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Mason Wells is spinning off its venture capital business, but the move hardly spells doom for Wisconsin's attempts to generate more venture capital. Mason Wells Venture Funds will be spun into Broadwell Ventures, which will be managed by Dan Broderick and focus on biotechnology, pharmaceutical,...

Like the Olympic games, BIO 2007 in Boston truly is an international event, as about 25 percent of the attendees are from overseas, notes columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen points to participation from Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea,...

How does Wisconsin stack up to the nation's best biotechnology hubs? This week in Boston, the state will have plenty to thump its chest about at the annual Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Convention, writes columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he...

The practice of software development isn't always as well defined as it could be, but there are effective methods that have been flying underneath the radar. Madison software developer Robert Merrill has a few ideas for software-intensive businesses, and he presents them in this informative...

Any business that offers or sells securities is subject to both state and federal securities laws and regulations. In this 10th component of his Early Stage series, columnist and attorney Joe Boucher breaks down the complex rules and regulations pertaining to federal securities laws....

Advanced Cell Technology has reached an expanded licensing agreement with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation that gives the company the commercial right to use human embryonic stem cells to develop certain human therapies. Advanced Cell Technology is the California company that says it has devised...

Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch has named eight lawmakers to serve on a bipartisan Task Force on Information Technology Failures. The legislators, all members of the State Assembly, will be joined by eight members of the private sector to look into state IT failures and develop...

Wisconsin bioscience companies have positioned themselves as national and international leaders in a range of industries - from molecular diagnostics to medical imaging. In this guest column, Jim Leonhart, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association, explains how these businesses are...

The consensus opinion is that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision will have a profound impact on patent law, but will it affect the dispute over stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation? Combatants on both sides of the dispute weigh in,...