Support the Maine Pavilion at BIO2018 in Boston and attend the show at a discounted rate
Did you know that BioME is organizing the Maine Pavilion at BIO International Convention 2018 in Boston? The 4 day trade show is one of the largest bioscience events in the United States with over 18,000 attendees, 30% of whom are international. The Maine Pavilion will host 8 exhibitors representing the industry and academia in Maine. The exhibition space is now sold out. 

In This Issue
April 26: BioME Spring Networking Reception & MDIBL tour

Please join us for a tour of one of Maine's premier biomedical research laboratories followed by our annual Spring Networking Reception on Thursday, April 26. Come learn about the groundbreaking research happening in Maine and connect with the bioscience community in the state over delicious food and drinks. 

Make it a day trip in Bar Harbor or stay over for  Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium  at MDIBL (April 27-28).  
Women in Bioscience (March 29): Meet our panelists
On March 29, 2018 between 3-5pm at Cellardoor Winery in Portland we are hosting Women in Bioscience. The event will feature a moderated panel discussion of acclaimed bioscience female scientists and entrepreneurs focusing on success stories, career advantages and obstacles for women in the bioscience space in Maine. Panelists include: Dr Deborah Bronk, new CEO of Bigelow Laboratories for Ocean Sciences, Dr Ewelina Bolcun-Filas, Assistant Professor at The Jackson Laboratory, Kristin Gordon, Sr Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Abbott and Dr Kristy Townsend (moderator), Neuroscience Professor at University of Maine Orono.


Earlier this month BIOME's Board of Directors and Staff held a strategic planning meeting and came up with the organization's new mission and vision, as well as strategic goals. The meeting was facilitated by Johnna Major of Cornerstone HR who did a tremendous job keeping us at task. 

Introducing two new Board Members: Kristy Townsend & Fran Harrison 
We are excited to announce that Fran Harrison, CMO at SMRT Architects and Engineers and Dr Kristy Townsend, PhD, Neurobiology professors at UMaine have joined BioME Board of Directors.

Member Spotlight: Cornerstone HR

Johnna Major, President of Cornerstone HR, is an experienced HR professional who specializes in helping start up or growth phase companies find the right talent for their teams. Johnna understands that companies need a strong professional staff to make the company's vision a reality, and has a knack for finding experienced professionals who bring knowledge of best practices but can wear the many hats that small businesses require. In addition, Johnna works with clients to address the full range of HR needs whether it's managing employee performance or developing sound policies and programs to drive business strategy and ensure compliance.  
    Survey Results are in!

A couple months ago we put together a membership survey to better understand how you see us and how to best serve you. Many of you responded and the results helped us tremendously with deciding on the direction Bioscience Association of Maine should take in the nearest future. Click on the link under the image to see the report summarizing survey results. Thank you so much for participating!

The winner of $100 Amazon gift card is  Kat Taylor of GTCA in Ellsworth. Congratulations!

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BioME 2018 Legislative Reception recap 

On January 8, 2018 we held our annual Legislative Reception at the Senator Inn in Augusta. We had a great time connecting with Maine State Legislators and highlighting matters important for the bioscience community in Maine. Thank you all for coming! 

Welcome New Members
We are glad to welcome the following companies to our BIOME Family:

Creare LLC
Virtus Pharmaceuticals
Gemini Therapeutics
Rapid Equine Solutions
PharmaBlock USA
Lifemine Therapeutics
Purist LLC
PLS Analytical
NovaRock Biotherapeutics
Censa Pharmaceuticals
Kursten TenHoor

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