Author: WTN News

Section 409 of the Internal Revenue Code, established as part of the Jobs Creation Act of 2004, is sending ripples through the legal community, especially for attorneys that deal with deferred compensation. In this WTN guest column, attorney Sverre Roang breaks down 409 and explains...

DNASTAR, a Madison-based developer of bioinformatics software, has gained a foothold in the Chinese biotechnology market with the signing of a distribution agreement with BGI LifeTech, a molecular biology products distributor based in Beijing. ...

Final decisions on two stem cell patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reinforce the patentability of University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Jamie Thomson's human embryonic stem cell discoveries. The patent office rulings mark the second time in two weeks that a patent examiner has...

Midwestern life science companies struggle to raise venture capital at the early stages, but one state stands out in developing creative solutions to the problem, according to Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. Citing Act 255 and new proposals to boost angel and venture capital...

Third Wave Technologies has achieved its primary goals in clinical trials for its tests for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been linked to cervical cancer in women. The company will submit trial results for HPV high-risk, 16/18 genotyping products to the FDA in April. ...

Merge Healthcare has reached a tentative settlement with defendants in a lawsuit against the Milwaukee-based medical software developer. In addition, the company announced that it has received more than $1 million from its primary insurance carrier to help cover litigation costs. ...

Healthcare analytics may provide the opportunity to bring to health systems the business intelligence solutions that help other industries improve their decision making and operational performance. In the healthcare realm, IBM has introduced new analytics tools with the promise of improving quality reporting outcomes, business...

The “sport” of engineering will take over the U.S. Cellular Arena March 13-15 as 54 area high school teams to compete in a regional robotics competition. The competition, developed by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway Human Transporter, is a nationwide event designed to stimulate...