Author: WTN News

Platypus Technologies has announced the appointment of Dr. Jeff Williams as cocmpany CEO. Williams, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, began his career with Promega Corp. He will succeed co-founder Barb Israel, who will serve the organization as a board member and as a...

The executive vice president of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association is throwing his support behind the efforts of U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl to speed the transfer of medical research into clinical practice and to improve the drug-approval process. Jim Leonhart said additional spending...

For anyone interested in open source software but operating under the assumption that it's "free," attorney and columnist Deborah Wilcox has some upsetting news. In this edition of IP Online, she explains why open source is anyting but free, and she advises companies to develop...

Madison's Third Wave Technologies will collaborate with a North Carolina clinical laboratory on the development of a companion diagnostic test to personalize the treatment of heart failure. The diagnostic would be a companion to a new pharma product being developed by the Denver-based ARCA Discovery....

To the chagrin of municipal officials across Wisconsin, more doubts are emerging about whether Wireless Fidelity or Wi-Fi service really is a disruptive technology that can bring affordable broadband Internet access to the masses. With cities struggling to establish their own Wi-Fi “clouds,” WTN sought...

The fate of three stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation hangs in the balance before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and opinions vary wildly as to whether they will be upheld, weakened, or overturned. In this WTN guest column, the...

At a time when the music industry is struggling to find new revenue streams, the pay-for-content digital delivery model of a Madison business is gaining traction. The Madison-based company has announced that royalty payments to music publishers and the songwriters they represent recently passed the...

Establishing a state ranking system for broadband connectivity, columnist James Carlini has made the color green signify not only environmentally friendly status, but broadband rich as well. Under his system, green stands for fiber to the premise and high speed (50Mbps or more) connections,...

There is more than one way to finance a start-up technology or biotechnology company, according to columnist and Madison attorney Joe Boucher. In this 12th edition of Early Stage, he looks at still more alternative forms of business finance, including factoring receivables and sales and...