Tech Digest (11/10/2004)

Tech Digest (11/10/2004)

Promega asks for injunction against Benitec in contract dispute

Promega, an international life-sciences company headquartered in Fitchburg, filed Wednesday to stop Benitec, a gene theraputics company out of Australia, from licensing technology Promega says it bought exclusive rights to. Benitec announced in April 2003 that it had licensed its DNA-delivered RNAi technology to Promega. It now claims Promega did not fully pay, an assertion Promega disputes.

NimbleGen releases microarrays for DNA encyclopedia project

NimbleGen, a custom microarray supplier out of Madison, has released a new high-density microarray product developed in association with the Encode Project Consortium, a group focusing on DNA research. The company says its microarrays are meant for phase two of the Encode project, which is revewing the sequencing of the human genome and new technology developments.

Alfalight increases laser efficiency to 71 percent

Alfalight, a Madison-based maker of laser diodes and participant in a U.S. defense program for developing high-powered lasers, has announced another milestone increase in efficiency. The company, which reported 65 percent energy efficiency in 4-watt lasers this June, now says it has developed an infrared 50-watt laser bar with 71 percent efficiency at room temperature.

Icon Interactive lands animator as client

Icon Interactive, an online marketing agency with Madison and Baraboo offices, will develop characters for animation firm Media Semantics, out of Washington. Media Semantics makes software for developing interactive animations in two and three dimensions and serving them over the Web. The software includes a text-to-speech engine to provide voices for the characters and is aimed at instructional or customer-service applications.

Firstlogic chosen for Universty of Utah information managemenet

Firstlogic, a maker of data-cleaning software headquartered in La Crosse, says it has licensed technology to the University of Utah to use along with its PeopleSoft data applications. Firstlogic makes software that cleans and consolidates customer and company data. The company says its products are made to be integrated with PeopleSoft software.

Teklynx releases design software for UCC-compliant product labels

Milwaukee-based Teklynx has announced a software package, Label Matrix, that it says the Uniform Code Council has certified as complying with the new EAN.UCC standard for barcode labels of eight, 12, 13 or 14 digits. The EAN or European Article Numbering system is a worldwide standard for labeling.