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The 2008 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference exposed not only the bright potential of Wisconsin start-up companies, but the somber reality that Wisconsin still ranks low - 48th among the 50 states - in the creation of start-up businesses. Angel and venture investors are trying to improve...

Third Wave Technologies of Madison does not anticipate significant workforce reductions as a result of its acquisition by Holigic Inc., according to a company spokesman. The two companies have entered into an agreement in which Hologic, based in Bedford, Mass., would acquire Third Wave for...

A Platteville nanotechnology start-up is out to prove that sophisticated discoveries are being made on University of Wisconsin System campuses outside of Madison. The start-up company, Graphene Solutions, has won the annual Governor's Business Plan contest with a technology that could disrupt the electronics market...

Perhaps nothing illustrates the distinction between invention and innovation more than the Italian experience, or lack thereof, with technology transfer, according to columnist Ogan Gurel. In this edition of MedTech Futures, Gurel explains what can happen to inventive societies that lack an innovative process. Fortunately...

Mithridion, Inc. of Madison and Cognitive Pharmaceuticals of Toledo, Ohio have agreed to merge to continue the development of Cognitive's new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. In addition to sharing executive talent and technology, the merged life science firms also announced they have closed on...

Another reorganization at Merge Healthcare has resulted in the resignations of four top executives, including CEO Kenneth Rardin, and the loss of approximately 60 positions worldwide. Justin Dearborn, who recently served as managing director and general counsel of Merrick Ventures, whose affiliate recently helped Merge...

The federal government has released its long-awaited strategy for driving healthcare information technology adoption, with the goal of reaching a tipping point where the adoption of health IT is unstoppable. To do that, the plan recognizes the need to provide incentives for physician adoption, tackle...