Manufacturing

A liquid droplet surrounded by hydrogel is used as an adaptive lens in research from the UW-Madison College of Engineering. The applications of the technology could benefit medical imaging and lab-on-a-chip devices....

The University Clinic Heidelberg will be the first of four German university hospitals to treat cancer patients with TomoTherapy's Hi-Art System as the Madison-based medical device manufacturer extends its market reach into the Deutschland. ...

In an effort to expand its proprietary high-definition optical disc technology, Sony announced the availability of a software tool used in the authoring of DVDs in the new Blu-ray format. Its Blu-print tool is being made available to equipment manufacturers at $50,000 per license....

Penn State University is the latest educational institution to install a Madison company's rich-media product. PSU's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will use MediaSite, a Web-based tool produced by Sonic Foundry, to enhance medical education....

The Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation has transformed its technology-transfer model and secured a new partnership in which it will market and license 10 unused patents for a New Jersey corporation. It is the Racine County organization's first partnership since abandoning its original patent-donation...

Given the many barriers to effective and secure implementation of electronic health records, Wisconsin software executive Ravi Kalla is predicting a faster move by personalized medicine. In a recent interview with WTN, the CEO of Symphony Corp. also explained his distrust of centralized information-sharing models....

Another Wisconsin technology company has reported record profits and revenues, this time thanks in large measure to a lucrative defense contract. Despite the closing of a manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom, Plexus Corp. reported earnings of $25.1 million, and nearly $400 million in revenue...

University of Wisconsin-Madison computer engineer Zhenqiang Ma and materials scientist Max Lagally have used their thin-film, semi-conductor techniques to produce a faster, more flexible computer chip that could be used in sensing, imaging and, of course, computing. ...