TENANTS

Archive | URP News

Warf_logo_CMYK

WARF chief venture officer calling for greater state investment in shared lab spaces for emerging biotech startups

Mike Partsch, chief venture officer for WARF, is calling for greater state investment in shared lab spaces to help emerging biotech startups. As a former founder and CEO of a startup in this space, called Cervel Neurotech, Partsch says competition has only grown more fierce in the decade since he guided the company through two […]

Continue Reading
Biz Plan Contest

From gunshot detection to medical breakthroughs, Biz Plan Contest finalists show state’s tech range

Twenty-five entries representing sectors as broad as social media, health technologies and innovations in products or services are competing in the finalist round of the 16th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The contestants have survived two rounds of judging in the contest organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council and its sponsors and volunteers. “These […]

Continue Reading
NEWSWEEK Best Hospitals

University Hospital in Madison has been ranked 14th by Newsweek magazine in its latest list of the best hospitals in the world

Of all the industries on the threshold of transformation, none is more politically contentious, tightly regulated, scientifically significant or economically important than health care. Hospitals around the globe will drive—and be shaped by—much of this disruption. Newsweek has spent the better part of nine decades covering every aspect of health care, and we are committed […]

Continue Reading
CYBERSTATES 2019

Tech sector gained over 4,500 jobs last year, study shows

Wisconsin’s tech sector gained more than 4,500 jobs last year, according to the latest industry analysis from CompTIA. The Cyberstates 2019 report also finds the sector’s overall economic output grew in 2018. About 215,000 technology workers in the state make up about 7.1 percent of the Wisconsin workforce, the report shows. And the tech sector’s […]

Continue Reading
2018 Simons Fellows in Mathematics

UW–Madison mathematicians named Simons Fellows

Three professors at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are among the 2019 class of Simons Fellows in Mathematics. Gheorghe Craciun, Autumn Kent and Andreas Seeger are among the 48 distinguished scientists named to fellowships. Each year, the Simons Foundation selects as many as 50 fellows conducting research in math and the physical sciences, providing funding for […]

Continue Reading
Kevin Conroy

As Exact Sciences’ Sales Surge, CEO Reflects on 10-Year Turnaround

A decade ago, Kevin Conroy took the CEO job at Exact Sciences, a cancer diagnostic firm on the brink of death. Five years later, the FDA greenlit the company’s first product, Cologuard, which marked the first non-invasive, stool-based DNA screening test approved for detecting colorectal cancer. In the five years since then, Exact (NASDAQ: EXAS) says it has screened […]

Continue Reading
Heart of 2-day-old zebrafish

Have microscope, will travel: New tech project links Madison, Boston scientists

A portable, shareable scientific microscope nicknamed Flamingo, created in 2018 by imaging pioneer Jan Huisken of the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will make its cross-country journey thanks to support announced today (March 19) by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). Created in 2015 by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, CZI’s mission is to […]

Continue Reading
Kathleen-Sebelius

Exact Sciences appoints former Kansas governor, HHS secretary Sebelius to its board of directors

Exact Sciences Corp., the maker of the Cologuard take home colon cancer test and one of the largest public companies in Wisconsin, has appointed Kathleen Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to its board of directors, the Madison company announced Tuesday. “Secretary Sebelius understands […]

Continue Reading
UW-Health

Isthmus Project to Bring Innovative Idea to Reality

UW Health has launched its new business and innovation accelerator, Isthmus Project The program’s goal is to provide a front door for health system innovators – whether they be faculty physicians, pharmacists, residents, nurses, staff or others – to seek support for their creative ideas and projects that aim to achieve better health outcomes or […]

Continue Reading