Novo Biosciences Inc., a spinoff of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has announced that it has received a two-year, $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of MSI-1436 as a potential regenerative medicine therapy for th…
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Sam Beck, Ph.D., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of computational biology. Beck, 37, will lead a research team focused on the study of progeria, or Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a rare, fatal, genetic condition characterized by accelerated aging in children.
Pharmaceutical developers are under increasing pressure to deliver high-value products that are affordable to patients and society. But the costs of bringing new drugs to market are significant. What’s involved in bringing a new drug to market and what is considered when valuing these new therapies? Former pharmaceutical company executive Josephine A. Sollano, DrPH, will discuss this timely topic at a Science Café entitled “Demystifying the Valuation of Pharmaceutical Innovations” to be…
MDI Biological Laboratory Education Director Jane E. Disney, Ph.D., and systems developer Duncan Bailey will talk about this trend at an MDI Science Café presentation entitled “Knowledge to Action: The New Face of Citizen Science” to be held Monday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. in the Kinne Library on the laboratory’s Bar Harbor campus.
Thirty-two summer fellows participated in the MDI Biological Laboratory’s 2017 summer fellowship program for undergraduates, including 24 from Maine colleges and universities. The summer fellowship program provides undergraduates with hands-on research training in an advanced laboratory environment.
Nine high school students participated in research fellowships at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, this summer, including eight from high schools in the state of Maine. The research fellowships support high school students who work in the laboratories of resident or visiting scientists on hands-on research projects, with each student being supervised by a senior scientist mentor.
The recent advances in the science of aging will be the topic of an MDI Science Café presentation by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., entitled “Slowing Aging to Prevent Age-Related Disease and Decline.” The café will be held on Monday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m. at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor.
Leaders in the field of regenerative medicine research will discuss the promise of regenerative medicine in a series of three public lectures to be held in conjunction with the MDI Biological Laboratory’s signature REGEN 2017 course, “Comparative Regenerative Biology.”