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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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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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$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 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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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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Heart cells manufactured in Madison rocket into space

Stem cells made in Madison are flying high on the International Space Station. Cellular Dynamics International says its iCell cardiomyocytes are part of scientific tests being conducted in NASA’s new Bioculture System. They were launched into space aboard SpaceX’s commercial resupply mission on Dec. 15. “We are thrilled that CDI and its iPSC technology are […]

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