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UNE lands $1.3M grant to develop new technologies for seaweed production


The United States Department of Energy awarded the University of New England a three-year, nationally competitive research grant for $1.32 million to develop technologies that will enable the United...

$1.5M grant advances research of therapy drug for heart attack victims

Renee Cordes |

Novo Biosciences Inc., a spinoff of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, will use $1.5 million in federal research funding to study the effectiveness of a potential regenerative medicine...

$11M grant funds MMCRI's research of obesity and other metabolic diseases


The National Institutes of Health awarded the Maine Medical Center Research Institute a five-year, $11 million grant to establish a multidisciplinary research center focused on human metabolic...

MDI Biological Lab summer program put 32 undergrads in labs

The MDI Biological Laboratory put 32 interns in research and lab facilities across the state, 20 of the participants supported by Maine INBRE, a network of 13 Maine educational and research...

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.