Research firms can tap $3.5 million to improve health in Maine

A consortium of entrepreneurs, scientists and investors can tap $3.5 million in federal funds over the next three years to try to improve the health of people in Maine and other parts of the Northeast. The Driven Biomedical Technology Accelerator Hub, which is just starting up in Maine, will provide investment, education, mentoring and other [...]

2019-02-06T17:35:21+00:00February 6th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine Voices: Innovation is so 2018

Gov. Mills’ call to re-establish an Office of Innovation was exciting and bold. An office to coordinate all of the state’s investments in technology makes perfect sense if only for one single point: We are swimming in an abundance of innovation. Millions of taxpayer dollars and decades of research have yielded major advances in the [...]

2019-01-25T19:16:16+00:00January 25th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

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