Until now, Cellular Dynamics has been solely a provider of cells to use as research tools, but it recently took a small step toward creating a therapy with its first development deal.
Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) announced that the National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded the company a $1.2 million contract to manufacture clinically compatible induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and iPSC-derived human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells.
MDVIP, the leader in personalized preventive medicine, announced today that Cologuard®, the first and only FDA approved, noninvasive stool DNA screening test for colorectal cancer will now be available by prescription through its physicians.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it has acquired GenCell Biosystems, a privately-held Irish biotech company.
By Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Madison-based Exact Sciences Corp.’s noninvasive, colon cancer screening test is now being covered for Medicare patients, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said late Thursday. The decision, which was widely expected, means that Medicare patients will now be able to, under the supervision of their doctors, have their […]
WisBusiness.com For Mitchell Gold, cancer is personal. That’s because his mother died from breast cancer when he was 4 and she was just 26. His grandmother also died of the disease at age 31. They both had — along with his sister — a mutation of the tumor suppressor genes known as BRCA that produces […]
Madworks Coworking’s accelerator program on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, announces the second class of companies to begin the program this fall.
SnowShoe has been selected as one of nine startups to vie for a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case, during his Rise of the Rest tour stop in Madison. SnowShoe makes plastic widgets that conduct electricity, sending current from the user’s body to a smartphone or tablet touchscreen for two-factor identification. Rise of the Rest […]
Exact Sciences Corp. today announced that Group Health Cooperative will be the first health plan in Wisconsin to offer Cologuard® to its patients.
URP is pleased to welcome PSC Biotech to the Park. The California-based company, which specializes in making cancer-fighting drugs, will move into the former Mentor Biologics building and plans to hire over 100 positions. Drug production is slated to begin in 2015.