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Two products under development by Third Wave Technologies to test for high-risk varieties of the Human Papilloma Virus have passed another test on their way to clinical trials before the Food and Drug Administration. High-risk types of the HPV have been identified as a cause...

While the U.S. tends to think that all good technologies must come from within its borders, a recent trip to Latin America has convinced columnist Michael Rosen that America can learn from research into Brazilian and and Colombian agriculture. In this edition of Yer Biotech...

Merge Technologies reported a $10.7 million net loss, or $0.32 per share, for the second quarter of 2007.The financially troubled company is still trying to recover from financial reporting errors that resulted in the resignations of several key executives in 2006. The company now faces...

Skilled IT professionals will command average pay increases of 5.3 percent more in 2008 than they did in 2007, according to a new Robert Half Technology survey. The IT staffing company has identified wireless communication as one of the top areas driving IT hiring in...

The strategic relevance of IT has never been more accepted, yet too many CIOs still are caught in the trap of “generic IT,” according to guest columnist Mark McDonald of Gartner, Inc. The good news is that they can escape that trap, and demonstrate business...

Many strategic initiatives fail not from a lack of sponsorship or rigorous project management, but because technical details are overemphasized at the expense of business essentials. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, Robert Balon outlines five pitfalls of major initiatives, and stresses that interaction with...

For the fourth consecutive year, Technology Futures, Inc. has provided a list of technology trends for the forthcoming year. While common trends are outlined, the list is not simply a recounting of early predictions from Gartner, Forrester, and the like, but contains some surprises in...

A coalition of consumer groups, including two that are challenging stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, have filed legal papers in support of new patent continuation rules. The groups contend the new rules would curtail abusive behavior by patent applicants, but...