Portland panel endorses sale of city-owned plot to local biotech firm

A city-owned business subdivision in Portland may get its second tenant – five years after the property opened. The City Council’s Economic Development Committee on Tuesday night endorsed granting an option to buy a 3½-acre parcel in the Portland Technology Park to Capricorn Products LLC, a biotechnology firm in the city. Under the deal, Capricorn [...]

2018-10-26T14:31:09+00:00September 26th, 2018|NEWS|0 Comments
  • MDIBL

Life Biosciences funds MDI Biological Laboratory aging course

BAR HARBOR, MAINE -- The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Life Biosciences, a biotech company co-founded by David Sinclair, Ph.D., a leading researcher on aging and age-related diseases, has contributed $100,000 to fund its biomedical innovation course on aging. Other sponsors of the recent course, Comparative and Experimental Approaches to Aging Biology Research, included the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and [...]

2018-09-11T14:21:43+00:00September 11th, 2018|NEWS|0 Comments
  • UMaine President

New University of Maine president puts her science and math background to work

ORONO — Joan Ferrini-Mundy sees the connection between her past work developing new ways of teaching science and math and her new job as president of the University of Maine. At the university system’s flagship campus, she has been tasked with developing new ways of meeting Maine’s growing workforce needs, particularly in engineering and computer [...]

2018-09-11T14:19:04+00:00September 11th, 2018|NEWS|0 Comments
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Saint Joseph’s College lands $180K grant to spur interest in STEM fields

Saint Joseph's College will receive a $182,845 grant from the National Science Foundation for the college's "Chemistry for the Community" initiative. Through the initiative, Saint Joseph's College will create a service-learning chemistry curriculum that will partner Saint Joseph's students with high school students in the Windham/Raymond school district. The partnership is expected to enhance the [...]

2018-09-06T13:06:15+00:00September 6th, 2018|NEWS|0 Comments
  • Ellsworth innovation hub

Ellsworth’s haven for startups is looking for ‘the next IDEXX’

Christine Soto, a New York native and graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, worked 15 years for various companies in the research and development. But she was interested in focusing on the development of novel antibodies for strains of bacteria and virus that didn't receive much mainstream attention, like Lassa virus and meningitis. So she [...]

2018-09-06T12:52:28+00:00September 6th, 2018|NEWS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bigelow Laboratory continues quest for ocean knowledge

In East Boothbay, a group of scientists have devoted their academic and professional careers studying how some of the smallest living organisms makes the biggest impact on the global environment. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has an international reputation for studying phytoplankton, microscopic marine algae. And East Boothbay is a good place for it. Bigelow [...]

2018-08-25T01:15:07+00:00August 25th, 2018|NEWS|0 Comments
  • Genotyping Center of America

Genotyping lab opens in former mill in downtown Waterville

An Ellsworth-based biotechnology firm has occupied space in the Hathaway Creative Center, making it among the latest tenants to move into the redeveloped old mill. The GenoTyping Center of America, which has a business office in Ellsworth, opened a laboratory in early summer that will perform genetic testing services. The move was announced this week [...]

2018-08-25T01:06:55+00:00August 25th, 2018|NEWS|0 Comments
  • Kristy Townsend

Neurobiology professor aims to engage more biomedical students with $1M NSF CAREER award

Understanding the creation of new nerve cells in adult brains while engaging more Maine college students in biomedical research is the focus of a five-year study being led by a University of Maine researcher. Kristy Townsend, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Maine, is leading the research that will focus on adult [...]

2018-08-09T13:40:53+00:00August 9th, 2018|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine Med and Tufts extend medical education partnership

Maine Medical Center and Tufts University are renewing a 10-year medical education partnership for another decade, the hospital and university announced on Wednesday. The new agreement – financial details of which were undisclosed – will take the partnership to 2029 and allow for the program to expand. Currently, students in the program spend the first [...]

2018-07-25T23:07:58+00:00July 25th, 2018|NEWS|0 Comments