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Will CRISPR/Cas9 be the Catalyst that Revolutionizes Human Health?

Associate professor, Dustin Updike, Ph.D., is internationally recognized for using CRISPR/Cas9 in his research. CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene-editing technology revolutionizing scientific research and experimental therapies in human health. A genome, the term used to describe all of an organism’s DNA as a whole, is like a blueprint laying out the directions for an organism’s body…

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MDIBL Welcomes Future Biotech Leaders to Campus

The Roux Institute, located in Portland, ME, is a division of Northeastern University that specializes in educating graduate level students in advanced technologies for a changing world. Launched in 2020 in conjunction with prominent tech entrepreneur David Roux, the Roux Institute and the larger Northeastern network aim to create graduates who are ready for, and…

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Visiting Scientist Brett Keiper, Ph.D.: Taking the Time for Creative Inspiration

Everyone is familiar with bursts of creative inspiration in which ideas are teeming, connections between disparate subjects are made and solutions to seemingly intractable problems are revealed. But it’s rare for such moments to come out of the blue. Often, they are fostered by an inspirational setting, a culture of knowledge-sharing and the time to…

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Better Imaging Makes for Better Understanding

After completing his doctorate, Bonnet continued honing his live image microscopy skills at the Biotechnology Center (BIOTECH) at Technische Universität Dresden in Germany before joining MDIBL in mid-2019. In the 2 years since, Bonnet has driven the improvement and growth of the LMF, the focus always being getting the faculty what they need to do…

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MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin Strange, Ph.D., Speaks to Maine Startups Insider About Novo Biosciences

The following post is excerpted from a “Founder Forum” interview with Kevin Strange, Ph.D., about Novo Biosciences that originally appeared in the online publication, “Maine Startups Insider (MSI).”

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Yes on Question 1: A Needed Investment in Research and Innovation in Maine

This editorial in the Bangor Daily News quotes MDI Biological Laboratory research assistant Jesse Rochester on the need for STEM jobs in Maine in making the case in favor of a June 13 ballot referendum for a $50 million bond to support the growth of innovative R&D companies in Maine.

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Engaging Life Science Innovators and Entrepreneurs

This excerpt from the MDI Biological Laboratory’s biannual news magazine, “Breaking Through,” describes the role of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s new Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation in promoting a thriving science and technology sector in Maine.

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It Takes More Than Space to Incubate a Company

Michael Kagan, director of product development at Coagulation Sciences LLC, discusses why he chose to incubate his startup medical device company at the MDI Biological Laboratory.

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