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Jackson Lab awarded $1.6 million grant for genetics education

The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has been awarded a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to expand its course offerings in mammalian genetics, genomics and...

Jackson Lab spinout raises $5.5 million in Series A financing

Cyteir Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical startup spun out from The Jackson Laboratory three years ago, has raised $5.5 million in funding for its research to combat cancer.

IDEXX founder David Shaw on his investment philosophy

Lori Valigra |

Toward the end of his time at IDEXX Laboratories Inc., founder David Shaw set up Black Point Group LLC as a vehicle to invest in other companies. That was in 2000. Now, the investment firm has a...

Idexx Q3 earnings exceed expectations

Westbrook-based Idexx Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profits of $44.2 million, exceeding Wall Street expectations.

Benjamin Shaw's Vets First Choice bites into traditional distribution

Lori Valigra |

Benjamin Shaw focuses calmly and steadily on his visitor during a recent interview at his Portland office. The only "tell" that there's intensity behind his quiet demeanor is...

A 'Hatchery' for student entrepreneurs: Foundation grant helps launch COA's venture incubator

Laurie Schreiber |

A donation to College of the Atlantic's business incubator will allow an unusual program to graduate from its scraping-by status to a permanent place in the curriculum.

Jackson Lab gets $10M to fight genetically complex diseases

The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor said it has received a nearly $10 million federal grant to launch a major initiative in collaboration with several institutions to fight life-threatening and...

Jackson Lab gets $1.5M to research rare disorder

The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has received a $1.5 million gift from a Houston couple to research a rare disorder that can be life-threatening for infants.

Bigelow Lab, Ole Miss collaboration moves forward

A five-year collaboration between Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and the University of Mississippi already is producing results, according to the East Boothbay lab.

Former House Leader Seth Berry transitions into private sector with Kennebec River Biosciences

Maddy Butcher |

Seth Berry of Bowdoinham served in the Maine Legislature for eight years (2006–14), ending his term as House majority leader. In January, Berry was hired by...