Saco company helps in COVID-19 fight by testing the tests

A Saco company is stepping up production of quality control kits that are vital to making sure coronavirus tests are accurate. Maine Molecular Quality Controls’ kits are used by laboratories that process tests for coronavirus and other illnesses. The company has some control kits on the market now and another six will be released in [...]

2020-04-27T15:59:37+00:00April 27th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Portland startup MedRhythms gets second patent, launches patient board

Portland medical technology startup MedRhythms Inc. continues to develop its product pipeline with the awarding of a second patent and the creation of a patient advisory board. The company said it has been issued a patent for audio technology in its digital therapeutics system, which uses sensors, software and music to improve walking in patients [...]

2020-04-27T15:57:08+00:00April 27th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Idexx to be second company in Maine producing COVID-19 test kits

A subsidiary of veterinary diagnostics firm Idexx Laboratories Inc. will begin producing COVID-19 test kits for people, and the company is offering previously developed testing for pets at its labs worldwide. The Westbrook-based company announced Monday that its human health subsidiary, Opti Medical Systems, is in the early stages of rolling out test kits specifically [...]

2020-04-21T18:22:28+00:00April 21st, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

The Baker Company has partnered with Lucid Scientific, a manufacturer of the most sensitive and accurate optical oxygen sensors available, to distribute its novel product line in North America

Sanford, Maine, April 21,2020 - The Baker Company, global leader in containment technology, owner of Baker Ruskinn, itself a global leader in anaerobic and precision low-oxygen culture solutions for microbiology and cell culture applications, has partnered with Lucid Scientific, to distribute their unique RESIPHER solution that turns a multi-well plate into a dynamic oxygen consumption [...]

2020-04-21T18:20:31+00:00April 21st, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Scarborough-based Fluid Imaging Technologies acquired by Japanese biotech

Fluid Imaging Technologies Inc., of Scarborough, has been acquired by a Japanese biotechnology company. Yokogawa Electric Corp. purchased all shares of Fluid Imaging, according to a news release. Terms were not disclosed. Fluid Imaging is a developer of automated imaging solutions that help analyze cells and other microscopic particles that are suspended in liquid media. [...]

2020-04-21T18:15:49+00:00April 21st, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

MedRhythms Announces an Expansion of Intellectual Property Portfolio, Securing Patent on Audio Engine for Digital Therapeutics Platform

PORTLAND, Maine, April 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MedRhythms, a Portland, Maine-based company building direct stimulation digital therapeutics that use sensors, software, and music to measure and improve walking, announced today the issuance of patent US20190022351A1 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This is the second granted patent in MedRhythms' portfolio. The patent, entitled "Enhancing Music [...]

2020-04-17T20:45:54+00:00April 17th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine biotech companies stepping up, and hiring, in COVID-19 fight

Maine’s life science companies, representing a variety of products and services, are finding themselves on the forefront of the worldwide effort to stop COVID-19 and adding employees as they increase production. From Sanford to Guilford to Bar Harbor, the companies make everything from biological safety cabinets to swabs to COVID-19 tests. And the businesses are [...]

2020-04-03T17:20:52+00:00April 3rd, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

MaineHealth asks state’s manufacturers to produce medical equipment, supplies

The parent company of Maine Medical Center is exploring whether the state’s manufacturing and construction industries can help fashion and supply the masks, face shields, gloves and protection equipment needed to handle the growing wave of coronavirus testing and treatment expected in the state’s hospitals. MaineHealth reached out over the weekend to the state’s industrial [...]

2020-03-24T15:45:50+00:00March 24th, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments

This Guilford company is one of the world’s top 2 makers of COVID-19 testing swabs

As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, 107 Maine residents have been confirmed positive for the coronavirus, according to the state. Click here for the latest coronavirus news, which the BDN has made free for the public. You can support this mission by purchasing a digital subscription. A Piscataquis County company that makes medical testing swabs is at the center [...]

2020-03-23T17:09:39+00:00March 23rd, 2020|NEWS|0 Comments