Author: WTN News

Representatives from Astellas Pharma, Inc., Abbot Laboratories, and Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co. recently met with members of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association to discuss the future of collaboration in drug development. More big pharma companies are outsourcing certain functions to biotechs, which might create...

The National Academies have inducted five UW-Madison professors for their applicable research into hydrogeology, biochemistry, and atmospheric and oceanic sciences. It is considered one of the highest honors a scholar can receive....

The Center for Digital Government ranked the City of Madison as the leading digitized city for the second time in a row, pointing to its supply of online tools that help citizens pay bills, stay current with local government meetings, and report problems....

A research team at the Medical College of Wisconsin has discovered neural crest stem cells in mice, which have many of the research advantages of embryonic stem cells but without the social controversy. The team is seeking a patent on its work to isolate and...

With the IPO market in decline, the venture capital market has emerged as the most important source of financing for life-science companies, notes Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. The good news is that the venture-capital market, while increasingly risk averse for early-stage businesses, has...

Online social networking is taking off in new and ever more social directions, according to Buzz Networks columnist Paul Gibler, and businesses are slowly but surely getting into the act. For those who engage in such networking, the impact on their business and personal lives...

The latest Internet concepts, popularly described as Web. 2.0, are penetrating companies at a fairly low rate, even though there are countless examples of their applicability and effectiveness. In this look at blogs, wikis, and the like, WTN Media spoke with organizations that have not...

Two Wisconsin economic development organizations are putting on a business plan contest for start-up companies in Northeastern Wisconsin. The Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership and the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Wisconsin Innovation Network would like to see a large contingent of entrants by the...

Henry Sanders, Jr., founder and former president of the Madison Area Growth Network, and a former vice chairman of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, is preparing to use his professional relationships to assist start-up bioscience and technology companies in Wisconsin as a new member...

Renovar, Inc. has closed its second round of financing for a total of $1.22 million for the purpose of preparing its first clinical product, a urine-based test for kidney transplant patients, for Food and Drug Administration approval. The latest round of funding was led by...