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The cost of doing business is always on the mind of startup executives. Salaries, rent, and other expenses like software licenses can often make or break a company. Much of the math comes down to how much money you can raise for your business, and startups...

UW-Madison researchers have developed a new method for creating hybrid yeast strains for use in commercial fermentation and brewing. An info sheet from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation shows interspecies yeast hybrids are needed to produce certain fermented beverages. For example, the globally popular lager beer...

- Cologuard test volume increased 64 percent, with approximately 934,000 tests completed in 2018 - Nearly 15,000 health care providers ordered their first Cologuard test during the fourth quarter - We expect approximately 94 percent of patients who completed a Cologuard test during the fourth quarter to...

Fujifilm Cellular Dynamics, Inc. (FCDI) plans to build a $21 million facility in Madison to manufacture stem cells for use in developing regenerative medicine drugs -- its own drugs and those of other companies. FCDI, formerly Cellular Dynamics International, manufactures human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs),...

Talking the cost of doing business in Wisconsin with Tom Still, President of The WI Technology Council, who says there is reason to be optimistic. Also find out about the WI Governors Business Plan Contest. Great conversation about Wisconsin's technology economic impact and future opportunities. Click image...

Stemina Biomarker Discovery’s roots are in stem cells, one of the pillars of Madison’s standing in the bioscience world. After eight years as general counsel and director of business development for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, or WARF, Beth Donley founded Stemina in 2006 with...

Exact Sciences Corp. is looking at two new targets for cancer screening: blood cancers and melanoma. The company also has begun a study to see if its flagship product, the Cologuard stool test for colorectal cancer, is as good at finding the illness in younger people,...

When Foxconn Technology Group announced the 88 first round winners of its “Smart Cities—Smart Futures” competition on Dec. 14, 14 of them were UW–Madison students. The competition encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin, and was open to students,...

When one releases a breath, not much thought is given to the information being whisked away. With that rhythmic breath, an individual is exhaling a map to a healthier lifestyle -- something to be navigated by entrepreneur Joe Kremer. SmartBurn is a patent-pending technology that identifies...

Semba Biosciences, a Madison company that makes purifying equipment used by life sciences companies, is getting a $3 million investment from Tosoh Bioscience, part of a Japanese conglomerate, in a move that’s expected to lead to Tosoh’s eventual purchase of Semba. Founded in 2005, Semba’s Octave...