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13-year-old Mainer’s medical invention gains national recognition13-year-old Mainer’s medical invention gains national recognition

HERMON, Maine — Life gave Morgan LaRochelle lemons and boy has she made lemonade! The 13-year-old from Hermon, Maine was devastated when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the fall of 2018. She didn't let it get her down for long though. In recent months, in response to an assignment from her science [...]

2019-06-12T16:46:56+00:00June 12th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

An industry with a family tree: Much of Maine’s biotech industry grew out of two firms

Like some of its products, cultivated from the cells, strands and science of living organisms, Maine’s biotechnology industry has grown organically. It dates to the mid-1970s founding of Ventrex Laboratories Inc., a diagnostic testing company in Portland, and the now-defunct Foundation for Blood Research. Those two organizations led to the creation of more than 20 [...]

2019-06-11T19:26:22+00:00June 11th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Feds inject $18 million into biotech research and training in Maine

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor received an award of nearly $18 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, for the renewal of a grant to strengthen biomedical research and research training in Maine. The grant will fund the renewal of the 18-year-old Maine INBRE (IDeA [...]

2019-05-21T16:12:30+00:00May 21st, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Brunswick company making scientific advances toward more effective prescriptions at lower costs

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The side effects of any new pharmaceutical drug can often be scarier than what they're meant to treat; but how can drug companies do better testing? They can start with a company called InSphero. Armand Wolf, the Chief Scientific Officer for the company, spent years working in drug development in the pharmaceutical [...]

2019-05-10T15:59:04+00:00May 10th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

BioME hosts 1st annual Student Showcase

2019 BioME Student Showcase On April 25, 2019 we hosted our first annual BioME Student Showcase at the University of Southern Maine. 11 college students and 13 high school students presented their original biotech research in competition for cash and academic prizes. The Showcase began with the high school poster competition, where judges and attendees [...]

2019-05-02T16:03:53+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments