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Madison's Third Wave Technologies reported a smaller net loss during the third quarter of 2006 on higher revenues for its molecular diagnostics products. Third Wave's $5.2 million net loss was was an improvement over its net loss of $7.4 million for the same period of...

If you leave politics up to the people, what happens? A focus on the bread-and-butter issues that matter to them, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. A co-founder of the We The People/Wisconsin project, in which citizens had a chance to shape the questions put...

National venture investments declined during the third quarter of 2006, but remained above the $6 billion level for the third consecutive quarter, according to a MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Financial. For the first time,...

So what's in a business name? Well, a great deal, according to columnist Joe Boucher and fellow business attorney Brian F. Bates. In this Web era, that's especially true when selecting a domain name, as they explain in the latest edition of Early Stage. Even...

Contestents in this year's Elevator Pitch Olympics learned some hard truths about the hurdles they must clear with angel and venture investors. The contest, held during the 2006 Early-Stage Symposium, emphasized clear and concise presentations about how your technology will beat the competition and make...

An electronic database that uses Web-based tools to connect privately held companies with board candidates has thus far been focused on Wisconsin, but sponsors of DirectorConnector have been approached about taking the service national. Since launching in 2004, the free service has connected 146 board...

So-called feature companies, derided by some because they present features rather than products at various conferences, deserve a more serious look from investors, writes DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley. Many entrepreneurial companies have presented features that went on to capture the market as products, but...

A joint U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy grant will enable Madison's Virent Energy Systems to partner with an Arkansas firm to increase production of a renewable chemical. Virent's goal is to provide a profitable market for glycerol, a co-product of the biodiesel...

TomoTherapy Inc. has reached a milestone by selling its 100th Hi-Art System to a veterans medical center in Albany, N.Y. The Stratton VA Medical Center will use the system, which applies a targeted dosage of radiation, to treat veterans with prostate cancer, head and neck...

Mirus Bio Corp. has been granted a European patent for its therapeutic gene delivery technique known as "Pathway IV," which could one day help treat muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease. The Madison-based biotech company is actively seeking strategic alliances to expand its product pipeline. ...