For the innovative minds advancing Life Science forward, Maine is the most enriching community to live and work.

From the rocky coast of Bar Harbor to the burgeoning Portland waterfront, Maine is home to a diverse and prosperous life science ecosystem.

Global biotech companies such as Abbott, BBI Solutions, Corning, Elanco, IDEXX, Molnlycke, GVS, Bio-Rad, and Lonza have Maine facilities. There are more than 400 life science companies, with most of them focusing on pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, scientific research and development services, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and medical equipment and supplies manufacturing. In recent years, Maine’s life science industry has played an increasingly important role in Maine’s economy.

Maine fulfills individual lives, incentivizes business, motivates company growth, advances the local economy, influences the industry at large, and propels life science forward in New England and beyond.

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In the News

Biological sciences industry on the rise in Maine, new report shows

An employee works in one of the labs at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor. A new report says jobs in the bioscience field have grown 14 percent over the past five years, compared with only 4 percent in all other industries

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Northeastern University Announces $100M Research Institute in Portland

A grant of $100 million from the Roux Family Foundation will support the graduate school and research center, along with 10 corporate co-sponsors.

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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.

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Abbott, JAX officials to discuss coronavirus science in BioME webinar

BioME, the Bioscience Association of Maine, is bringing together representatives of businesses in Maine that have taken the lead in the medical aspect of fighting the COVID-19 virus in free webinar Thursday.

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“Maine is among the best places for business and careers in the U.S.”

– Forbes Magazine