Maine astronaut could be first woman on the moon

Maine astronaut Jessica Meir could be headed to the moon. The Caribou native was among the 18 candidates that NASA announced on Wednesday for the first human missions to orbit and land on the moon in nearly 50 years, although flight assignments will be made later. Half of the elite group that will begin the [...]

2020-12-17T16:08:28+00:00December 9th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Guilford swab maker Puritan wins Inc. ‘company of the year,’ and a legal victory

Puritan Medical Products Co., the Guilford manufacturer of medical swabs used in COVID-19 testing, has been named Company of the Year by Inc. magazine in its inaugural Best in Business Awards. The awards “celebrate companies — big and small — making a superlative impact on their industries, their neighbors and our world,” Inc. said in [...]

2020-12-10T16:52:53+00:00December 7th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

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
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