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In terms of prestige, Wisconsin should not be too alarmed by a recent patent office ruling that upheld the challenge to stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. In this guest column, John M. Simpson of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer...

Lucigen Corp. of Middleton has received a Phase II SBIR grant to complete development and commercialization of a new DNA polymerases, or enzymes, that could boost ethanol production. The follow-on grant is the second Lucigen has received as the result of bioprospecting for enzymes in...

For those who believe Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is in big trouble before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, remember that examiners of WARF's claims on stem cell patents have heard only from opponents, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. When the smoke clears...

Oskar Anderson, who administers the state Division of Enterprise Technology, has offered his support for recommendations to improve the success rate of state information technology implementations. The recommendations were contained in a highly critical report issued by the Legislative Audit Bureau....

The Milwaukee Common Council has given an extension to a local company that has been contracted to build its citywide wireless Internet network. Midwest Fiber has until June 7 to finish work in a demonstration area that was supposed to be completed in mid January....

Mithridion, Inc., a Madison-based developer of drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer's Disease, has secured a second round of venture funding as it continues to develop a drug candidate that would be used in human trials. The company already has demonstrated the efficacy of...

A recently completed audit of information technology projects in key state agencies places the blame squarely on a lack of strong management and oversight on large, high-risk projects. The audit report, which identified 184 IT projects that are expected to cost nearly $300 million, was...

In the first year of his experience as a columnist, Dr. Ogan Gurel has devoted considerable newsprint to technology convergence and its impact on the healthcare industry. In this edition of MedTech Futures, he explains how compatible this trend is with the move to personalized...

Cytochroma, Inc., a company managed by former employees of Bone Care International, has settled a lawsuit filed by Genzyme Corp., the company that acquired Bone Care. The suit, which alleged the theft of intellectual property, was filed in a federal court in Wisconsin. ...