Entrepreneurs

BioSystem Development has raised $600,000 in a second round of equity financing from Silicon Pastures, Marshfield Investment Partners, Chippewa Valley Investment Partners, and Central Wisconsin Angel Investors. The company also has appointed Craig Hutchison, former president and CEO of Perry Judd's, as its new chief...

The NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel has granted Merge Healthcare more time to regain compliance with its financial reporting. The panel has informed the Milwaukee medical software developer that it has until Jan. 29, 2008, to complete restated financial reports or face delisting. ...

Failed Wi-Fi initiatives have increased in part because there are no real municipal champions for their success, observes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he advises cities to "get real" and understand that network strategy and implementation are long-term propositions, not flavors...

Mitchell International Airport has turned to a southern California company to provide wireless Internet service to business and other travelers. The airport has announced that it will join six other airports as part of the Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless network....

Citing his expertise in chemistry, the Germantown-based Cambridge Major Laboratories has added University of Illinois professor John Hartwig as scientific advisor. Cambridge Major produces pharmaceutical intermediates and other organic chemicals for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies....

TomoTherapy is on a roll, and its third quarter financial performance indicates that. The Madison-based medical device manufacturer reported a 59 percent increase in revenues and an 82 percent increase in the value of new orders. ...

The signs of a slowdown are evident in the housing credit crunch, slower retail sales, and record oil prices, but investment opportunity remains, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. While parts of the economy are unsettled, he reminds us that new ideas and companies...

Alfalight, a manufacturer of high-power diode lasers, has received an additional $1.2 million in funding from the Army Research Laboratory. The money will be used to advance fiber laser pumps that help make the lasers more cost effective and reliable....

Control Data Corp. was one of the pioneering supercomputer firms, known for sustained innovation, and that history recently was recounted in the Twin Cities, according to columnist John P. Katsantonis. In this WTN Guest Column, he writes that the CDC story is one in which...