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ElleVet, a pioneer in the CBD-for-pets market, is growing member of Portland’s pet-health cluster

ElleVet Sciences, a South Portland-based manufacturer of CBD products for pets, is a growing addition to Maine’s active veterinary-tech cluster that includes IDEXX, ImmuCell, Covetrus (formerly Vets First Choice) and Dechra (formerly Putney). The company was founded in 2016 by Christian Kjaer, a former senior executive at IDEXX Laboratories, and Amanda Howland, who has over 20 years experience in public health. [...]

2021-04-16T20:24:14+00:00April 16th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

How a Maine maker of COVID swabs hit the ground running in Tennessee

Scott Wellman, general manager of Puritan Medical Products, brought along Maine-brewed Bissell Brothers beer as an offering to local officials in Tennessee. But it was Tennessee officials that rolled out the welcome mat for the Guilford-based maker of swabs used in COVID-19 tests. It's been a whirlwind past year for Puritan, which had already received [...]

2021-04-16T17:38:47+00:00April 15th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Can the Roux Institute Turn Portland Into a Tech Hub?

As Portland’s Roux Institute welcomed its first students last summer, the coronavirus pandemic was exposing the tenuousness of a local economy heavily reliant on hospitality and retail. But the institute — a graduate-studies and research center focused on artificial intelligence, life sciences, computer and data sciences, and digital engineering — aims to push Portland in a new, [...]

2021-04-08T17:02:15+00:00April 6th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Scott Wellman, of Puritan Medical Products, is driving production of COVID test swabs

Scott Wellman, Puritan Medical Products Co.’s general manager, helped oversee the Guilford-based company’s push to more than double in size and increase manufacturing of swabs to help diagnose COVID during the pressure of the pandemic. Puritan received $140 million in federal money to boost production of swabs used in COVID tests. Puritan worked with Cianbro [...]

2021-03-25T14:26:48+00:00March 22nd, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Husson assistant professor to explain the science of COVID-19 vaccines at 2021 Maine Science Festival

BANGOR– It’s been over a year since COVID-19 first came to the United States. During this time, millions of Americans have been looking to science to come up with a vaccine that will allow our nation to resume life without masking, physical distancing, frequent hand washing and daily infection counts. In less than a year, [...]

2021-03-25T14:25:34+00:00March 11th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Factories to meet pandemic needs: Puritan Medical, other Maine businesses turn out swab plants

Timothy Templet’s phone started ringing in mid-March last year and hasn’t stopped ringing since. Puritan Medical Products Co., the century-old manufacturer of medical swabs in Guilford, found itself in the center of the chaos of the global pandemic and one of only two companies in the world able to produce the testing swab needed to [...]

2021-03-25T14:19:10+00:00March 8th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Growing cluster of imaging manufacturers is integral to pandemic response

In 2020, Gray Optics saw a surge in demand from manufacturers of COVID-19 point-of-care tests. Founded in 2017, the Portland company develops advanced imaging technologies and optical systems for biomedical, life sciences and industrial applications. With the pandemic, manufacturers of point-of-care tests, which provide disease detection and diagnosis within minutes, asked founder Daniel Gray and [...]

2021-03-25T14:17:29+00:00March 8th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

4 Science Summer Camp Scholarships for Maine Middle Schoolers

Maine School for Science and Mathematics Summer Camp Scholarships - Learn about science with like-minded peers! As a follow up to ME Bioscience Day 2020, BioME will be funding 4 scholarships in the form of 1-week-long summer science camps at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone, ME. Eligible students must be [...]

2021-03-03T22:29:28+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Covetrus reports 2020 sales up 9%, shrinking loss

Portland-based Covetrus Inc. (Nasdaq: CVET) on Monday reported 2020 net sales of $4.3 billion, including $1.1 billion in the fourth-quarter — year-over-year increases of 9% and 11% respectively. For the year, the animal-health company reported a loss of $19 million, or 22 cents per share, compared to $980 million, or $9.14 per share, in the previous [...]

2021-03-02T20:28:55+00:00March 1st, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

A new reference for global genomic diversity

Exactly 20 years after the successful completion of the "Human Genome Project," an international group of researchers, the Human Genome Structural Variation Consortium (HGSVC), has now sequenced 32 human genomes at high resolution. The data fully captures the incidence of large-scale genomic features known as structural variants (SVs), as well as separately defining the sequences [...]

2021-03-25T14:21:51+00:00February 25th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments
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