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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)


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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$2.3 Million Grant Supports UW System Math Initiative to Increase Student Success

The University of Wisconsin System has received a $2.3 million grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates in support of its ongoing Math Initiative, a coordinated, systemwide effort. The Math Initiative is designed to help students complete—in their first year of college—relevant introductory mathematics education that aligns to their program of study and […]

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Armune BioScience

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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Start Up Wisconsin VIDEO

VIDEO: Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial culture flying high

FROM THE January 25 Wisconsin Ideas E-Newsletter: Wisconsin’s entrepreneur culture is starting to take off, and many of those new businesses are generated from UW-Madison. A new Wisconsin Public Television show, Start Up Wisconsin, explores how new businesses are helping the state’s economy diversify and grow. “We have too many communities in Wisconsin that are […]

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Milwaukee Institute-Starting Block

NEWS RELEASE–“Madwaukee Talks” Bridge Wisconsin’s Two Biggest Cities

Madwaukee – A new, unprecedented collaboration called Madwaukee Talks is bringing Madison and Milwaukee together to share the costs and benefits of common speakers who will inform, enlighten and motivate our communities.   “For Wisconsin to compete on a national stage, Madison and Milwaukee, our two largest cities, need to be working together,” said Chandra […]

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