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Sarbanes-Oxley has been more costly than projected, and has identified more risk within business organizations, but the benefits for reliable financial reporting and investor confidence are undeniable. Still, the challenge is making sure SOX creates more benefits than costs, and according to Guest Columnist Ron...

The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) of the Medical College of Wisconsin has entered into a $6 million contract to collect and maintain a standardized database of marrow and cord blood transplants performed in the United States. The CIBMTR collects outcome...

The state of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation have reached an agreement that could boost the state's biotechnology industry, giving Wisconsin a competitive advantage over states like California. However, a consumer watchdog group in the Golden State said the announcement is a tantamount...

ConjuGon, Inc., a Madison-based biopharmaceutical firm, has received a $730,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Army to further develop its treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. The company's efforts should help injured soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan....

University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Dan Rooney has created a thriving company from the ground up, using soil data as his starting point. With no outside investments, Earth Information Technologies now employs 25 highly educated professionals and does work for agricultural, military, and healthcare agencies....

An ethanol glue factory? The leftover residue from the ethanol production process may be more than just a by-product from which more ethanol can be produced, it might be used to produce a value-added product - glue - more affordably. If University of Wisconsin associated...

It takes two to tango, and the number of recent pharmaceutical mergers and acquisitions indicates that Big Pharma companies have had few problems finding dance partners. Michael Rosen's latest version of Yer Biotech Blues chronicles all these technological two-steps, and signals a changing of the...

Two start-up companies with unique products have been recognized in a 20-year-old business contest sponsored by the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp. STAGES, LLC, a web-based business that serves the real estate industry, and KingBuilt.com, which markets its heating products to manufacturers, walked away...

State politicians have stem cells on the brain when it comes to supporting Milwaukee's academic research centers, but Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still argues they should instead focus on making sure those centers collaborate to reach their full potential and advance the region's tech economy....

Until recently, online communities have operated as kind of an inner sanctum, but a former University of Wisconsin computer science professor has joined Yahoo in an attempt to leverage such community interaction into business opportunities. Raghu Ramakrishnan, who is forming a working group to explore...