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The Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing a new test for respiratory viruses manufactured by the Milwaukee-based Prodesse, Inc. ProFlu, a molecular biology device, detects four viruses, including influenza, and according to the company, produces results either faster or more accurately than other...

Nerites has received a $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study new treatments for preventing bacterial infections on urinary stents and catheters. Urinary stents and catheters can be life-saving medical devices, but biofilm growth can cause 40 percent of patients to develop...

Midwestern healthcare start ups raised a record $1.2 billion in 2007, but Wisconsin did not fare well in comparison to states like Minnesota and Ohio. The Badger State raised $56.2 million in 12 deals, ranking ahead of only Kentucky and tied with the economically troubled...

The state of Wisconsin is calling for grant proposals for the construction of a large-scale soybean crushing facility in Wisconsin, one that will contribute to the production of biofuels. The biennial budget signed last year by Gov. Jim Doyle includes $4 million for such projects...

While there is uncertainty about how long information technology spending growth will last, the worldwide personal computer market grew by 13.4 percent in 2007, according to preliminary figures from Gartner, Inc. The IT research organization said worldwide PC shipments exceeded 271 million units last year,...

In her inaugural column titled Contemporary Working, Manpower's Melanie Holmes addresses a variety of workforce issues, not the least of which is avoiding the over-the-top style of television's Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, who once again is vowing to crush the competition on NBC's "The Apprentice." (Hint: It...

After listening to the experts at the recent Executives' Club of Chicago luncheon, columnist James Carlini has a pessimistic take on the U.S. economy in 2008. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he predicts slow growth nationally, and says other states must learn from the...

Recent economic data suggests a slowdown in American economy, and since Wisconsin is not immune, Republican lawmakers have introduced their own economic development package. Dubbed Invest Wisconsin 2.0, the package includes incentives for the construction of green data centers, nanotechnology innovation, and capital gains reinvestment. ...

Guild.com, a Madison-based online marketplace for artwork, has appointed Lisa Bayne as its new chief executive officer. She succeeds company founder Toni Sikes, who will remain on the Guild.com board and serve as a public spokesperson and artistic advisor....