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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...

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says politics will matter in healthcare and healthcare information technology, especially with the trendlines favoring Democrats in 2008. Frist, a Republican from Tennessee who was the first physician to serve in the U.S. Senate in more than 60 years,...

Famed University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher James Thomson has accepted the position of director of regenerative biology at the Morgridge Institute for Research. The new facility will house the twin Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, the private Morgridge Institute for Research and the public Wisconsin...

Respondents to the 19th annual HIMSS Leadership Survey identified the potential for additional Medicare reimbursement cuts, managed care fee reductions, and patient satisfaction as the top business issues shaping 2008 technology investment decisions. Most believe that reductions in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement would directly affect...

A worldwide survey conducted by Gartner shows something CIOs already know - that their CEOs increasingly expect them to make a real difference in the enterprise. In this case, it means they must replace “generic IT” with solutions linked to business strategy. ...

An H-1B visa is given to temporarily fill a job, but what happens when that job is done? In this edition of Carlini's Comments, columnist James Carlini laments the impact of the H-1B program and wonders what the remaining presidential contenders would do to stop...