Author: WTN News

Platypus Technologies, LLC, a life sciences and nanotechnology company operating in suburban Madison, has been awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The award, which is worth $450,000, will be used to develop new life science research tools....

DEMO columnist Chris Shipley enjoys a little Java in the morning, the afternoon, and any other time the Web development platform enables her organization to be part of the World Wide Web. In this edition of DEMO Letter, she toasts the virtues of this technological...

In a tale of two perspectives, a prominent outsider apparently has a loftier view of Wisconsin as a place to do business than outspoken Wisconsin executive John Jazwiec. Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still believes the sale of the home-grown Berbee Information Networks to CDW Corp.,...

The national angel investment market showed continued signs of growth in the first six months of 2006, as angels made $12.7 billion in investments. The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, which reported the results, said healthcare, software, and biotech continued...

Throwing down the gauntlet in the heat of the election season, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle is challenging the Wisconsin Legislature to approve $2.5 in spending for the Biomedial Technology Alliance. Additional funding for the alliance, a group of southeastern Wisconsin colleges and universities interested in...

TDS Telecom is betting that its new DSL broadband product will satisfy the need for speed among its small and medium-sized business clients, but there are critics who believe business consumers should demand broadband delivered over fiber rather than copper. ...

GE Healthcare has found a technology partner to provide doctors, regardless of their physical location, with remote access to the conditions of their patients in hospital delivery units. An Ohio hospital will interface GE's Centricity perinatal information system with a technology that provides remote access...

A new study from NorthStar Economics, Inc. has highlighted the economic value of the 114 high-tech companies that operate from Madison's University Research Park, and it's considerable. They contribute more than $680 million to the Wisconsin economy on an annual basis....

A number of government laws and regulations require businesses to implement policies, procedures, and training to prevent identity theft. Companies that think they are immune and neglect this potential business risk could face substantial penalties and legal costs, warns guest columnist Joseph Campana....