ME Bioscience Day Reaches Thousands of Maine Middle School Students

(Portland) On Thursday, November 21st, 56 volunteers from Maine’s bioscience companies went into middle school classrooms across the state to get students excited about science and show them career options they can have right here in Maine. Through engaging hands-on activities, more than three thousand students at 23 different schools got an idea what a [...]

2019-11-25T17:57:11+00:00November 25th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

‘Mighty mice’ custom-designed at Jackson Lab are headed to the space station

A beefy strain of custom-designed mice created at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor are headed to the International Space Station to help scientists better understand bone and muscle loss, both in space and on Earth. Mice from The Jackson Laboratory will go the International Space Station to be used in research on muscle-wasting conditions. Photo [...]

2019-11-15T16:04:51+00:00November 15th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Covetrus admits ‘self-inflicted missteps,’ records $1 billion ‘goodwill’ charge

Portland-based Covetrus Inc. used the release of its third-quarter earnings report Tuesday to send a message to investors that the company is aware of its problems and is trying to set things right. The veterinary technology and services firm reported revenue and net income from operations for the quarter that exceeded analysts’ expectations, while recording [...]

2019-11-15T16:02:13+00:00November 15th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

IDEXX beats estimates on Q3 results, ups full-year revenue growth outlook

IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX), a Westbrook-based provider of veterinary diagnostics, veterinary practice software and water microbiology testing, posted third-quarter earnings and revenues above market expectations. The company on Thursday reported third-quarter revenues of $605 million, an increase of 11% on a reported basis and 12% on an organic basis, over last year. Earnings per [...]

2019-11-01T14:38:19+00:00November 1st, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Portland startup to test digital therapy for stroke

MedRhythms Inc., a Portland-based medical technology startup, has gotten the green light to launch a clinical trial of its walking rehabilitation solution for stroke patients. The venture capital-backed company, founded in 2016, uses sensors, music and artificial intelligence to measure and improve walking in people who have experienced stroke. Read more

2019-10-30T16:19:53+00:00October 30th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Microsoft announces cancer research project with The Jackson Laboratory

LAS VEGAS—When it comes to fighting cancer, physicians have more data at their fingertips than ever before. Perhaps, it may feel sometimes, too much data. By some estimates, there are almost 2,000 new papers published every day including 200 linked to cancer, said Susan Mockus, director of product innovation and strategic commercialization at The Jackson Laboratory, [...]

2019-10-28T17:19:15+00:00October 28th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Ayers resigns from top IDEXX leadership role

Jonathan Ayers, chairman, president and CEO of Westbrook-based IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX), will reduce his leadership role because of a spinal cord injury he suffered in a June 27 bicycling accident Jonathan (Jay) Mazelsky, who has been serving as interim president and CEO, has been appointed to those positions on a permanent basis, the veterinary diagnostics [...]

2019-10-28T17:15:26+00:00October 28th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Covetrus Announces CEO and Chairman Transition

Benjamin Shaw steps down as CEO and president and will serve as a strategic advisor to the board of Covetrus. Board chair Wolin to assume role as acting CEO and president, lead independent director Laskawy to serve as board chair. PORTLAND, Maine, October 22, 2019 – Covetrus (NASDAQ: CVET), a global leader in animal-health technology and services, today announced that Benjamin [...]

2019-10-28T17:10:46+00:00October 28th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments

Award-winning Life Science Biotechnology Company Prapela Coming to Maine

Award-winning Life Science Biotechnology Company Prapela Coming to Maine Prapela’s patented technology aids opioid-exposed babies and preemies. (October 15, 2019) Portland, ME: Prapela, Inc., an award-winning life science biotechnology company focused on infant health, is moving its development and commercialization activities to Maine. Prapela has secured operational space in the Pepperell Mill Campus in Biddeford – [...]

2019-10-15T16:28:40+00:00October 15th, 2019|NEWS|0 Comments