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Tech platform that cuts record-keeping time in childcare wins 2019 Business Plan Contest

A Stoughton-based “voice assistant” platform that provides hands-free documentation to child care centers took home the grand prize in the 17th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Patricia Wooldridge, Brent Brenner and others created GrowthChart Records to dramatically cut time and effort devoted to record-keeping by childcare providers, this increasing time devoted to actual care. Brenner presented […]

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STRATATECH

UW–Madison and WARF again rank high in patents

A survey of the world’s top universities placed the University of Wisconsin–Madison as the seventh-greatest source of U.S. patents. The ranking, by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, attests to UW–Madison’s continued success in the granting of “utility” patents for inventions in a broad range of fields, says Norman Drinkwater, interim […]

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Melissa Skala

Novel imaging tech brings together Madison, Milwaukee vision researchers

A Madison-Milwaukee scientific partnership is powering an effort to better understand the complicated mechanics of human vision. Melissa Skala, a Morgridge Institute for Research investigator and UW-Madison professor of biomedical engineering, develops applications in photonics-based imaging that offer many research benefits, most notably that they do not damage living tissue. That has made her technology […]

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Midwest becoming venture hot spot

Dan Malven isn’t a wide-eyed optimist by nature. He’s a sober, even cautious, venture capitalist who is diligent about investments made by the fund he helps manage, Wisconsin-based 4490 Ventures. When it comes to how he views the investment climate in the Midwest, however, Malven is bullish. “Over the next 20 years, the Midwest should […]

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Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic

Exact Sciences Advances Pipeline Capabilities with Mayo Clinic

Early data on pancreatic cancer detection presented at Digestive Disease Week® 2019 SAN DIEGO, CA – May 20, 2019 – Early research using blood-based methylated DNA markers, identified through the longstanding collaboration between Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic, demonstrates a potential to achieve 92% sensitivity and 92% specificity for detecting the most common type of pancreatic cancer. […]

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Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR)

UW Changes Lives: Building a biomanufacturing hotbed

To Bill Murphy and the other leaders of the Forward BIO Initiative, Wisconsin possesses all the elements to become a hub of biomanufacturing in the United States, the Midwest’s version of Boston or San Francisco in this rapidly expanding industry. “Our established, statewide excellence in research, technology development and workforce development make Wisconsin a powerhouse,” says Murphy, the […]

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Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and treating it isn’t easy.  The disease wreaks havoc on patients’ blood vessels and can require complex bypass surgery. Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research are working toward a dream of creating artery banks — similar to blood banks common today — with readily-available material […]

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