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With apologies to David Letterman, Yer Biotech Blues columnist Mike Rosen details the top 10 trends that made 2006 such a remarkable year in the “bio” sphere. His number one selection may bode well for the biofuels industry in Wisconsin and beyond....

Cardinal Health, a Dublin, Ohio-based provider of products for the healthcare industry, has sold a group of companies, including Middleton's Gala Biotech, to the Blackstone Group, for $3.3 billion. Gala President Paul Weiss said the sale won't immediately impact the company's workforce or core business,...

The United States Supreme Court's controversial decision in eBay vs. MercExchange has created a firestorm of controversy and is likely to increase the complexity of patent infringement litigation. The best legal advice offered by patent attorneys Joe Goode and Jonathan Fritz is be prepared for...

Although the alignment of business and IT is far from ideal, Tom Koulopoulos is encouraged by the improved working relationship between CEOs and CIOs in American business. In this WTN interview, the founder of the Delphi Group, a business consultancy in Boston, also reveals the...

University Research Park in Madison soon will add 50,000 square feet of “accelerator” office space to give start ups more room to grow. The Accelerator 2 facility will be designed for companies that have outgrown their incubator space, but still are not large enough to...

The state of Wisconsin is looking for a new chief information officer now that Matt Miszewski, administrator of the Division of Enterprise Technology, has decided to leave at the end of February to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Miszewski's tenure was marked by controversy...

Scott Converse believes he has his finger on the pulse of information technology workforce development issues, and as director of technology programs for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Business School, he has been involved in revamping programs for technology professionals. The latest trend, he explains, is...

Wisconsin’s women entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to be part of the Make Mine a Million business program, which seeks to inspire one million American women business owners to reach the $1 million revenue level by 2010. Wisconsin is the first state to hold a...

The best way for a CIO to gain credibility in the boardroom is to bring value to the business enterprise - both economic and strategic value, says American Family's Byrne Chapman. His Information Services Division has managed to do so with incremental improvements to the...