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Big Pharma has evolved into “Enormous Pharma” thanks to a six-stage deconstruction process of interconnected events, according to Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. Enormous Pharma will likely grow even larger as it is fed by global demographic trends and the need to conquer new...

A manufacturing partner that has helped large and mid-size manufacturers become more lean and mean is now setting its sights on smaller manufacturers that need help implementing growth strategies. Among the possible beneficiaries are information technology, biotechnology, and medical device businesses. ...

Jim Rice, who has led the Information Technology Association of Wisconsin for the past year, is leaving the organization to pursue opportunities in telecommunications. Chairman William C. Mortimore will assume his duties until a permanent replacement is found. ...

The prospect of technology firm OneProspect coming to southeastern Wisconsin have improved dramatically now that the Potawatomi Business Development Corp. has purchased the remaining interest in the business. It is the Potawatomi's third investment in a technology firm in the past year. ...

As is the case with most major reform efforts, it looks as though healthcare reform will be led by the states, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Gov. Jim Doyle has urged the Legislature to work with him to expand access and lower costs, and...

Having a national broadband strategy is good, but having one that is realistic is even better, according to columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he calls on national lawmakers to “get it right" this time because the Telecom Act of 1996 was...

Governor Jim Doyle has unveiled a package of economic initiatives called Grow Milwaukee that includes several technology and biotechnology spending initiatives. Chief among them is an $8 million funding commitment for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Research Growth Initiative, but the overall package has one lawmaker...

Merge Healthcare has announced the hiring of Greg Wilson, currently the chief financial officer for Concurrent Computer Corp., Atlanta, as its new vice president of finance. He is Merge's second financial hire from the state of Georgia in the past month. ...

Western Wisconsin is no longer just for farmers and tourists - it is going high tech. As Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still explains, the spill over from the Twin Cities explains some of the growth, but a commitment to regional cooperation, which should be adopted...