Maine Technology Institute awards Maine Technology Asset Funds to support Phase 2 of mouse vivarium construction.

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution, today announced it has received a $12.5 million grant from Maine Technology Institute (MTI).  The competitively awarded grant will fund Phase II construction of JAX’s state-of-the-art research mouse production facility in Ellsworth, Maine, which is scheduled to open this summer.

As the world leader in research mouse production, The Jackson Laboratory’s Ellsworth vivarium will significantly expand production capacity and help address the high demand for top quality JAX® Mice.  Annually, scientists in nearly 25,000 laboratories in up to 60 countries around the globe use JAX® Mice to conduct research, identify treatments, and seek cures for human diseases.  In the next five-ten years, the vivarium is expected to create 350 full-time, high-quality jobs in Ellsworth and 120 jobs in Bar Harbor. Read More