Author: WTN News

With the help of new silicon-based compounds, scientists - and patients - are getting a significant new charge out of the tiny lithium batteries used in implantable devices to help treat nervous system and other disorders....

The WiCell Research Institute at UW-Madison has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the federal government's first and only National Stem Cell Bank (NSCB) -- a $16 million endeavor for UW....

Three Wisconsin businesses will receive funding for technology development projects from the state Department of Commerce Technology Assistance Grant (TAG) and Technology Venture Fund (TVF) Programs. ...

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) nearly $14.8 million over the next six years to continue its research on the interfaces of materials at the nanoscale. ...

Third Wave Technologies Inc., a developer of molecular diagnostics for a variety of DNA and RNA analysis applications, is being sued by Belgium-based Innogenetics, N.V., which alleges infringement of its hepatitis C virus patents. Meanwhile, in a separate case, Third Wave has won a ruling...

GE Healthcare will acquire healthcare information technology provider IDX Systems Corp., of Burlington, Vt., the two companies said on Thursday. The transaction is expected to close by early 2006. ...