Author: WTN News

Madison has landed another maker of bioscience tools as part of a $5.85 million venture capital deal. Caden Biosciences will occupy 2,700 square feet in the Fitchburg Technology Campus, and have access to a community rich with life science workers. ...

The Wisconsin Credit Union League has served notice that a phishing scam has been released to credit union members. The e-mail poses as a legitimate online services department message and offers a $100 prize for taking part in a short survey....

Ethanol producers in Wisconsin and elsewhere have become attractive acquisition targets for investors, but should they sell? Geoffrey Morgan and Greg Lynch, attorneys and partners at the Wisconsin law firm Michael Best & Friedrich, recommend establishing long-term objectives and carefully examining five options. ...

Invitrogen Corp., a provider of products and services that support academic and government research institutions and pharmaceutical companies, has acquired Sentigen Holding Corp. for $26 million. The New Jersey-based Sentigen has subsidiaries in biosciences and molecular technology....

Has Mark Green found a way to defuse the stem cell issue? The Republican gubernatorial candidate has called for $25 million in state funding to develop stem cell research techniques that do not involve the destruction of embryos, a proposal the Doyle campaign calls irresponsible...

Beth Donley, the new executive director of WiCell, UW-Madison's non-profit organization that controls all 21 federally funded stem cell lines, has plans to bring WiCell - and stem cell research - to another level. In her previous capacity, she led litigation and patent-drafting efforts for...

A next-door galaxy has come into clearer focus thanks to the work of new imaging technology and a team of astronomers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The team is releasing sharp new images of the Large Magellanic Cloud, which appears only as a smudge to...

Imago Scientific Instrument Corp. has sold an upgrade to its atom-probe microscope to the University of North Texas. The upgrade allows researchers to examine a greater variety of materials....

A group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a way to "pirate" nature's sugars and create a biological effect that produces more of the cancer- and infection-fighting agents used in pharmaceuticals. Their findings were published in the Sept. 1 edition of the...