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Sappi and Biobased Maine put out joint RFP for Westbrook mill

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Sappi North America, in partnership with Biobased Maine, issued a RFP seeking biobased technology to incorporate into existing operations at Sappi's Westbrook mill.

Owner of shuttered GNP mill counter-sues prospective buyer

The owner of the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket has filed a counterclaim against the prospective buyer that was granted a temporary restraining order in February halting...

Bar Harbor labs make advances with major diseases

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Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory and the MDI Biological Laboratory have separately made recent advances in understanding the basics of two of the leading causes of deaths in the United States,...

IDEXX joins NASDAQ-100 Index

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IDEXX Laboratories Inc., the Westbrook-based provider of diagnostic tests for pets, poultry and livestock, has joined the NASDAQ-100 Index, the company announced on Monday.

Jackson Lab nabs $2.8M in fed grants to target breast cancer

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Two Jackson Laboratory professors, including the Bar Harbor Lab’s CEO, were awarded two U.S. Department of Defense grants totaling $2.8 million to research one of the most deadly breast cancers.

ImmuCell gets additional $2 million in debt financing

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ImmuCell Corp., a Portland-based maker of health products used in dairy and beef industries, said it has landed an additional $2 million in financing for its planned expansion.

Canadian company looking at Maine sites for biorefinery

Ensyn Corp., a Canadian company that creates fuels from forestry biomass, is exploring potential sites in Maine to locate a biorefinery capable of transforming 400 tons a day of low-grade wood into...

Vitamin helps prevent certain vision loss, JAX researchers find

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Taking vitamin B3 in water may slow or prevent the slow vision loss from glaucoma, an eye disease that eventually leads to blindness and has no cure currently, researchers at Jackson Laboratory found.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory signs partnership with UMaine

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The University of Maine has signed a letter of intent with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to partner in the development of forest-based biomaterials for use in...

MDI Bio Lab research uncovers mystery of why diet can prolong lifespan

Lori Valigra |

Diets can prolong health and lifespan, but scientists haven't known why until now, when researchers at MDI Biological Laboratory discovered a genetic pathway that explains the process.

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