Author: WTN News

With a seemingly endless stream of job losses, economic survival is on everyone's mind. Accelerate Madison will address the subject from a technology standpoint with a Jan. 22 luncheon program titled “Survival Toolkit for IT Enterprises: Working Smarter in a Challenging Economy.” Panlestists include Rimas...

By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel GE Healthcare Ltd. will cut about 150 unionized jobs in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties by March, the company said Friday. The major Wisconsin manufacturing employer also will eliminate jobs in Wisconsin that extend beyond its union work force. In all...

Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee have teamed up to license a compound for the treatment for schizophrenia to Promentis Pharmaceuticals, a start-up pharmaceutical company. Promentis was founded by Marquette professors David Baker and John Mantsch, and is managed with the help of with UWM chemistry professor...

If you're suddenly unemployed and thinking about starting your own business, your technology set-up is one of your most important considerations. In this WTN guest column, Jerry Norton of Candela Solutions, who usually writes about business accounting, wears the hat of technology consumer as he...

Using cancer cells from an ovarian cancer patient and human embryonic stem cells, Israeli researchers have created a cancerous tumor in a mouse that mimics the way the tumor would develop in the patient's body. The result is a pre-clinical experimental model for cancer research...

By John Schmid GE Healthcare, Ltd. is merging its two major divisions in metro Milwaukee - the diagnostic-imaging business in Waukesha and the clinical systems unit in Wauwatosa - under a broad reorganization of the billion-a-year medical systems and biosciences company. Although the "organizational redesign" coincides with...

The continued release of negative economic data does not preclude the completion of the bottoming process and the emergence of a cyclical bull market in the first half of the year. In fact, the forward-looking nature of the stock market and the necessary lag with which...

A European provider of human embryonic stem cell products has signed a licensing agreement with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Cellartis AB, which develops stem cell products for drug discovery, drug toxicity testing, and regenerative medicine, now has access to the American stem cell market. ...

The job market is brutal, but some IT specializations remain in high demand. Many of the hottest roles and skills address issues specific to survival, such as productivity, efficiency and process improvement. Most relevant are those experts who can use technology to help drive profit. Read...