Discovering new medicines is a complex and risky endeavor. Today, for every 5,000 drugs discovered, only one will be approved to treat human disease. On top of that, the approval process takes an average of 10 years and the cost can top $2 billion dollars per drug.
Here in Maine, jobs in the biomedical and life science sectors – professions needed for the development, production and distribution of medicines, vaccines, and related supplies – have grown faster than anywhere in the United States over the last five years.
One of the many benefits of youth is the ability to heal wounds, mend broken bones and recover from illnesses faster than adults. This phenomenon suggests that aging is linked to a decline in regenerative ability.
As MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) works to answer critical questions about regeneration, this tiny creature, known as axolotl, or Mexican salamander, may hold the key
With more than 30 million people across the country – including Maine – suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD), it’s all hands on deck at the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) in Bar Harbor.
The MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) is one of Maine’s hidden gems. This small institution, tucked away on the northern tip of Mount Desert Island, has had a major impact on our understanding of biology and human health.
MDI Biological Laboratory Events
MDI Biological Laboratory runs events throughout the year that are open to the public, including Science Cafés, Seminars and Family Science Night.
Chronic complications of diabetes are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality not only in the western world but worldwide.Read More