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Flugen

Study shows promising results for flu vaccine, Madison’s FluGen says

An experimental flu vaccine developed by a Madison company reduced flu virus levels and symptoms in people exposed to a mismatched strain, according to study results released Tuesday. The study by FluGen Inc., founded by UW-Madison scientists Yoshi Kawaoka and Gabriele Neumann, simulated the mismatch that frequently occurs when flu strains circulating in winter don’t […]

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invenra

Invenra and WARF Initiate a Collaboration to Discover and Develop Novel Therapeutics to Fight Neuroblastoma in Children

Invenra and WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation) today announced they have entered into a collaboration to discover and develop a bispecific antibody therapeutic for the treatment of neuroblastoma, a cancer that is the third most common childhood cancer, after leukemia and brain tumors. The collaboration will use Invenra’s proprietary SNIPERTM technology to allow for precise […]

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excat-sciences

Exact Sciences to report $454-455M in total revenue, 71-percent growth for 2018

– Cologuard test volume increased 64 percent, with approximately 934,000 tests completed in 2018 – Nearly 15,000 health care providers ordered their first Cologuard test during the fourth quarter – We expect approximately 94 percent of patients who completed a Cologuard test during the fourth quarter to have no out-of-pocket costs READ FULL STORY  

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Fujifilm Cellular Dynamics

Madison will house new stem cell production facility

Fujifilm Cellular Dynamics, Inc. (FCDI) plans to build a $21 million facility in Madison to manufacture stem cells for use in developing regenerative medicine drugs — its own drugs and those of other companies. FCDI, formerly Cellular Dynamics International, manufactures human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are skin or blood cells that scientists reprogram […]

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Beth Donley

Stemina’s Beth Donley – Best of Madison Business 2019: Leaders with 20/20

Stemina Biomarker Discovery’s roots are in stem cells, one of the pillars of Madison’s standing in the bioscience world. After eight years as general counsel and director of business development for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, or WARF, Beth Donley founded Stemina in 2006 with University of Wisconsin–Madison scientist and pioneer stem cell researcher Dr. […]

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Energy Balance

ISOMARK: SmartBurn using human breath as a sign of athletic performance

When one releases a breath, not much thought is given to the information being whisked away. With that rhythmic breath, an individual is exhaling a map to a healthier lifestyle — something to be navigated by entrepreneur Joe Kremer. SmartBurn is a patent-pending technology that identifies if an individual’s metabolism results in weight gain or […]

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Semba Biosciences

Japanese company invests $3 million in Madison-based Semba Biosciences

Semba Biosciences, a Madison company that makes purifying equipment used by life sciences companies, is getting a $3 million investment from Tosoh Bioscience, part of a Japanese conglomerate, in a move that’s expected to lead to Tosoh’s eventual purchase of Semba. Founded in 2005, Semba’s Octave Chromatography System has been used mainly for research purposes. […]

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