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Maine biotech companies stepping up, and hiring, in COVID-19 fight

Maine’s life science companies, representing a variety of products and services, are finding themselves on the forefront of the worldwide effort to stop COVID-19 and adding employees as they increase production. From Sanford to Guilford to Bar Harbor, the companies make everything from biological safety cabinets to swabs to COVID-19 tests. And the businesses are [...]

2020-04-03T17:20:52+00:00April 3rd, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

MaineHealth asks state’s manufacturers to produce medical equipment, supplies

The parent company of Maine Medical Center is exploring whether the state’s manufacturing and construction industries can help fashion and supply the masks, face shields, gloves and protection equipment needed to handle the growing wave of coronavirus testing and treatment expected in the state’s hospitals. MaineHealth reached out over the weekend to the state’s industrial [...]

2020-03-24T15:45:50+00:00March 24th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

This Guilford company is one of the world’s top 2 makers of COVID-19 testing swabs

As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, 107 Maine residents have been confirmed positive for the coronavirus, according to the state. Click here for the latest coronavirus news, which the BDN has made free for the public. You can support this mission by purchasing a digital subscription. A Piscataquis County company that makes medical testing swabs is at the center [...]

2020-03-23T17:09:39+00:00March 23rd, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

These Lab Animals Will Help Fight Coronavirus

Among the many lessons of the coronavirus pandemic is how close humans are to the rest of the animal kingdom. We get diseases from other animals, and then we use more animals to figure out how to stop the diseases. As research ramps up treatments and vaccines, animals are crucial to fighting the pandemic. There are [...]

2020-03-19T17:16:29+00:00March 19th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Covetrus reports $37M Q4 loss, promotes acting CEO

Covetrus Inc. (Nasdaq: CVET), the Portland-based provider of animal-health products and services, on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $37 million and announced Benjamin Wolin as its new president and CEO. In late morning trading Wednesday, shares were up 14%, trading at $12.69. That gives the stock an equity value of around $14.1 billion. [...]

2020-03-05T15:29:43+00:00March 5th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Letter to the editor: Roux Institute an important step for Maine

The announcement of David Roux and Northeastern University’s plan for a graduate school and research center in Portland is welcome news. However, this investment is merely the beginning of (or catalyst for, as Roux put it) Maine’s journey into the modern economy. Maine’s public officials should aggressively invest in public goods to foster long-term growth [...]

2020-02-24T15:12:18+00:00February 24th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Orono scientists research lobster blood’s future role in medicine

Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state’s most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs. The effort, involving a longtime lobster scientist, wouldn’t be the first example of coastal invertebrates being used to aid human health. Horseshoe crabs are [...]

2020-02-24T15:09:55+00:00February 24th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

BioME will be funding Science Summer Camps for 4 Maine Middle Schoolers again this year

Maine School for Science and Mathematics Summer Camp Scholarships - Learn about science with like-minded peers! Due to current circumstances, the application deadline has been extended to April 27, 2020. As a follow up to ME Bioscience Day 2019, BIOME will be funding 4 scholarships in the form of 1-week-long summer science camps at [...]

2020-03-24T18:16:58+00:00February 21st, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

MTI seeks applications for $2M in innovation funding

The Maine Technology Institute is seeking applications for $2 million in funding from organizations looking to make investments in R&D equipment, infrastructure and technology that will drive innovation and generate economic benefits for the state. Individual funding requests are capped at $500,000 or less from the Maine Technology Asset Fund 2.5 program. Fund recipients in [...]

2020-02-20T18:19:48+00:00February 20th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

IDEXX expands stock buybacks with 5M shares

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX) on Wednesday said it has expanded its stock buyback program by offering to repurchase 5 million shares. Those repurchases are in addition to 1.8 million shares remaining for buyback as of Feb. 7, the company said in a news release. Repurchases can be made on the open market or in [...]

2020-02-18T17:47:23+00:00February 18th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments