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Rare disease research making advancements despite lack of funding

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Over the past year, billions of dollars and countless hours of research have gone into developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Not every virus, illness, or disease gets that kind of attention. Rare diseases receive relatively little attention and investment from pharmaceutical companies. By United States standards, a "rare and orphan disease" [...]

2021-03-25T14:23:39+00:00February 24th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

ImmuCell reports 2020 sales boost, new product update

ImmuCell Corp. reported a double-digit sales increase in 2020 and says it has made its last major submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new product under development. The Portland-based animal health products maker, which produces immunity-boosting treatments for dairy and beef cattle, reported 2020 sales of $15.3 million on Monday, up [...]

2021-02-24T17:45:31+00:00February 22nd, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine’s Roux Institute to launch tech accelerator with Colorado firm

Northeastern University's Roux Institute in Portland is teaming up with a Boulder, Colo.-based seed investment firm called Techstars to launch an accelerator for technology startups, they announced on Monday. Set to run from September through December, the Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator targets entrepreneurs working in areas that address "the intersection of humans and machines in areas revolutionizing life and [...]

2021-02-24T17:27:35+00:00February 22nd, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Entrepreneurs are finding new ways to use fish waste at a Maine co-working space

PORTLAND, Maine — Patrick Breeding and his partner developed a cream to fight dry skin from lobster waste out of necessity. He and girlfriend Amber Boutiette were bioengineering graduate students at the University of Maine studying ways to use lobster byproducts, the parts that are tossed away. At the same time Boutiette was unable to [...]

2021-02-24T17:51:59+00:00February 10th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Bigelow researchers explore seaweed farming’s benefits for ocean health

Anew study in Maine will look at the ability of a type of seaweed called kelp to make the ocean more habitable for marine organisms, and possibly increase what's harvested from it. East Boothbay’s Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has received a $900,000 grant to study how kelp aquaculture can counteract effects of climate change. The [...]

2021-02-09T17:34:03+00:00February 4th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

LGC Maine Standards announces VALIDATE® Anemia for Abbott ARCHITECT and Abbott ALINITY

CUMBERLAND FORESIDE, Maine, Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LGC Maine Standards¹ announces the release of VALIDATE® Anemia to meet the linearity and calibration verification needs of clinical laboratories running the Abbott ARCHITECT or Abbott ALINITY platform(s). The product (Order No. 308AB), which includes the analytes Ferritin, Folate, and Vitamin B12, is formulated in a human serum matrix, using the [...]

2021-02-24T17:55:50+00:00February 3rd, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

IDEXX beats market estimates on Q4 earnings, revenue

IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX), on Tuesday posted fourth-quarter earnings and revenues that exceeded market expectations and gave a bullish outlook for 2021. The Westbrook-based provider of veterinary diagnostics, veterinary practice software and water microbiology testing posted $2.01 in fourth-quarter earnings per diluted share, an increase of 93% over a year ago. EPS was also [...]

2021-02-09T17:35:30+00:00February 2nd, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Machine Learning: Shining a light on genomic function

Machine learning platforms can be fed data to "teach" them to learn patterns and predict outcomes, and they are becoming more important all the time in biomedical research. But what are they? How do they work? And can we peer into the black box of their inner functions to make them more powerful for prediction [...]

2021-02-24T17:54:40+00:00February 1st, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Colby gets $30M to create artificial intelligence institute

Waterville's Colby College announced that it received a $30 million gift to set up the first cross-disciplinary institute for machine learning at a liberal arts college. The donation, from the family and charitable foundation of 1985 graduate Andrew Davis, paves way for the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence. It is set to open this fall following [...]

2021-02-24T17:29:02+00:00February 1st, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Baby lobsters may be adaptable to changes in Gulf of Maine, study shows

Baby lobsters may be more adaptable to rapidly changing ocean conditions than previously thought, according to results of a new study conducted in Maine. Researchers from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole, the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay and the Maine Department of Marine Resources in West Boothbay Harbor [...]

2021-02-24T17:47:37+00:00January 28th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments
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