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On a recent visit to Israel, columnist Michael Rosen not only experienced a booming biotechnology sector, he saw one that is willing to partner with its American biotech counterparts. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen witnessed some amazing technology coming from a country...

Six months after canceling a previous Request for Proposal, the state Department of Health and Family Services has issued another RFP to secure technical planning and design services for a state-level health information exchange. The initial RFP was canceled due to vendor concerns about a...

With automakers trying to meet growing consumer demand for hybrid vehicles, the federal government is trying to help the private sector meet that demand. The Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, already chosen as the battery supplier for Ford's test fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, will receive...

With an FDA submission in its future, Madison's EraGen Biosciences has hired a 20-year industry veteran with experience in regulatory strategy. Randal Vader will serve as vice president of quality, regulatory, and clinical affairs for the molecular diagnostics company. He comes to EraGen after serving...

Gundersen Clinic may have struck a blow for businesses across Wisconsin by defeating the Department of Revenue in a dispute over whether certain computerized equipment is exempt from the property tax. In this Guest Column from attorneys at the law firm Foley and Lardner, taxpayers...

Now that it has announced plans to build a 120,000-square-foot plant to expand its production of large-scale pharmaceutical ingredients, Cambridge Major Laboratories has added a business development director in Europe. The Germantown drug development company has appointed Roger McDonald, formerly of the British chemical and...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected 12 metropolitan areas or states, including Madison, to take part in a national demonstration project on the use of electronic medical records. The project, announced by HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, will provide financial incentives for...

Data center network technologies are an overlooked way to cut IT costs, and the options are many, according to WTN guest columnist Mark Bolsoni of Forsythe Technology. As Bolsoni explains, network and IP-based storage and server switching technologies can transform an under-performing data center into...

In the scientific debate over what makes the world go round, DNA or proteins, Dr. Ogan Gurel is hardly a fence sitter. In this edition of MedTech Futures, Gurel identifies proteins as more than a dutiful workhorse, but the substance that nearly all drugs act...