Entrepreneurs

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded Madison's Platypus Technologies with a $600,000 grant to help develop a new environmental sensor. The project, which will be done in collaboration with the Boeing Co., will produce a sensor that helps researchers assess the role...

The Japanese government has a strong commitment to its biotech industry, which has aided the second largest pharma market in the world. Yet Japanese Big Pharma doesn't seem to be paying a lot of attention to it, if the recent BIO-Japan conference is any indication,...

Many IT shops foolishly refer to “the customer” not only as the people who buy the company's products, but to people in other business units that need something from IT. In this edition of Breakthrough IT, columnist Patrick Gray says this distinction is counter-productive because...

TomoThearpy, a Madison-based medical device manufacturer, netted more than $180 million from an initial public offering earlier this year, and now wants to sell an addition 8.5 million shares of stock. The company has filed a registration statement for a secondary offering, but his time...

Not unlike a vulture, an economic development organization in Kentucky is trying to swoop down and take full advantage of the specter of still higher taxation in Wisconsin, according to State Sen. Ted Kanavas. In this guest column for WTN, the Republican from Brookfield warns...

As it approaches an all-important presentation to investment funds at the BIO Mid-America VentureForum, Madison's Centrose, LLC has received an $875,000 funding commitment from the State Department of Financial Institutions. The company, which is developing drug therapies based on proprietary sugar chemistries, is seeking a...

The role of information technology in driving leaner, more profitable manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, not to mention positioning the state's key economic engine to compete in the global economy, is unassailable. But even though IT's value is widely accepted, the adoption of information technology in...