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Children are the latest test subjects of FluGen’s universal flu vaccine

An influenza vaccine developed by FluGen, of Madison, is being tested on children and teenagers in a clinical trial that’s being subsidized by a division of the National Institutes of Health. The test began in August, according to a statement last week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fifty healthy children between […]

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D2P Innovation to Market

Discovery to Product creates new program to grow entrepreneurship at UW–Madison

Discovery to Product, which supports and mentors faculty, staff and student innovators and entrepreneurs on campus, is offering a new program called Innovation to Market. The fall I2M program builds on the success of D2P’s Igniter program cohorts that helped start 19 companies over the past three years. “The goals of D2P, located within the […]

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NeuroPointDX Biological test for autism could lead to earlier identification

A new study from NeuroPointDX of Madison and University of California researchers shows biochemical markers could allow for earlier identification of autism spectrum disorder. Lead author David Amaral says this discovery could also lead to avenues for therapeutic intervention. NeuroPointDX is a division of Stemina Biomarker Discovery, also based in Madison, and Amaral is from […]

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Initiative focuses on advanced technology innovations in biomanufacturing

A $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced today (Sept. 6) establishes the Forward BIO Initiative, a collaborative effort to make Wisconsin a recognized center of excellence for biomanufacturing. The new initiative “leverages one of our key long-term strengths at UW, which is working at the crossroads where multiple disciplines connect,” UW–Madison Chancellor […]

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$100 million Foxconn gift launches major new partnership with UW–Madison

Agreement signed to establish Foxconn Institute for Research in Science and Technology and to pursue further collaboration in research, education and scientific outreach Foxconn Technology Group and its Chairman and Founder, Terry Gou, today announced plans to invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, while also creating the framework […]

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Merlin Mentors


When Randy Nagy first envisioned a device to modernize the transport and protection of DNA samples, he already had more than two decades of experience in various aspects of DNA forensics. Amid the mushrooming legal and scientific interest in DNA analysis, Nagy obtained a patent on his SwabSaver, and formed Fast Forward Forensics. Then Nagy […]

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Tech Council recommends policy changes in white papers report

The Wisconsin Technology Council is recommending a host of policy changes in this year’s white papers report, including a new tax credit to incent employers to invest in their own workers. Some previous recommendations have recently been passed into law, including the expansion of the state’s investment tax credits law and the elimination of a […]

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UW System contributes $24 billion to the state’s economy each year

New study shows UW System offers a $23 return on every dollar invested by the state

MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System contributes $24 billion to the state’s economy each year, which is a 23-fold return on Wisconsin’s investment in the university, according to a new study. “We are grateful for the significant, long-term investment in the UW System made by the State of Wisconsin, helping to make it one […]

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