Mount Desert Islander features UMaine graduates who developed cream for browntail moth rash

The Mount Desert Islander reported on two University of Maine graduates who have built a skincare brand around the regenerative benefits of lobsters, and their product offers a solution to a problem faced by many Mainers. Amber Boutiette and Patrick Breeding, former bioengineering graduate students, launched their company Marin Skincare early in 2020 using the proteins and enzymes in lobsters that allow them to regenerate limbs. A more recent discovery — that the cream could also be used to treat the irritation caused by browntail moth caterpillars — has propelled the company into a wider market.