Author: WTN News

Even though the State of Wisconsin supports the UW System, most of the “technology transfer” in Wisconsin gets done without direct state funding, notes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Despite this lack of state support, UW-Madison and WARF rank near the top in terms of...

Taking a trip down memory lane, Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen explains how a native of New York State began a Midwestern life-science odyssey. During that long, strange trip, the growth of the biotechnology industry here has been nothing short of remarkable, particularly the...

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has launched a study to examine the utility of adult stem cells for the repair of heart damage. The trial involves injecting the patient's own stem cells into areas of the heart with poor blood...

The venture capital picture in Wisconsin, while improving, still lags behind other states that also are trying to grow knowledge-based economies, but venture capitalist Paul Carbone is among the optimists. Carbone, managing partner of Baird Venture Partners, says some historical perspective is needed to accurately...

State Senator Ted Kanavas, the author of Invest Wisconsin 2.0, believes Gov. Jim Doyle missed the mark in a recent WTN column on spending for the University of Wisconsin System. In this guest column, Kanavas says the UW System should remove barriers to innovation, embrace...

Healthcare information technology faces significant data integration and management challenges, but two Wisconsin organizations believe they have a solution. Marshfield Clinic will install TeraMedica's Evercore software for its ability to integrate clinical content, including medical images. ...

With all the buzz about the need to align information technology with the business, organizations may be forgetting another crucial piece to successful IT implementations - engagement between IT and upper management throughout the process. Rick Davidson, senior vice president of global information services for...

With a major state audit on information technology projects due out in early April, two key state senators are split on whether taxpayers have seen the worst in IT failures in state agencies. One thing that Robert Cowles and Ted Kanavas do agree about, however,...

“You don't get Superman by paying Jimmy Olson wages,” observes columnist James Carlini, which means that downsizing and other cost-cutting personnel decisions made at the height of the dotcom bust are now coming home to roost. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he notes that...

Merge Healthcare reported an annual net loss of $258.5 million, or $7.67 per diluted share, in a difficult 2006 that saw several executives resign in the wake of financial reporting errors. However, the medical imaging and software company's new chief executive says the company will...