Author: WTN News

To prevent future IT implementation failures in state government agencies, the man in charge of information technology for the state of Wisconsin has spelled out new processes for the annual strategic plans of state agencies and planning standards for large, high-risk IT projects. Oskar Anderson,...

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has filed amendments with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to make technical changes to the claims of its three human embryonic stem cell patents. WARF said the technical language submitted to PTO examiners more clearly differentiates the University of...

TomoTherapy executives prefer investors to take the long view of their financial performance, but the company's projected third quarter performance is nothing to scoff at. The Madison based medical device manufacturer has revised its third quarter projections, which indicate a 61 percent increase in anticipated...

Fostering innovation is much more complicated than meets the eye, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. In this second part of a three-part series on innovation, Dr. Gurel says innovation requires full engagement with marketing - not in the narrow sense of advertising, but...

From angel capital to finding the right mix of executive and scientific talent, Wisconsin technology and biotechnology start ups have many needs in their attempts to transfer technology from gown to town. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has established an Office of Corporate Relations to serve...

The state's work on eHealth quality has unveiled barriers to goals like electronic patient data exchange between hospitals. In this guest column for WTN, Kevin Hayden, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, offers a chronology of what has transpired so far...

In an attempt to provide pharmaceutical companies with more advanced tools to develop drug therapies for cancer patients, GE Healthcare has entered into a three-year collaborative research agreement with Eli Lilly and Co. The co-development of diagnostics and therapeutics is a major strategy of GE...

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and author David Williamson Shaffer, author of “How Computer Games Help Children Learn,” warns that American education is not preparing students for the participatory culture marked by the knowledge-based economy. Shaffer recently spoke to WTN about the importance of transforming education...