Life Sciences Products
The life sciences industry in Maine is broad and growing with a wide range of companies, academic institutions, and efforts to attract workforce that are attracted to Maine’s quality of life. Maine companies played a critical role in addressing the diagnostic needs resulting from Covid-19 and expecting to continue expanding.
Visit the bottom of this page to access the Maine Resource Compass, a searchable directory of resources across the State to help you fund and grow your business.
Domestic Trade Programs & Resources
Maine Center for Entrepreneurs Top Gun Program - A 15 week educational experience and competition for entrepreneurs with the desire to grow. Winners will receive a cash prize, which in previous years has come in the form of a $25,000 check.
BioME Cost Savings Program - Enjoy discounts from leading service providers and save on the cost of goods and services with the Bioscience Association of Maine. Other membership perks include attendance at networking events, access to extensive marketing opportunities, public policy input, and much more.
UMaine Advanced Manufacturing Center Product Development - Consult, conceptualize, and prototype your product with Maine's flagship university. Then, materialize your vision through their network of over 260 private manufacturers across New England.
Bioscience Map of Maine - A map of Maine bioscience companies including BioME members, as well as non-industry colleagues
Maine Accelerates Growth (MxG) - Funding for innovative and entrepreneurial companies, with initial funding awarded in the following areas: 1) programs & events that support increased capital, market access, and/or talent access; or 2) that build upon Maine's innovative and entrepreneurial culture.
Grants & Loans
- SBIR/STTR Technical Assistance Program (TAP) - If you’re in need of high-risk, early stage technology financing, MTI’s TAP program offers funding and technical assistance to help you craft your winning proposal for SBIR/STTR funding.
Trade Shows & Events
BIO International Convention - Click here for updates on one of the largest international biotech conventions.
National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Events - Upcoming and prerecorded events to get you started on your application journey for Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer funding.
To find more Life Sciences resources please explore the Maine Resource Compass below. You can search this living database to build your network, grow your knowledge base and find funding opportunities. These resources come from all across the entrepreneurial ecosystem — in Maine and beyond.