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WARF launches a new web series featuring opinions from two dozen state leaders on the subject of innovation and the Wisconsin Idea

Article courtesy of WisBusiness.com Contributors include university researchers, teachers, business leaders and entrepreneurs, public officials and investors. Their writings focus on the “crucial interdependence” between innovations pioneered at the UW System and the strength of the state’s economy. “The voices we have collected exemplify the strength, power and diversity of the Wisconsin Idea itself,” said […]

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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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EBOLA VACCINE INCHES TOWARD HUMAN CLINICAL TRIALS

A whole-virus vaccine to confront Ebola, the rare but often fatal hemorrhagic disease that periodically erupts in sub-Saharan Africa, may soon be one step closer to the clinic. With the help of experts at Waisman Biomanufacturing, within the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Waisman Center, UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka will lead a $3 […]

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Ebola vaccine inches toward human clinical trials

A whole-virus vaccine to confront Ebola, the rare but often fatal hemorrhagic disease that periodically erupts in sub-Saharan Africa, may soon be one step closer to the clinic.   With the help of experts at Waisman Biomanufacturing, within the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Waisman Center, UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka will lead a $3 […]

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Jue "Jade" Wang (right), associate professor in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, works with student Christina Johnson (left) in Wang's lab in the Microbial Sciences Building on Aug. 12, 2016. Wang is the recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Award. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

UW CARBONE CANCER CENTER RECEIVES ‘OUTSTANDING’ GRADE ON RENEWAL

Every five years, the UW Carbone Cancer Center receives a thorough check-up from the nation’s top cancer researchers. Leaders recently learned that it passed its review with flying colors and will retain its designation as Wisconsin’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center and $27 million in core funding. “We strongly believe in the value of what we do […]

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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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Ideadvance Seed Fund pursues past and present UW System colleagues

Innovators with current or past ties to the UW System are invited to apply to the Ideadvance Seed Fund with business ideas that could contribute to Wisconsin’s “knowledge economy.” The Ideadvance program provides business funding and mentoring toward a scalable, profitable business model. Grant dollars are earned by teams after they demonstrate key learnings toward […]

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