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

Bioscience industry job growth in Maine over the past five years has been 14% over the past 5 years, compared with only 4% for all industries combined, says the Bioscience Association of Maine.

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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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Life science community touts Maine’s advantages in new marketing campaign

Among the benefits of a Maine location, according to a news release from BioME: a skilled workforce, innovative companies, available building sites, a supportive business network, and quality-of-life attributes, such as affordable housing, good schools, little traffic and natural beauty.

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

– Forbes Magazine