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Michael Lovell, an associate dean at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. ...

The Madison-based Promega Corp. has developed an automated system to reduce the time it takes to analyze DNA samples found at crime scenes. The company's patent-pending extraction system promises to reduce from days to hours the time it takes to process DNA gathered in sexual...

The Carmel, Ind.-based ITT Educational Services, which already has more than 95 technical institutes in 34 states, has opened its newest technical institute in Madison. The institute offers career-focused, technology-oriented programs that reflect U.S. employment trends and employer needs. Among its four schools of study...

Wisconsin may be best known as a biotechnology state, but it's computing expertise is growing in reputation as well. Thanks to Google and Microsoft, which have opened offices in Madison, and the new Milwaukee Institute, Wisconsin has found its place as a “Silicon Oasis” on...

To accelerate the development of a new proton therapy system for cancer treatment, TomoTherapy has joined in the formation of a new venture called Compact Particle Acceleration Corp. The company is working on a new system that features a dielectric-wall accelerator produced by defense-related research...

The impact of globalization on the American pharma, airline, and automobile industry has reached a radical stage, according to columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen explores the similarities between this disruptive chain of events across these three key industries, and...

The submission of two pre-market applications to the Food and Drug Administration for human papillomavirus, or HPV tests, is based on the strength of clinical trial data, according to Third Wave Technologies. The Madison biotechnology company expects to be on the market with the HPV...

For the second time in a week, a major technology company has opened an office in downtown Madison. Following Microsoft's decision to open an office in Wisconsin's Capital City, Google has opened an office here to focus on hardware and software systems design and take...

The birthplace of stem cell research, as Wisconsin is billed by Gov. Jim Doyle, is still trying to gain some traction in building a large cluster of stem cell companies. The number of stem cell companies that have been established in the 10 years since...