Maine’s bioscience industry added about 1,600 jobs during the pandemic

The pandemic has fueled a 42% increase in the number of lab technicians, medical device manufacturers, chemists, engineers and other life science jobs in Maine over the last five years.

A new report from the Bioscience Association of Maine shows the state added about 1,600 jobs between 2020 and 2021 alone. Maine’s industry experienced faster job growth than in other New England states over the last five years.

Many companies in Maine were well-positioned to manufacture the tests and other devices needed to diagnose COVID-19, said Agnieszka Carpenter, the association’s executive director. Read more

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