Author: WTN News

Spurring more venture capital investment is considered essential to the state's economic growth, which is the justification for capital formation programs like the Act 255 investor tax credit program. The Wisconsin Department of Commerce has qualified two more technology companies, Perscitus Biosciences of Madison...

The completion of a business acquisition will enable MeVis Medical Solutions in Pewaukee to begin shipping its first medical imaging product, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MeVis, a subsidiary of a German company of the same name, has completed its purchase...

A stem cell company co-founded by stem cell pioneer James Thomson has been named one of the nation's top 15 biotechnology companies by FierceBiotech, an online publication covering the biotech industry. Cellular Dynamics was cited for its work to give drug developers an earlier, more...

Milwaukee businesses continually miss out on the new waves of technological change that move through the American economy, according to Mason Wells' John Byrnes. But by focusing attention on the "grand challenge" problems in local industries, and by providing collaboration tools to encourage more interdisciplinary...

A depressingly small percentage - 17 percent to be precise - of surveyed physicians are using ambulatory electronic health records, which is surprising when you consider the U.S. devotes 16 percent of its national wealth to healthcare, says columnist and physician Barry Chaiken. In...

Count State Senator Pat Kreitlow as the latest to call for approval of venture capital expansion bills introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature. Kreitlow, a Chippewa Falls Democrat, has called for passage of legislation to expand tax credits and establish targeted tax exemptions as a way...

The 2008 Milken Institute State Technology and Science index ranks Wisconsin 22nd among the 50 states, up five spots from its 2004 ranking. Wisconsin now is the second ranking Midwestern state, behind only 14th ranked Michigan, in a report that evaluates states on an inventory...

The Ninth Circuit Court says employers may no longer monitor their employees' text messages without permisison. The court has ruled that the Ontario, Calif. Police Department violated the Stored Communications Act and its employees' privacy rights by inquiring about the content of certain text messages....