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Vets First Choice CEO talks about global expansion, acquisitions

Lori Valigra |

Direct Vet Marketing last week raised $223 million, a record amount for a Maine-based company in at least two decades. CEO Benjamin Shaw has big plans for the infusion, including expanding into...

NIH awards $20M grant to Maine Medical Center Research Institute


The National Institutes of Health has awarded $20 million over five years to the Maine Medical Center Research Institute and its partners to establish the Northern New England Clinical and...

Where will Maine's STEM students go to work?

Lori Valigra |

Amid the recent buzz of entrepreneurs at Maine Startup and Create Week, I talked to Kevin Strange, president of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, about his take on...

Shaw named EY's regional 'entrepreneur of year'


EY, a multinational professional services firm based in the United Kingdom, presented its Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award for New England to Benjamin Shaw, founder and CEO of Portland-based Vets...

MDI Biological Lab offers 'biomedical boot camp' for high schoolers


A new biomedical bootcamp at the MDI Biological Laboratory will give high school students and recent graduates a chance to immerse themselves in science to explore whether they would like to pursue a...

Biomass firm faces challenge in mill purchase

The biomass company EMEP LLC is facing challenges in getting the funding it needs for the redevelopment of the former Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket as a biorefinery and energy park.

Netherlands company acquires South Portland's Grow-Tech

James McCarthy |

Anania & Associates Investment Co. announced today that it has sold Grow-Tech LLC, one of its portfolio companies, to the Netherlands-based floricultural company Dümmen Orange for an undisclosed...

Jackson Lab lands federal grant to study Alzheimer’s disease


The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has been awarded a $2.67 million federal grant over five years that will fund studies of the complex processes involved in both healthy aging and...

Legal settlement opens way for proposed $240M biorefinery project

A legal dispute between the owner of the former Great Northern Paper Co. in East Millinocket and a prospective buyer that wants to build a $240 million biorefinery there has been settled, clearing...

Promising new opportunity shaping up at former Old Town Fuel and Fiber


Biofine Technology, a Massachusetts company, will partner with the University of Maine's Forest Bioproducts Research Institute on a pilot project at the former Old Town Fuel and Fiber to process and...