Author: WTN News

A research team at the Medical College of Wisconsin has discovered neural crest stem cells in mice, which have many of the research advantages of embryonic stem cells but without the social controversy. The team is seeking a patent on its work to isolate and...

With the IPO market in decline, the venture capital market has emerged as the most important source of financing for life-science companies, notes Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. The good news is that the venture-capital market, while increasingly risk averse for early-stage businesses, has...

Online social networking is taking off in new and ever more social directions, according to Buzz Networks columnist Paul Gibler, and businesses are slowly but surely getting into the act. For those who engage in such networking, the impact on their business and personal lives...

The latest Internet concepts, popularly described as Web. 2.0, are penetrating companies at a fairly low rate, even though there are countless examples of their applicability and effectiveness. In this look at blogs, wikis, and the like, WTN Media spoke with organizations that have not...

Two Wisconsin economic development organizations are putting on a business plan contest for start-up companies in Northeastern Wisconsin. The Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership and the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Wisconsin Innovation Network would like to see a large contingent of entrants by the...

Henry Sanders, Jr., founder and former president of the Madison Area Growth Network, and a former vice chairman of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, is preparing to use his professional relationships to assist start-up bioscience and technology companies in Wisconsin as a new member...

Renovar, Inc. has closed its second round of financing for a total of $1.22 million for the purpose of preparing its first clinical product, a urine-based test for kidney transplant patients, for Food and Drug Administration approval. The latest round of funding was led by...

Today, southeastern Wisconsin, tomorrow the entire state? That's the possibility offered by the Hartford-based Techware, which is relaunching a broadband network project in Germantown, Wis., and is talking with prospective partners to offer its wireless broadband solution in other parts of the state. ...

Columnist and businessman James Carlini has spread the gospel of high-speed broadband in many forums, but it appears that only lower-tier cities are paying attention. In a recent visit to Milwaukee, he offered praise for the city's wireless Internet initiative, but said too many American...

One of Madison's software originals is approaching its 25th anniversary in an age where it's no longer a social stigma for university professors to own their own business. DNASTAR, Inc. has not only proven there is a sustainable market for genomic research tools, it quietly...