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Madison realizing influx of millennial talent

Madison-area business leaders are seeing an influx of millennial talent as a result of the region’s growing tech ecosystem. “It’s a very exciting time,” says Jeff Naughton, site director for Google Madison. He spoke at a “State of the Sector” event put on yesterday by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Naughton says the tech […]

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Exact Sciences’ biggest priority after Cologuard is lung cancer test

Exact Sciences CFO Jeff Elliott says the foundation laid with Cologuard will help bring to market other screening tools, such as a lung cancer test. Elliott gave a promising update on Cologuard and laid out the Madison-based company’s plans at a recent Wisconsin Technology Council luncheon in Madison. Exact Sciences’ noninvasive Cologuard test screens for […]

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UW researcher

Bill would make it easier for UW researchers to fund, commercialize discoveries

Republican and Democratic legislators are backing a bill designed to make it easier for University of Wisconsin employees to privately fund and commercialize their research. Rep. Dave Murphy, R-Greenville, chair of the Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee, and former Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, chair of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges and […]

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JangoBio sees hormone replacement therapy as key to ravages of aging

The degenerative brain disease associated with aging, Alzheimer’s, is a long-standing mystery in the medical world. With 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States alone, new approaches are being taken to discover the unknown causes of the condition. Craig Atwood, founder of JangoBio, has spent the past 15 years researching the […]

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GymDandy CEO Nicholas Kartos, left, and Pyxsee CEO Dayne Rusch

Startups GymDandy and Pyxsee win the Elevator Pitch Olympics

Initiatives to get kids playing, and off devices A Madison company that helps sports teams reserve time at playing fields and an Oshkosh startup that gives parents the power to limit their children’s social media access won the judges’ favor at the Elevator Pitch Olympics in Madison on Thursday. GymDandy and Pyxsee tied for top […]

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Rendering of Exact Sciences laboratory facility to be built at 650 Forward Drive in Madison, Wis.

Exact Sciences to Expand Laboratory and Corporate Facilities in Madison

World-class lab and office space to support demand for Cologuard MADISON, Wis., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Highlights: Exact Sciences selects 650 Forward Drive in Madison as site for expanded lab; company also takes ownership of existing office building on site, renamed 1 Exact Lane. Campus offers potential to accommodate more than 1,000 employees. Combined […]

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Entrepreneur, mentor, catalyst: Allen Dines to receive ‘Triple E’ award

Allen Dines, who has started companies, mentored entrepreneurs and helped instill a startup spirit in university students and faculty alike, will receive the 2017 “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award at the Nov. 15-16 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. Dines will be honored Nov. 16 during the second day of the conference, which will be held at […]

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