Author: WTN News

Citing the need to achieve profitability, Hutchinson Technology, which owns one of the Chippewa Valley's largest manufacturing plants, is cutting back its Eau Claire workforce by 165 workers. Hutchinson manufactures suspension assembly products for disk drives for the computer industry, and sales have slumped...

Perscitus Biosciences will use a $250,000 loan from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce to further develop two promising scientific technologies., including one that selectively protects normal cells from the toxic effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Both technologies have passed early proof-of-concept milestones. ...

NeoClone, a Madison biotechnology company, has landed a $750,000 federal contract to continue its research into a test for ovarian cancer, which is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to detect in its early stages. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of...

A new benchmarking technique has the potential to save a substantial amount of money in any Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, but the first step is to have effective IT change management in place. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, project management professional Jerry Norton explains why...

In a dramatic one-year rise, Wisconsin surpassed the $100 million level in annual angel capital investments in 2006, according to a new report by NorthStar Economics. Investment experts believe that bodes well for the state's future ability to attract later-stage venture capital and provide technology...

The United States is still a dominant player in global biotech sales, R&D, publicly traded companies, and other parameters, but the rest of the world is catching up. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, columnist Michael Rosen outlines this and other findings from the...

Marty Preizler, president and CEO of Physicians Plus, a Madison-based health maintenance organization, is not an uninterested bystander in the healthcare industry's drive to greater information technology adoption. In Part I of a recent interview with WTN, he explains how Physicians Plus has promoted greater...

A bill that would trade Wisconsin's city-by-city regulation of the cable television industry for statewide video franchises has stalled in the State Senate, mostly due to political inertia, according to columnist Tom Still. In this presentation of Inside Wisconsin, he notes that if Wisconsin is...

Madison software executive Jan Eddy, who has battled personal health and business problems in recent years, will receive the 2007 “Seize the Day” award from the Wisconsin Technology Council. Eddy will be presented the award and will speak June 13 during the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneur's...