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Scientific Protein Laboratories, a manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, has been purchased by a publicly traded buyout firm with $8.4 billion in capital resources. The acquisition will allow SPL to expand production....

Selling keywords to competitors of JR Cigar landed GoTo.com in court, but is the practice of selling such sponsored links to any purchaser an example of trademark infringement? Even after several court cases, that remains to be seen, writes legal columnist Deborah Wilcox. ...

A recent Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association breakfast raised the question of research park expansion to accommodate more life-science businesses. But the director of Milwaukee County Research Park says the demand is just not there. ...

Covance, the drug development firm with facilities in Madison, would like to build a drug testing research facility in Chandler, Ariz., but it must contend with more than the usual zoning and traffic issues. Standing in its way is a determined protest from the People...

Dr. Alfred Tector has completed the state's first implant of a "total temporary artficial heart" at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee. The patient, who is from the Madison area, has a real chance to survive after suffering from end-stage heart failure....

Under a 15-year agreement, GE Healthcare has won the exclusive worldwide rights to distribute a stem cell harvesting technology developed by ThermoGenesis of Rancho Cordova, Calif. GE Healthcare also will distribute the California company's computer-controlled cryopreservation and storage system for cord blood....

Small business owners remain an untapped source of business for marketers, online and otherwise, according to columnist Troy Janisch. In this presentation of Tech/Know, Janisch recommends several ways that marketers can break the ice and build mutually rewarding business relationships with the nation's most prolific...

Norlight Telecommunications will market its new Voice over Internet Protocol service to small and medium-sized businesses in Green Bay and Madison. Small businesses, which have not invested in VoIP technology to the extent large companies have, are considered a potentially lucrative market for bundled voice...

An e-mail from an Appleton tech executive got DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley thinking about how mobile phone software would function if women were in charge of interface design. Her vision? More products that work well....