Maine Med awarded $1.9M grant for heart disease research

Maine Medical Center, the Portland flagship hospital of MaineHealth, has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study how stem cells may help reverse heart failure. The pre-clinical study may someday lead to new treatments for the condition, MMC said in a news release Tuesday. Read more

2019-09-26T15:40:56+00:00September 26th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine’s bioscience sector gathers to figure out how to bring jobs, advance health

Massachusetts economic development guru Kevin O’Sullivan summed up in three words why Maine should put more resources into capitalizing on its home-grown research and development in bioscience: “Jobs, wages, cures.” O’Sullivan, former president and CEO of Worcester-based life science business incubator Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, was the keynote speaker at an all-day bioscience industry seminar Friday [...]

2019-09-09T15:55:42+00:00September 9th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Covetrus Expands Veterinary Pharmacy Program to Include the University of New England

PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2019-- Covetrus (NASDAQ: CVET), a global leader in animal health-technology and services, announced that it is partnering with the University of New England’s College of Pharmacy (UNE) by offering an advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) to pharmacy doctoral candidates enrolled there. This program is one of many university partnerships that Covetrus has sponsored or developed in pursuit of [...]

2019-08-27T15:09:24+00:00August 27th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Study to investigate use of artificial intelligence for identifying bloodborne bacteria

Fluid Imaging Technologies (Scarborough, ME), and the University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO) have entered into an exclusive agreement to conduct primary laboratory research aimed at determining whether the university's artificial intelligence (AI) software can detect bloodborne bacteria and identify the species from images collected using the company's FlowCam Nano particle imaging and analysis system. Read more

2019-08-13T16:48:07+00:00August 13th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

JAX allergy research might lead to new treatments

Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory says it's part of a research team that has discovered the cellular process that creates a “super-antibody” driving severe allergic reactions, a finding that may lead to new biotechnology treatments. The research team was co-led by Adam Williams of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and Stephanie C. Eisenbarth of Yale [...]

2019-08-12T18:55:12+00:00August 12th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Marine algae for pet supplements? Startup rolls out commercial product

A Brunswick-based maker of marine plant-based nutritional supplements is now manufacturing and distributing its first commercial product. Field Phyto-Nutrients, based at Brunswick Landing’s TechPlace, is refining a production process that uses algae as raw material. FPN's first commercial algae-based pet health supplement, SmartZYME, is now in commercial production and being sold to natural and holistic [...]

2019-07-29T17:16:06+00:00July 29th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

From MRRA: You Can Make It Here

With the former Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) now being closed for eight years, manufacturing is driving much of the economic development success at the former base properties, now known as Brunswick Landing and the Topsham Commerce Park.  The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA),  working with our private sector partners, have attracted more than 130 companies to the 3,300-acre property.  Nearly 30 percent of them are [...]

2019-07-15T16:24:55+00:00July 15th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

The Jackson Laboratory collaborates to help the NIH fight rare diseases

Independent nonprofit biomedical research institute The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has teamed with Lovelace Biomedical, Exemplar Genetics, Iontox and the University of Pennsylvania to win a new $17M contract with the National Institute of Health’s National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences, for the purposes of creating new animal models and performing pharmacology studies to [...]

2019-07-10T15:59:43+00:00July 10th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Startups from Portland and Orono win 2019 Top Gun Showcase competition

Neuright, a biotech spinoff from the University of Maine, and Sticky Sweet, Portland’s first shop featuring plant-based ice cream, are the winners of the 2019 Top Gun Showcase hosted by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs on May 23 at the University of Southern Maine. Ten participants from the Bangor, Lewiston/Auburn, Portland, Rockland and Waterville Top [...]

2019-07-10T15:47:25+00:00July 10th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments