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It’s becoming clear that we’re about to encounter a major inflection point in information technology, says Columnist Chris Shipley. With less than three months to go, DEMO 2006 promises to provide a revealing glimpse into the not-so-distant future....

Stem cell research, which is being pioneered in Wisconsin, may one day offer a cure for diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and juvenile diabetes. But these cures will continue to elude us if partisan political ideology is allowed to get in the way of the...

CIOs with hybrid titles have been able to distinguish between utility IT and strategic IT and sell the difference in their organizations. The evidence suggests that managing complex technology systems can be good preparation for managing complex lines of business operations....

Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation, Inc., has reached an agreement to buy Datasweep, Inc., a provider of manufacturing production management software solutions. The acquisition is designed to bring about a consolidated manufacturing management platform for Rockwell....

The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation has awarded the Biomedical Engineering department at UW-Madison a five-year, $580,000 annual grant for pursuing translational research. The grant will assist with transfer of early-stage technology for commercial applications in the private sector. ...

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson has been elected to the board of directors of Picis, a provider of information systems for high-acuity care areas of a hospital, such as the ER, the operating room and the intensive care unit. ...

GenTel BioSurfaces, Inc., a privately held life sciences company, has partnered with Taiwan-based Abnova Corporation, the world's largest monoclonal antibody manufacturer, to combine Abnova's protein and antibody content manufacturing capabilities with GenTel's new custom multiplex immunoassay development service....

Promega has spun off its division that sells and services small storage units that utilize radio frequency identification (RFID) and the Internet to track inventory. Terso Solutions Inc., will leverage the PromegaExpress technology, developed in 2002. ...

If Israel were a U.S. state, it would rank as the third largest for venture capital, having raised $1.5 billion in 2004. Our columnist shares some of his experiences from a recent Illinois trade mission he took to Israel....