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The National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, an arm of the National Institutes of Health, has extended funding for the Medical College of Wisconsin's biomedical center. The Medical College facility will receive $5.6 million over the next five years to continue its work to...

Medical imaging equipment is not only producing tangible operational benefits, it is generating massive amounts of data that is taxing storage and could someday result in system failure. Fred Terry, director of information systems for Mercy Health System in Janesville, expects picture archiving to add...

Personal health records have their champions and critics alike, and they were not bashful about sharing their views on PMRs during WTN's 2008 Digital Healthcare Conference. Growing consumer interest in PMRs will require technology companies to develop better tools, and Microsoft and Google are already...

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has entered into licensing agreements involving new flu technology and human embryonic stem cell technology. WARF has licensed vaccine technology to FluGen, a local start-up founded by UW-Madison professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka, and it has licensed stem cell technology to the...

The 2008 Digital Healthcare Conference kicked off with a presentation on personal health records, but it's the management of data arising from the implementation of electronic medical records and other healthcare IT that has Wisconsin CIOs looking for answers. The conference continues on Thursday with...

William Stafford, who recently served as vice president and chief financial officer for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, has been named president and CEO of Neurognostics, a Milwaukee-based medical imaging company. Prior to joining the MSO, Stafford served in sales and business development capacities for Merge...

Whether or not proposed changes to the federal Small Business Innovation Research grant program would help Wisconsin is anyone's guess. But the merits of a provision to allow venture capital-owned entrepreneurial firms to apply for grants continues to generate a great deal of debate, according...

If commercial or residential buildings lack broadband connectivity, they might start seeing a lack of tenants, observes columnist James Carlini. That's why broadband connectivity is a key economic driver, he asserts in this edition of Carlini's Comments. Just ask the leaders of those rare municipalities...

GWC Technologies of Madison has chosen Biotron Healthcare of Mumbai, India as its exclusive distributor of products in India. The Madison company, which exports products to more than a dozen nations, manufactures label-free arrays used for life-science applications such as proteomics analysis, drug discovery research,...

The weak dollar has played a role in the sluggish U.S. economy, but it also has made American life-science companies a real bargain for foreign investors, according to columnist Michael Rosen. In this edtion of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen explains why American biotechs rarely have...