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Wisconsin’s biohealth industry directly contributed $27 billion to the state economy last year, a new report from BioForward Wisconsin shows.

Via Wisbusiness.com The number for overall economic output activity from direct, indirect and induced sources is even higher — nearly $48 billion. The report, compiled by Baker Tilly, was commissioned by BioForward. It updates numbers from a 2015 report on the same subject, which relied on information from 2013. This year’s report draws from 2017 […]

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Forward BIO Institute awarded $5 million NIH grant

UW-Madison’s Forward BIO Institute has been awarded $5 million from the National Institutes of Health for tissue manufacturing. The grant was announced yesterday at the Biohealth Summit by Professor Bill Murphy, the institute’s director. “This is a unique public-private collaboration that’s committed to advancing the global biomanufacturing industry,” he said. “We want to train the […]

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Forward BIOLABS to host early stage life sciences startups

The recently announced Forward BIOLABS will serve as a landing place for startups, many of which will come out of UW-Madison research. That’s according to co-founder Jessica Martin Eckerly. She says the nonprofit’s goal is to establish a fully equipped life sciences laboratory for early-stage companies, making it easier for them to bring their ideas […]

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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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Wisconsin Innovation Awards Announce 2018 Winners at Annual Ceremony in Madison

Ten winners winners were honored from the thirty-three finalists and more than 350 nominees during the 2018 Wisconsin Innovation Awards at the Wisconsin Union Terrace. The ceremony, emceed by local entrepreneur and Filament Games Vice President of Sales, Jennifer Javornik recognized the state’s most innovative products and services from nine industry categories. The 2018 winners […]

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Raman Earns Prestigious NIH Award to Fund Research on Protein Function

Biochemistry assistant professor Srivatsan “Vatsan” Raman has received a Director’s New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $2.2 million-grants fund high-risk, high-reward research performed by early stage investigators. Compared to traditional NIH grants, the New Innovator Award supports “unusually creative early stage investigators” whose research can have a broad impact on biomedical sciences. Raman’s project is focused […]

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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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