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GenTel Biosciences and Thermo Fisher Scientific have joined forces to build a powerful new research tool, and the first phase of their project now is complete. The two firms plan to introduce a new multiplex assay, or test, that enables the automated processing of thousands...

The world's new trade routes are electronic, but the United States has failed to make the necessary investments in high-speed broadband, according to columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he said America's reputation as a technology leader will be damaged if it...

Asheville Savings Bank, one of the oldest banking networks in North Carolina, has signed a long-term agreement to deploy Metavante Technology's core electronic banking services and PIN debit access. The Milwaukee-based Metavante, a developer of banking and payments technology, was spun out of its former...

For the first time, a Fortune 500 company has set up stakes in Wisconsin for the purpose of tapping university talent. Microsoft, which already had established a commercial presence here with its acquisition of Jellyfish.com, now plans to open a database research lab to leverage...

The bloom is off the rose for biofuels, as higher food prices are linked to biofuel production, food riots have spread across developing nations, and as a United National official called use of food crops to produce ethanol a crime against humanity. In this edition...

Earth Day was the backdrop, but operational savings and the ability to recruit and retain IT and other workers make up the business case for promoting telework, the practice of allowing employees to leverage information technologies to work remotely. In addition to being a sensible...

The Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Incuity Software, a privately held maker of enterprise manufacturing intelligence software. Incuity Software, a privately held company headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., will become part of Rockwell Automation's Architecture & Software operating segment. Rockwell...

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering students are getting ready to launch the first electronic game on a mobile phone platform that uses global positioning to allow players to physically interact with the surrounding virtual world. The game, Parallel Kingdom, is being developed by PerBlue, a technology...

As exciting as the stem cell science was at Promega Corp.'s third annual Stem Cell Symposium, there remain problems to resolve before stem cells are used in the clinic. In this edition of Biotech Takes, columnist Steve Clark took in updates from the likes of...

There may be a lot your software vendor isn't telling you when negotiating the licensing of software packages, according to Wisconsin attorney Mark Foley. In this edition of Digital Lex, he expands on the advice he provided in Part I of his column on negotiating...