Maine Voices: Advancing Maine’s role in the life sciences through biomanufacturing

Although traditionally linked to tourism and outdoor recreation, Maine is now on the verge of also defining itself as a state where the life sciences thrive. Today, more than 400 life sciences companies are currently making their home in Maine, creating job opportunities and opening the doors to new career paths for both current and future residents.

We should not be surprised. The Maine Economic Development Strategy 2020-2029: A Focus on Talent and Innovationfor example, names The Jackson Laboratory, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, MDI Biological Laboratory and other companies focused on biomedical work as existing statewide assets that can power “growth through innovation.” Similarly, the Bioscience Association of Maine 2019 Industry Report paints a picture of a supercharged engine significantly outpacing the job growth of all other sectors in Maine and exceeding nationwide job growth in the sector. Read more

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