Entrepreneurs

Gov. Jim Doyle has established a goal of capturing 10 percent of the stem cell market by 2015, and he has announced a $1 million funding commitment to help bring that about. The state will invest $1 million in Stemina Biomarker Discovery, a start-up company...

On the subject of electronic health records, Janet Dillione, president of the health services division of Siemens Medical Solutions, provides the perspective of a nationally recognized technologist. Dillione, who was named one of the Top 25 women in healthcare by Modern Health magazine, recently took...

Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch has made eight private-sector appointments to a bipartisan Task Force on Information Technology Failures. They will join eight legislators and in an effort to develop safeguards to prevent future IT mistakes. ...

ProCertus BioPharm, an oncology-based pharmaceutical company, has closed on a $2.3 million stock financing led by Venture Investors. ProCertus develops therapeutics to protect cancer patients against the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and will use the financing to begin clinical trials on cancer patients. ...

Should all community planners start changing their approach to municipal planning and status quo infrastructures? They better really understand the market first, warns columnist James Carlini, which means high-speed broadband connectivity should trump New Urbanism as their top priority....

As the chief information officer and vice president of information systems for Aurora Health Care, which has a presence in 90 eastern Wisconsin communities, Phil Loftus has a big job on his hands. Fortunately for Aurora, Loftus is accustomed to that, having developed one of...

Berbee Information Networks, which has plans to expand on the Fitchburg Technology Campus, will receive $250,000 in state Technology Zone tax credits, according to Gov. Jim Doyle. Part of Berbee's expansion plan is a new 51,250-square-foot data center....

TomoTherapy, a medical systems manufacturer spun out of research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has raised $223 million in an initial public offering that concluded on May 9. The Madison-based company will use the proceeds to ramp up its global sales and marketing initiatives and...

The Wisconsin delegation hit the ground running at BIO 2007, an international conference for the biotechnology industry. Among the significant news generated at BIO was the announcement by Mark Underwood, president of Quincy Biosciences, that the company has developed a preclinical compound for the...