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Virtually all the metrics are encouraging as Wisconsin's early-stage market reports significant gains in the 2008 risk capital report issued by NorthStar Economics. Although Wisconsin still lags behind other states in overall dollar deployment, the report is encouraging on several levels as Gov. Jim Doyle...

Jim Schneller is stepping down as chief executive of the software engineering firm Esterline AVISTA and will be succeeded by Tim Budden, who has served as the company's vice president of engineering. Esterline AVISTA, a subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corp., provides software development and systems...

Prodesse, is a biotechnology company focused on developing molecular diagnostic reagents for a variety of infectious diseases, has announced the international release of an assay used for the detection of the human metapneumovirus, a respiratory virus. The assay currently is available in the United States...

TrafficCast, a Madison-based traffic data provider, has entered into a strategic partnership to provide real-time travel advisories on mobile devices. Its partner, the Berkley-based Apisphere, provides location-awareness services for mobile business applications. Combined, they plan to develop solutions that help consumers change their travel routes...

The Medical College of Wisconsin has created the position of associate dean for research, and will fill it with the director of its Cardiovascular Center. David Harder, a professor in cardiovascular research, will be entrusted with improving the productivity of faculty-based lab research for the...

Biotech areas where Madison and Wisconsin have a significant presence advanced in terms of progress and commercial impact in 2007, according to a new study by Deloitte Consulting. The technologies that are on the rise - targeted therapies, monoclonal antibodies, radiotherapy, and drug-device combinations -...

You can learn a lot from your children if you pay attention, but learn about modern innovation? Yes, especially because they are so technology savvy, says WTN columnist and innovation expert Tom Koulopoulos. In this edition of The Innovation Zone, Koulopoulos explores a typical father's...

For chief information officers, making the business case for Web 2.0 collaboration tools is getting easier, and it is positively overpowering if people in the organization are clamoring for them, according to Brian Haven of Forrester Research. In this interview with WTN, conducted at the...

With Wisconsin still trying to absorb recent events like the pending GM plant closing in Janesville and historic flooding, it's not a bad time to smell the roses - the biotech roses, according to columnist Tom Still. As Wisconsin biotech leaders prepare to invade the...