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With many Big Pharma companies approaching the cliff of patent expiration, and recent changes in the executive suite at major companies, 2009 should be a year of transformation in the life science industry, writes columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen...

The Washington D.C. Department of Health has tapped a Milwaukee-based provider of healthcare IT solutions to ensure that any medical emergencies are handled smoothly during today's Presidential Inauguration. EMSystems has provided emergency communication, bed availability and patient tracking solutions and staff to help D.C. officials manage...

Centrose, a Madison-based biopharmaceutical company, has secured another patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for CarboConnect, a platform sugar chemistry that can improve the efficacy of pharma drugs. The patent is licensed through the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the licensing arm of the...

Friday is becoming a dreaded day at most companies. What used to be seen as the start of the weekend is now the day most employees are advised they no longer have a job. Since the beginning of the year, IT vendors have slashed more than...

In an effort to boost its provision of open source services, Paragon Development Systems has acquired Provident Technologies of Sheboygan. Provident provides identity management and Linux-based IT solutions to clients in eastern and south central Wisconsin. As part of the acquisition, all Provident staff will...

AWR Corp., a California-based developer of high-frequency electronic design automation, has acquired the Mequon software firm Simulation Technology and Applied Research. AWR said it would retain the Simulation Technology operations in Wisconsin under company founder John DeFord. ...

PhysioGenix Inc., which sells pre-clinical services to drug companies, said it plans to spin off a subsidiary that will attempt to create drugs out of compounds developed at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The spinoff will make a separate company of Neuro Amp LLC, which has an...

Infrastructure projects are nice, but they are no substitute for real, sustained job creation, notes columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still hopes the Powers that Be remember this as they craft the economic stimulus bill, which should reauthorize the federal Small...