May 23, 2019

Jackson lab receives Newcomen award

BAR HARBOR — The Jackson Laboratory was honored by the Maine Committee of the Newcomen Society for its accomplishments in the field of genetic research.

Jackson Lab was recognized for its growth in annual revenues to $50 million; for an 81 percent increase in grant funding over the past five years; for the number of employees with doctorates, a total of 103; and for the 46 percent increase in its total research groups.

The Newcomen Society was founded in 1923 and named for a British inventor, Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729), who invented the first practical steam engine. The awards honor outstanding achievement in American business and the preservation of business history.

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