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Mirus Bio Corp., a biopharmaceutical firm operating from the University Research Park, has developed a new method to use its DNA and RNA injection technology to target gene activity. The new technique could make analyzing gene function in vivo more efficient and affordable for researchers,...

In a new study by the Milken Institute, the University of Wisconsin System was ranked 9th in number and quality of biotechnology patents, but well behind several Big Ten campuses in its ability to transfer the intellectual property into commercial uses....

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has recognized the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation (CATI) for its technology-based economic development programs. CATI, based in Racine, has developed a technology transfer model to help entrepreneurs grow their business. ...

Platypus Technologies, LLC, a life sciences and nanotechnology company operating in suburban Madison, has been awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The award, which is worth $450,000, will be used to develop new life science research tools....

The national angel investment market showed continued signs of growth in the first six months of 2006, as angels made $12.7 billion in investments. The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, which reported the results, said healthcare, software, and biotech continued...

In a tale of two perspectives, a prominent outsider apparently has a loftier view of Wisconsin as a place to do business than outspoken Wisconsin executive John Jazwiec. Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still believes the sale of the home-grown Berbee Information Networks to CDW Corp.,...

While the Australian and New Zealand tech markets have yet to catch the Web 2.0 craze, there is plenty of no-nonsense IT in both lands. DEMO columnist Chris Shipley recently visited the Aussies and the Kiwis to get the lowdown on down-under tech companies, and...