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Hiring, wages and profits all rise, Madison-area business leaders say in survey

Dane County business leaders say 2018 has given them plenty to cheer about — including more employees — and they expect much the same in 2019. Three-fourths of the local executives who replied to the annual First Business Bank Economic Survey said sales jumped in 2018 and even more, 78 percent, expect revenue to increase […]

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Illumina Announces a New Genotyping Array and Scientific Contribution to Three Genome Centers to Support the All of Us Research Program

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 6, 2018–Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced the launch of its new high-density genotyping array, the Infinium™ Global Diversity Array. This new array was developed for and inspired by the Research Program. The  All of Us  Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in […]

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EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship

The founders of EatStreet, a national food ordering and delivery company, were honored Nov. 14 with the UW–Madison 2018 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. EatStreet is rooted in Madison, where in 2010 three UW–Madison undergraduates grew frustrated with a clunky restaurant takeout ordering process. In response, Matt Howard, Eric Martell and Alex Wyler “cooked up” an improved, online ordering […]

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UW–Madison retains research ranking

The National Science Foundation on Nov. 20 released its 2017 Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey data, showing that UW–Madison placed 6th in its rankings. In last year’s HERD survey report, capturing 2016 data, UW–Madison also ranked 6th. Data on UW–Madison’s 2017 expenditures show the university remains a research powerhouse with more than $1.19 billion […]

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Small miracle: Stem cells drive research and entrepreneurship in Madison

In 1998, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers made waves in the worlds of biology and medicine, revealing they had five examples of human embryonic stem cells  — biological building blocks at the foundation of cellular development — successfully isolated and growing on laboratory dishes. Visit the Madison-based stem cell bank WiCell today, and you’ll find a library of […]

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Madison biotech companies snap up millions in funding from investors

FluGen Inc., a Madison-based firm (And URP tenant) developing a universal flu vaccine, raised $5.58 million in funding through 36 investors, according to the filing. FluGen, which already has investments from Madison’s Venture Investors, the state’s largest venture capital fund, recently shared data from its first test on humans at the annual ID Week conference in San Francisco. […]

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