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Exact Sciences: Cologuard® revenue increased 168 percent to $266 million

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 22, 2018 — Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) today announced that the company generated revenue of $266 million and completed approximately 571,000 Cologuard tests during the year ended Dec. 31, 2017. Full-year 2017 revenue and Cologuard test volume grew 168 percent and 134 percent from 2016, respectively. Exact Sciences Corporation Logo (PRNewsfoto/EXACT […]

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Stratatech’s ExpressGraft begins human tests to treat diabetic foot ulcers

ExpressGraft-C9T1 is being used in first-round tests on a patient with diabetic foot ulcers — open sores that can affect patients with diabetes and can lead to amputation, said Mallinckrodt, the global pharmaceutical company whose Madison division, formerly Stratatech Corp., developed the tissue.   ExpressGraft-C9T1 is a genetically engineered, antimicrobial human skin substitute. It may […]

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Stem Cell Firm Cellular Dynamics to Provide Heart Cells to Takeda

Xconomy Wisconsin — Fujifilm said it plans to use stem cells developed by Cellular Dynamics International, a Wisconsin-based company it owns, as part of a new partnership between Fujifilm and Takeda Pharmaceutical that’s aimed at developing regenerative medicine therapies.   Takeda and Fujifilm, both headquartered in Japan, recently signed a contract giving Takeda the global […]

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Armune Bio’s Cancer Detection Tech Finds New Home with Exact Sciences

The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, held earlier this month in San Francisco, is a popular venue for biotech companies to announce new deals and milestones achieved. One such announcement from this year’s event has largely flown under the radar: Madison, WI-based molecular diagnostics company Exact Sciences acquired Armune BioScience, a cancer diagnostic startup with […]

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Women bioscience workers start group for networking, mentoring in Madison

Women bioscience workers start group for networking, mentoring in Madison

Getting more women into scientific jobs in the Madison area — that’s the goal of a new effort starting this month.   Women in Biohealth launches on January 17 with a roundtable discussion and networking event, organized by BioForward, the state’s biohealth advocacy organization. The idea is to “bring women together and to support young […]

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Heart cells manufactured in Madison rocket into space

Stem cells made in Madison are flying high on the International Space Station. Cellular Dynamics International says its iCell cardiomyocytes are part of scientific tests being conducted in NASA’s new Bioculture System. They were launched into space aboard SpaceX’s commercial resupply mission on Dec. 15. “We are thrilled that CDI and its iPSC technology are […]

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Exact Sciences unveils more building plans at former Spectrum Brands site

Exact Sciences Corp. — the Madison company whose Cologuard DNA stool test screens for colorectal cancer — is building more than just a big laboratory building at its new campus just off Schroeder Road on the West Side. Exact is submitting plans to the city to construct a 77,000-square-foot addition onto the existing four-story office […]

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Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Files for Regulatory Clearance to Begin Phase 1/2 Study of ARO – HBV

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) – WITH Research and Development facilities at University Research Park, today announced that it filed a regulatory submission to begin a Phase 1/2 study of ARO-HBV, which is being developed as a potentially curative therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Pending approval, Arrowhead intends to proceed […]

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Exact Sciences’ biggest priority after Cologuard is lung cancer test

Exact Sciences CFO Jeff Elliott says the foundation laid with Cologuard will help bring to market other screening tools, such as a lung cancer test. Elliott gave a promising update on Cologuard and laid out the Madison-based company’s plans at a recent Wisconsin Technology Council luncheon in Madison. Exact Sciences’ noninvasive Cologuard test screens for […]

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JangoBio sees hormone replacement therapy as key to ravages of aging

The degenerative brain disease associated with aging, Alzheimer’s, is a long-standing mystery in the medical world. With 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States alone, new approaches are being taken to discover the unknown causes of the condition. Craig Atwood, founder of JangoBio, has spent the past 15 years researching the […]

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