Author: WTN News

Fostering innovation is much more complicated than meets the eye, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. In this second part of a three-part series on innovation, Dr. Gurel says innovation requires full engagement with marketing - not in the narrow sense of advertising, but...

From angel capital to finding the right mix of executive and scientific talent, Wisconsin technology and biotechnology start ups have many needs in their attempts to transfer technology from gown to town. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has established an Office of Corporate Relations to serve...

The state's work on eHealth quality has unveiled barriers to goals like electronic patient data exchange between hospitals. In this guest column for WTN, Kevin Hayden, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, offers a chronology of what has transpired so far...

In an attempt to provide pharmaceutical companies with more advanced tools to develop drug therapies for cancer patients, GE Healthcare has entered into a three-year collaborative research agreement with Eli Lilly and Co. The co-development of diagnostics and therapeutics is a major strategy of GE...

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and author David Williamson Shaffer, author of “How Computer Games Help Children Learn,” warns that American education is not preparing students for the participatory culture marked by the knowledge-based economy. Shaffer recently spoke to WTN about the importance of transforming education...

Centrose, LLC, a Madison biopharmaceutical company, will receive an additional $160,000 from the National Cancer Institute to develop more effective anti-cancer drugs. Among the projects the new grant will support is the role the company's sugar enhancement technology can play in treating non-small cell lung...

In contrast to California, a state that Wisconsin is competing with on several levels, Republicans in our state Legislature have blocked a major healthcare reform proposal called “Healthy Wisconsin: Your Choice, Your Plan.” In this response to a recent column by Republican Senator Ted Kanavas,...