Jackson Lab to hire 300 new employees

ELLSWORTH — The Jackson Laboratory has increased its minimum wage to $15.75 an hour and will hire 300 new employees over the next year, according to a press release from Senior Public Relations Manager Sarah Laskowski on Tuesday. The move comes as the Bar Harbor-based organization, which made $400 million before expenses in 2017, continues to [...]

2019-04-18T17:02:22+00:00April 18th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Bringing Maine researchers together to identify solutions to opioid epidemic in Maine

The MDI Biological Laboratory and the University of New England (UNE) are bringing Maine researchers together to discuss how they can collaborate to identify solutions to the opioid epidemic in Maine. In a first step toward this goal, the institution will hold a panel discussion on the opioid crisis at the upcoming 46th Maine Biological [...]

2019-04-10T18:17:15+00:00April 10th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Portland-based ImmuCell completes $9 million public offering

Portland-based biotech firm ImmuCell Corp. completed a $9 million public offering Friday, selling over 1.6 million additional shares to investors. The publicly traded company, which develops animal health products for the dairy and beef industries, said it will use the money for expansion and to reduce debt. ImmuCell said it netted about $8.3 million from [...]

2019-04-08T15:55:55+00:00March 29th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine students present STEM research at science fair

BRUNSWICK — From quasars to 3-D printing, high school research projects were presented at the Maine State Science Fair on Saturday. Bangor High School dominated the awards, with many students winning in a number of categories, and receiving scholarships. Bangor students received 10 of 12 full-tuition scholarships offered by the University of Maine. Read more

2019-03-26T15:20:05+00:00March 25th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Jackson Laboratory, Sanofi announce partnership on cancer

A laboratory in Maine is announcing a multimillion-dollar collaboration with pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to try to tackle two kinds of cancer. Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor said Thursday it has signed a research agreement for up to $4.2 million with Sanofi to identify new targets to treat triple-negative breast cancer and ovarian carcinoma. The lab [...]

2019-03-06T19:39:53+00:00March 2nd, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Jackson Laboratory lands $255K grant to research drug addiction

Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has received $255,000 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support research into substance use disorder. The funding has been awarded through DHHS's National Institute on Drug Abuse. "The important work being done at the Jackson Laboratory is making great strides to conquer a disease that affects far [...]

2019-03-05T02:54:03+00:00February 26th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

The Jackson Laboratory’s biggest challenge has nothing to do with mice or research

The Jackson Laboratory has been expanding beyond its Bar Harbor headquarters at an unprecedented rate over the past few years, building a mouse-breeding facility in Ellsworth, partnering with the University of Connecticut in a new genomic research facility and expanding its presence into China. That growth has had it challenges. The lab sought to expand to Florida [...]

2019-02-22T01:15:39+00:00February 22nd, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments