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JAX receives $32M to tackle health issues, including coronavirus

The Jackson Laboratory, headquartered in Bar Harbor, was awarded $32.4 million in grant funding over the year's second quarter to propel research and programs aimed at improving human health. The funds are spread across 62 awards, which cover a broad range of the organization’s focus areas, including COVID-19 immunity research and model development, support of [...]

2020-09-03T16:44:47+00:00September 3rd, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Abbott’s Maine expansion will continue with 1,200 new jobs

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), which has a site in Scarborough and a new manufacturing site in Westbrook, said Thursday it will hire up to 1,200 people in Maine to help with production of COVID-19 testing kits. The workers will be at the new site in Westbrook, at 5 Bradley Drive, which has undergone a rapid construction [...]

2020-08-31T18:13:33+00:00August 31st, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Abbott buys its Scarborough plant for $17M

On top of recent expansions that are adding nearly 200,000 square feet in Scarborough and Westbrook, Chicago-based Abbott Diagnostics has bought the property that’s home to the medical test maker's primary Maine-based production facility. Abbott Diagnostics Scarborough Inc. bought an 111,590-square-foot  industrial building at 10 Southgate Road in Scarborough for $16.95 million. The deal had been [...]

2020-08-26T16:27:52+00:00August 26th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Presque Isle plant is making equipment used on COVID-19 patients around the world

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Acme Monaco’s Presque Isle plant has long produced catheter guidewires used to treat heart issues in hospitals across the United States and around the world. But never has their mission seemed so crucial. Production on the wires has gone up 55 percent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as hospitals [...]

2020-08-24T14:36:02+00:00August 24th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Can designer mice save us from COVID-19?

Imagine, for a moment, a time when the coronavirus is eradicated. There are therapies and a vaccine. Lives are spared. People will ask, How did we get here? The answer may turn on a decision, made early this year, to send sixteen vials of mouse sperm to Mount Desert Island, Maine. Much of the island [...]

2020-08-17T14:41:14+00:00August 17th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine coronavirus testing swab maker awarded $51.2 million to ramp up production

A Guilford company that makes swabs needed for coronavirus testing has received another $51.2 million from the federal government to ramp up its production. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, said Friday that the money, awarded as part of the CARES Act, will enable Puritan Medical Products to expand production by 50 million swabs a [...]

2020-08-17T14:03:48+00:00August 17th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

After previous losses, Covetrus reports $54M earnings for Q2

Portland-based Covetrus Inc. (Nasdaq: CVET) appears to be turning around recent financial performance, reporting an uptick in second-quarter revenue and earnings Tuesday. The animal-health technology and services company, which struggled last year amid leadership changes and recorded a widening net loss earlier this year, recorded net sales of $1.03 billion, an increase of 2% year-over-year for the [...]

2020-08-17T14:02:28+00:00August 17th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Jackson Lab wins $493K grant for aging research

While the Jackson Laboratory has received much attention recently for work in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Bar Harbor-based biomedical research institution has just been awarded nearly a half million dollars for investigations in another field — aging. The National Institute on Aging has awarded the lab a $492,639 grant to support research on [...]

2020-08-11T17:09:00+00:00August 11th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Research focuses on detection of COVID-19 airborne droplets using bioengineered membrane

Detection and analysis of airborne coronavirus droplets using a bioengineered membrane is the focus of exploratory research at the University of Maine and University of Massachusetts Amherst, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Their inspiration comes from nature -- the pitcher plant, with its liquid membrane that traps insects. The project, led by UMaine [...]

2020-08-11T17:06:50+00:00August 11th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments