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CellCura, a Norwegian biotechnology company, has opened an office in Madison to facilitate collaboration with scientists at the WiCell Research Institute, and that has visions of a stem cell invasion dancing in the heads of Wisconisn biotechnology officials. CellCura will open in Madison's University Research...

Bringing entrepreneurship to economically disadvantaged areas is one of the goals of an entrepreneurship initiative established by the Kauffman Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of eight campuses selected to participate in the program. To help make it happen, the university has received...

Addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance has helped Madison-based ConjuGon land $3.3 million in capital from Rosetta Partners and Wisconsin Investment Partners. ConjuGon will use the money not only to develop its core antibacterial technology, but to prepare for clinical trials of its treatment for...

Mark Ramirez, a former Sonic Foundry software engineer, is quietly building a technology company that specializes in voice-changing software, and he's getting a little help from his friends. Ramirez, CEO of Screaming Bee, LLC, is delighted that customers are willing to shape his software products. ...

With the goal of connecting institutional investors to Wisconsin companies, the State Department of Financial Institutions and the Department of Commerce are collaborating on a proposal to create a Wisconsin Venture Center. The center is based on an Ohio collaborative model called BioEnterprise....

For those wondering what Beth Donley's next move would be, it's an entrepreneurial step. Donley, who surprised many in October by resigning as executive director of WiCell, is teaming with University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist Gabriela Cezar to launch a new stem cell company....

Image guidance and adaptive treatment has placed TomoTherapy among the top radiation therapy providers. As CEO Fred Robertson explains, its ability to remain there is dependent on a novel platform technology that will enable future software innovation. ...

Entries for the 2007 Governor's Business Plan Contest, which will again feature a $50,000 top prize, are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2007. About $450,000 in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded in the contest's first three years, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still,...

Renovar, Inc. has closed its second round of financing for a total of $1.22 million for the purpose of preparing its first clinical product, a urine-based test for kidney transplant patients, for Food and Drug Administration approval. The latest round of funding was led by...

Today, southeastern Wisconsin, tomorrow the entire state? That's the possibility offered by the Hartford-based Techware, which is relaunching a broadband network project in Germantown, Wis., and is talking with prospective partners to offer its wireless broadband solution in other parts of the state. ...