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The recent assertions of John Simpson, stem cell project director for an organization that is challenging stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, ignore some fundamental truths about publicly funded research in Wisconsin, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of...

Amgen, once a darling of the biotechnology industry, apparently has become a victim of its own success and perhaps an excess of legal maneuvering, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. The company recently announced the layoff of 2,600 workers, about 14 percent of its...

Tushaus Computer Services got into the computing support game just as the Internet wave was beginning to rise, but the company's fast-growth days may only be starting. The Milwaukee-based company, housed in a 55,000-square-foot facility in the Milwaukee County Research Park, believes it can push...

Three Wisconsin metropolitan areas have been ranked in the top 50 cities for business opportunity by Expansion Management magazine, a publication written for executives of companies that are looking to expand or relocate. Madison was ranked 14th on the list, which was topped by Austin,...

Third Wave Technologies is just fine with a recent Food and Drug Administration announcement on relabeling for the blood thinning drugs Coumadin and Wafarin, which have been linked to adverse drug reactions in emergency room settings. The Madison biotechnology company soon will provide an update...

Is real broadband connectivity just a fairy tale? Columnist James Carlini poses that question in his most recent edition of Carlini's Comments, and the answer will not please the major telecommunications firms. Carlini, long a proponent of fiber-to-the-home service that provides the highest possible bandwidth,...

There are some hard rules for companies facing the software “Build versus Buy” decision, but it's not always a cut-and-dried judgment call. In deciding whether to go “off-the-shelf” or design from within, organizations must ask themselves whether software development is a core competency - if...

Thanks to an error in the way it accounted for accounting for the revenue from contracts that contain both a license of software and related maintenance, Merge Healthcare again faces delisting from the NASDAQ Global Market. The company, which has delayed its financial report for...

To address the lack of rural broadband service in Wisconsin, Gov. Jim Doyle has announced $7.5 million in sales tax exemptions and tax credits for businesses to expand broadband access. It's a move that could provide cell phone and high-speed Internet service to 350,000 Wisconsin...