Festival

After having had to cancel the Maine Science Festival for 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to share that planning has begun for 2022. We are excited to announce that the world premiere of the MSF-commissioned symphonic piece, “The Warming Sea” will be performed by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra on [...]

2021-05-24T16:41:46+00:00May 13th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments
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