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Finalists Announced for 2019 Wisconsin Innovation Awards

Thirty-one companies and nonprofit organizations have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. In total, over 400 businesses, products and services from around the state were nominated. The finalists were determined by a panel of 21 statewide industry experts, with winners to be announced on October 9, 2019 at an awards ceremony […]

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2019 WI Portfolio

More than $280 million was raised by the state’s early stage companies in 2018, a record for any one year in Wisconsin

The latest edition of “The Wisconsin Portfolio” shows more than $280 million was raised by the state’s early stage companies in 2018, a record for any one year in Wisconsin. The report by the Wisconsin Technology Council and its Tech Council Investor Networks showed 121 early stage deals – down from 127 in 2017 – […]

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Exact Sciences unveils new 695,000-square-foot lab facility on south side

Exact Sciences, one of Madison’s most conspicuous biotechnology companies, has expanded its local footprint with a new facility on Madison’s south side. The molecular diagnostics company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday afternoon for the new laboratory space at 650 Forward Drive, which will be used to process millions of the company’s flagship colorectal cancer […]

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GoDx “Rapid Point-of-Need DNA Detection” Awarded 2019 TechConnect National Innovation Award

GoDx, a URP tenant announced their selection as a 2019 TechConnect National Innovation Awardee. Their technology will be featured at the 2019 TechConnect World Conference June 17-19, in Boston, MA, US. The annual TechConnect Innovation Awards select leading early-stage innovations from around the world through an industry-review process of the top 15% of annually submitted […]

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Findorff delivers cutting-edge building for biotechnology firm Illumina

When Bob Hougard embarks on a construction project, he thinks about more than the concrete, steel and stone that goes into it. Hougard, who leads J.H. Findorff & Son’s science and technology team, builds projects for clients who are developing products at the forefront of medicine and science. And these facilities are often a crucial […]

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Tech platform that cuts record-keeping time in childcare wins 2019 Business Plan Contest

A Stoughton-based “voice assistant” platform that provides hands-free documentation to child care centers took home the grand prize in the 17th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Patricia Wooldridge, Brent Brenner and others created GrowthChart Records to dramatically cut time and effort devoted to record-keeping by childcare providers, this increasing time devoted to actual care. Brenner presented […]

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UW–Madison and WARF again rank high in patents

A survey of the world’s top universities placed the University of Wisconsin–Madison as the seventh-greatest source of U.S. patents. The ranking, by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, attests to UW–Madison’s continued success in the granting of “utility” patents for inventions in a broad range of fields, says Norman Drinkwater, interim […]

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Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic

Exact Sciences Advances Pipeline Capabilities with Mayo Clinic

Early data on pancreatic cancer detection presented at Digestive Disease Week® 2019 SAN DIEGO, CA – May 20, 2019 – Early research using blood-based methylated DNA markers, identified through the longstanding collaboration between Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic, demonstrates a potential to achieve 92% sensitivity and 92% specificity for detecting the most common type of pancreatic cancer. […]

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