Maine company contracted to produce millions of testing swabs

GUILFORD — A Maine medical supplies manufacturer has been awarded more than $11 million from the federal government to produce millions more testing swabs. Puritan Medical Products of Guilford received the money through the federal Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, said Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday. The company will increase its [...]

2020-11-24T17:22:05+00:00November 24th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Wastewater testing sheds light on COVID-19 trends

Tests of wastewater from across Maine have shown a steady increase in COVID-19 cases in recent months, offering additional, localized insight into the spread of the coronavirus. Some Maine colleges, meanwhile, have successfully used the stuff flushed down the toilet to detect and isolate cases before they lead to larger outbreaks. St. Joseph’s College, for [...]

2020-11-24T17:13:42+00:00November 21st, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

In Portland, MedRhythms and Roux Institute team up on research, talent development

MedRhythms Inc., a Portland-based medical technology startup launched in 2016, is teaming up with Northeastern University's Roux Institute to prime the pipelines of research and talent development in Maine. The institute and the startup unveiled a partnership Tuesday aimed at generating strategic research collaborations, internships and cooperative work opportunities for Roux Institute graduate students at MedRhythms. “It [...]

2020-11-24T17:21:13+00:00November 18th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Thomas College says it too will partner with Roux Institute, details plans for $13.5M gift

One day after a Portland startup announced a collaboration with Northeastern University’s Roux Institute, Thomas College in Waterville has said it too is partnering with the fledgling center for technology and life science research. The partnership with Roux, founded early this year in Portland, is one of several initiatives Thomas is launching to grow “the [...]

2020-11-24T17:19:55+00:00November 18th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Portland-based biotech ImmuCell reports 25% sales growth for Q3

ImmuCell Corp. (Nasdaq: ICCC), a Portland biotech company that makes preventive health products for beef and dairy cattle, on Thursday reported that its sales for the year’s third quarter increased 25% over the same period in 2019. Sales rose $752,000 to $3.7 million during the three-month period that ended Sept. 30, 2020. For the first [...]

2020-11-19T19:11:52+00:00November 13th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

UNE to expand career options with new undergrad degree in pharmacy science

The University of New England on Wednesday announced that students pursuing a professional degree in pharmacy will be able to earn an undergraduate degree in the discipline as well. After two years of study toward a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, UNE students will now pick up a bachelor's degree in pharmacy science. The doctorate typically requires [...]

2020-11-24T17:16:53+00:00November 12th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Covetrus reports 11% sales growth in Q3 results

Covetrus Inc. (Nasdaq: CVET), the Portland-based animal-health company, reported sales were up 11% during the third quarter compared to the same period last year, driven by customer demand that reached pre-pandemic levels in some markets. Net sales from July to September were $1.13 billion, about $80 million more than analysts' consensus expectations, and an increase [...]

2020-11-24T17:18:28+00:00November 11th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Covetrus reports net loss, higher revenue for third quarter

Covetrus Inc. of Portland reported a net loss for the third quarter despite a double-digit revenue increase that exceeded analyst expectations. The company, which provides veterinary technology, products and services, reported a net loss of $35 million, or 33 cents per share, for the quarter, compared with a net loss of $959 million a year [...]

2020-11-12T17:44:10+00:00November 10th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine CDC tackles vaccine challenges as Pfizer announces promising results

With the federal government possibly only weeks away from approving a coronavirus vaccine, Maine health officials are preparing to get the shots delivered, stored at hospitals and administered to those who will first receive the vaccine. Pfizer Inc. officials said on Monday that a potential coronavirus vaccine is showing great promise, and has a potential 90 percent [...]

2020-11-12T17:46:07+00:00November 9th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments
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