The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced the establishment of the William Procter Scientific Innovation Fund in honor of Dr. William Procter (1873-1951), a businessman, entrepreneur and scientist. Procter’s seven-part “Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region,” published between 1927 and 1946, has been an invaluable resource for biologists studying the fauna of the Mount Desert region.
The MDI Biological Laboratory inaugurates its Center for Science Entrepreneurship this week with a new course that will help University of Maine and College of the Atlantic science and engineering undergraduates explore approaches to biomedical research using concepts and tools that promote collaboration across disciplines.
Entrepreneur Nadir Yildirim, Ph.D., will talk about the potential of microscopic wood fibers called nanocelluloses to transform Maine’s forest products industry in a March 6 MDI Science Café entitled “Nanotechnology and the Futurist Green Material, Nanocellulose.”
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it is providing incubator space and associated scientific resources on its Bar Harbor campus to Coagulation Sciences LLC a Riverdale, N.Y- based development-stage medical device company. Coagulation Sciences is developing the Multiple Coagulation Test System (MCTSTM) to help hospitals minimize or eliminate unnecessary blood transfusions and their associa…