Mark Bugher hit all the right notes

They don’t seem to make ‘em like Mark Bugher anymore. And that’s really too bad. Bugher, the longtime director of UW-Madison’s successful University Research Park, has announced plans to retire in October. Good for Bugher and his family. Tough loss for Madison, Dane County and all of Wisconsin. (more…)

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Shanghai office seeks to increase engagement

In its first year, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Shanghai Innovation Office (SIO) has hosted high-level delegations, coordinated conferences that have brought together Wisconsin and Chinese experts from academia as well as from the public and private sectors, and facilitated collaborative agreements. (more…)

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UW’s economic benefits touted

Mark Bugher, an Eau Claire native, has led the research park since 1999. He spoke to UW-Eau Claire officials Wednesday morning about the role the state’s public universities play in the economy of the state. (more…)

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Primorigen Biosciences gets grant for stem cell work

Primorigen Biosciences, Madison, has received a $1.2 million Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funds will speed the company’s work on a new, cost-effective system for producing stem cells and transforming them into specific cell lines, such as blood, liver and neural cells, said chief executive Chuck […]

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