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The role of Wisconsin businesses in avian flu preparedness and genetic-based medicine will be among the trends explored at the 2006 Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association conference. The annual gathering, which will convene Oct. 12 at the GE Healthcare Institute, will feature addresses by...

Outspoken professors and unruly students capture many headlines, but some of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's most prominent graduates were reminded of what the university is doing in the areas of stem cell research, avian flu preparedness, and cyber security during a recent CEO summit of...

NimbleGen Systems, Inc., has improved its ability to sell microarray products to researchers worldwide by obtaining a non-exclusive, worldwide license to a number of patents held by Affymetrix, Inc. Affymetrix, which is based in Santa Clara, Calif., developed the first commercial microarray in 1994. ...

Several companies in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley have landed over $36 million in new contracts with the Department of Defense, and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin received more than $20 million in the recent defense appropriations bills - much of it for products and technologies that better...

For a variety of reasons, your domain portfolio may not be as impenetrable as you think. In the latest edition of IP Online, columnist Deborah Wilcox provides several principles for domain name protection, and she reminds chief executives to conduct trademark searches to find out...

The recent Milwaukee BarCamp was called the "unconference" for a very good reason. With no formal schedule and about as many keynoters as attendees, technology professionals were free to talk about anything tech related, professional or otherwise. The camp was held in the casual setting...

Does your office building have broadband connectivity, security, and other intelligent amenities? If not, it may be technologically out-of-date, even if it has every other modern amenity, according to columnist James Carlini. ...

U.S. Trailmaps, Inc., a software developer for off-road mapping applications for snowmobilers, all terrain vehicle (ATV) users, hikers, campers, fishermen, and hunters, announced a deal with Kegonsa Capital Partners to develop interactive trails that are downloadable into global positioning system (GPS) units, personal computers and...

The war on flu, particularly the deadly avian flu, took a turn in the right direction with the recent discovery of a new compound at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but the potential drug still faces a long road to approval. The compound may provide the...

The promise of health information technology to bring down costs for all parts of the healthcare system - including employer-sponsored health insurance - remains very real, but low IT adoption rates mean it will take considerably more time. For the time being, employers will have...