UMaine education professor named NSF program director

Asli Sezen-Barrie, an associate professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, has been named rotating program director of the National Science Foundation’s Division for Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL). Sezen-Barrie, who joined UMaine’s faculty in 2017, will be in the role [...]

2021-09-07T16:32:27+00:00August 30th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

With output from new solar farm in Waldoboro, Bigelow Lab gets greener

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, in East Boothbay, is now drawing more than 90% of its electrical power from renewable energy, thanks to the new construction of a solar farm in Waldoboro. Bigelow Laboratory is one of the largest users of the farm, according to a news release Thursday. The 10-acre solar array is owned by SunRaise Investments, [...]

2021-09-07T16:30:48+00:00August 27th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

MDI Biological Laboratory president elected to German Academy of Sciences

BAR HARBOR  – Hermann Haller, M.D., president of the MDI Biological Laboratoryin Bar Harbor, Maine, has been elected to the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences (Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften). The Leopoldina, which originated as a classical scholarly society in 1652, is the oldest continuously existing science academy in the world. In 2008, it [...]

2021-08-24T16:05:44+00:00August 20th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

New UMaine research hub to focus on Potato Virus Y

ORONO — Greater understanding of the biology of one of the most destructive plant viruses to potato crops will be the focus of a research hub at the University of Maine that is part of a new $6.1 million institute focused on virology and host-virus dynamics. The National Science Foundation awarded the grant to the [...]

2021-08-24T16:02:59+00:00August 20th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

UNE gets $150K to boost diversity in pharmacy workforce

The University of New England will use $150,000 in grants from two Maine companies to advance diversity in Maine's pharmacy workforce and more broadly in the profession, the school announced on Tuesday. Funding comes from Portland animal-health company Covetrus Inc.(Nasdaq: CVET) and Scarborough-based Hannaford Supermarkets, each of which is giving $75,000 to UNE. While Hannaford's contribution will [...]

2021-08-11T19:24:03+00:00August 4th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

JAX will spend $5M to raise minimum wage for over 1,000 employees

The need to attract and retain employees has driven Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory, one of the world's most prominent biomedical research institutions, to hike its wages at an annual cost of $5 million. The nonprofit lab on Monday said it will immediately adjust the minimum hourly pay for employees from $15 to $18. More than 1,200 employees [...]

2021-08-04T21:23:12+00:00August 3rd, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

A life sciences boom

“Sometimes you have an idea that resonates so strongly it’s worth taking the leap,” says Amanda Howland, co-founder of ElleVet Sciences, a South Portland company that develops and produces CBD products for pets. It wasn’t long after launching that she found validation in that initial idea. All of the veterinary schools she and co-founder Christian [...]

2021-08-24T15:35:20+00:00August 2nd, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Innovation, R&D and jobs will drive Maine’s future

Hannah Pingree is director of Gov. Janet Mills’ Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. She served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives, and was Speaker of the House from 2008-10. She helped spearhead legislation on energy, broadband, housing, environmental health and health care. She is also a daughter of U.S. Rep. Chellie [...]

2021-08-24T15:31:33+00:00August 2nd, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

IDEXX reports Q2 growth in revenue, earnings, and raises guidance

Westbrook-based IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX) on Friday morning reported revenue of $826 million during the year’s second quarter, an increase over the same period in 2020 of 30% on a reported basis and 26% organically. IDEXX, which makes veterinary diagnostic tools and practice software as well as water microbiology tests, reported earnings per share [...]

2021-08-24T16:01:11+00:00July 30th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments
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