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ARROWHEAD-BUILDING

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals inks $250M deal with Janssen Pharmaceuticals that could grow to $3.7B

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals says it has reached a licensing and collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals that will bring the company $250 million to start and ultimately could be worth as much as $3.7 billion. Janssen will get the worldwide exclusive license for ARO-HBV, a drug that treats chronic hepatitis B, and an option to collaborate with […]

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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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NeuroPoint

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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Merlin Mentors

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD FOR WISCONSIN STARTUPS

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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WTC WHITE PAPERS

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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Exact Sciences Groundbreaking

EXACT SCIENCES GROUNDBREAKING AT UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PARK PAVES PATH TO 21ST CENTURY RESEARCH LANDSCAPE

Today’s groundbreaking of a 130,000 square-foot, five-story headquarters for Exact Sciences at University Research Park (URP) is further evidence of the cancer detection business’s commitment to Madison. But the building’s placement also shows that the Park is determined to adapt to an era when high-technology workers show an increasing interest in denser, more urban surroundings. […]

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30ventures

New VC funds looking to health tech for opportunities

Two of the state’s newest venture capital funds are looking for big opportunities in health care technology. The Wisconsin Technology Council recently hosted a panel discussion spotlighting these funds. Panelists included George Arida, managing director for 30Ventures, based at University Research Park in Madison; and Mike Rodgers, who heads Advocate Aurora Health’s new venture, InvestMKE. […]

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