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PDC assists with need for key N95 mask testing materials

Our staff continues to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing fit test solutions for N95 masks.  The production comes as a request from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  Our chemists have produced solutions according to OSHA protocols.  The Maine CDC is currently deploying the testing solutions to agencies and employers across […]

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PDC producing hospital-grade sanitizer during COVID-19 pandemic

  The Process Development Center is proud of the work we and other programs at the University of Maine are conducting during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Check out the release from UMaine below. UMaine, statewide partners producing hand sanitizer, exploring PPE innovations for Maine hospitals

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COVID-19 Update and the PDC

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the Maine CDC and Governor Mills have issued several recommendations. University of Maine leaders are making plans to ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, and visitors to our campus. At this writing, there have been no plans to close the campus. We are still […]

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Maine leading country in nanocellulose research

The University of Maine is the only producer of the product nanocellulose, able to produce 1 ton per day in the entire country. https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/tech/science/maine-leading-country-in-nanocellulose-research/97-bc5b9191-0f43-4a8f-8d9e-dc488b859cb8

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Local Radio Show “Wild Maine” Interviews PDC Director

In a February 2018 episode of the radio show Wild Maine, host Bob Duschesne sat down with Process Development Center Director Michael Bilodeau to discuss the unusual properties of nanomaterials and the future of Maine’s forest products industry. Bob Duschesne’s Wild Maine airs every Saturday at 9 AM and every Sunday at 8 AM on Sports […]

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