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In a transaction that is expected to close in the second quarter of 2008, the Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation has acquired the European sensor supplier CEDES AG, headquartered in Landquart, Switzerland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...

Applications are due March 21 for community-based and private non-profit organizations interested in grants of up to $75,000 to support venture capital development conferences. The conferences are meant to provide regional and statewide benefits to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and businesses. ...

If Kelly Fitzsimmons and Comic Wonder are any indication, the investment climate in Wisconsin is much more temperate than the winter of 2007-08, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. As the snow continues to pile up, Still says recent capital scores by Comic Wonder...

For St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, a recent physical expansion also presented an opportunity for a significant upgrade in healthcare information technology, including a forthcoming "go-live" for Epic Systems' electronic medical record software. Hospital president Frank Byrne freely admits that healthcare has been late to...

GE Healthcare's Centricity healthcare solution for health information exchange services has passed an integration profile established by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise. The IHE's testing process, which has been recognized by the federal government, is considered a critical step in achieving the interoperability of computer systems...

Is there anything wrong with a little business acumen in academia? Not according to columnist Tom Still, who cites several prominent examples of successful business-academia pairings, including former Madison area CEO Erroll Davis, Jr., who now runs the University System of Georgia. In this edition...

The Madison-based Third Wave Technologies has reported a wider fourth quarter loss even though sales of its clinical products increased 26 percent. Third Wave, a Madison-based maker of molecular diagnostic products, said its quarterly loss increased to $7.94 million, or 18 cents a share, in...

Comic Wonder, a Website dedicated to telling and listening to jokes, has added Lauren Flanagan, general partner of the Phenomenelle Angels Fund, and Pehr Anderson, former director of Silicon Pastures, to its board of directors. Earlier this month, the company announced that it has raised...

Former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson has agreed to advise BidRX.com, a Wisconsin-based online company that seeks to make pharmacies and pharma companies bid for your prescription drug business. The Oshkosh-based website was established to create a more...

In sampling the differences between two biotech areas, Illinois and Maryland and their respective life science conferences, columnist Michael Rosen has come to a conclusion - when it comes to such conferences, the Midwest should think regionally, not state by state. With biotech stalwarts like...