Event Recap:
BioME Student Showcase hosted virtually

On April 15, 2020, BioME organized the second annual  BioME Student Showcase . The format was a little different this year, but despite obvious difficulties, the Showcase was held virtually and proved to be a success. 10 college students and 16 high school students were selected to virtually present their original life sciences-related research to a panel of judges in competition for cash and academic prizes. Learn more and watch clips from the event on our blog!

2020 College Finalists Include:

  • 1st - Sarah Holbrook, University of Maine, AAV9-Ighmbp2 gene therapy significantly improves motor performance in severe SMARD1-like mouse model, nmdem3
  • 2nd - Anastasia D’Amico, University of Southern Maine, Investigating the Effect that Inhibiting FABP4 or FABP5 May Have in Myeloma Cell Proliferation
  • 3rd - Rachel Cray, University of Southern Maine, Role of oxidative stress within the astaxanthin biosynthesis pathway of Haematococcus pluvialis

2020 High School Finalists Include:

  • 1st - Ijeoma Obi, Bangor High School, Synthesis of an Azobenzene – Based Cholesterol Mimic for Gated Ion Channel Modifications
  • 2nd – Vetri Vel, Bangor High School, Real-time Fall Detection System for the Elderly Using Deep Learning and Thermal Imaging
  • 3rd – Swetha Palaniappan, Cape Elizabeth High School, The effect of Microplastics on cell culture

Scholarship: Deadline next week
Maine School for Science & Mathematics

As a follow up to ME Bioscience Day, BIOME will be funding 4 scholarships for Maine middle schoolers in the form of 1-week-long summer science camps at the  Maine School of Science and Mathematics  in Limestone, ME.

Application deadline: April 27, 2020.

COVID-19 Resource Page:
Stay up to date on all things COVID-19, in Maine and globally

We’ve compiled a list of helpful resources, tools, and reports highlighting Maine's unprecedented efforts in combatting the novel coronavirus.

Companies, organizations and individuals from all over the state are doing their part, from refocusing production to provide critical isolation rooms, to manufacturing 5-minute COVID-19 tests, to engineering a device that enables support for multiple patients on one ventilator. Maine biotech companies are ramping up production and creating jobs within the state in response to the pandemic.

Media: Maine life sciences contributions
Companies around the state are ramping up production and hiring

Maine's biomedical and life science companies are providing crucial tools in the global fight against COVID-19. Governor Janet Mills has deemed biomedical and life science companies essential during this crisis and can remain open to continue their important work. Maine's life science companies are finding themselves on the forefront of the worldwide effort to stop COVID-19 and adding employees as they increase production.

BioME New Annual Sponsors:
Thank you Maine Technology Institute and
People's United Bank!

Starting in 2020, we are offering our members and friends a new way to support the life sciences industry in Maine, while simultaneously receiving an even broader range of brand exposure.

BioME would like to extend a special note of of deep appreciation to our new annual sponsors - Maine Technology Institute and People's United Bank. Thank you for helping us to continue delivering value to Maine's growing life sciences industry.

Welcome New BioME Members

Nova Analytics Lab
Gray Optics
People's United Bank
PJ Fitzpatrick Executive Advisory Group, LLC

Noteworthy Job Openings

Associate Analyst - Covetrus
Product Transfer Scientist, Abbott
Microinjectionist, Jackson Laboratory
Marketing Program Manager, SeraCare
Information Technologies Assistant, Puritan Medical Products
Postdoctoral Researcher in Trace Metals - Bigelow Laboratory
Sponsored Programs Assistant - MDI Biological Laboratory
Molecular & Cell Biology Technologist, Jackson Laboratory
Stock Room Supervisor, Baker Company
Production Scientist, EnviroLogix
Microbiologist, York Hospital

To see these and more openings, please visit our Job Board