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Invenra, a URP tenant / biotech startup that develops therapeutic antibodies for pharma companies, is joining forces with a Bay Area company to discover and develop new treatments for cancer. Under the agreement, Exelixis will pay Invenra $2 million upfront, plus an additional $2 million at...

A unique high-speed camera, designed to capture the fleeting effects of gamma rays crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere, will soon be on its way from the University of Wisconsin–Madison to Arizona’s Mount Hopkins. There, the prototype camera will be integrated into a new telescope that will...

StartingBlock, an entrepreneurship center set to open next month in a new high-rise office structure on Madison’s near east side, has announced the initial roster of companies it plans on hosting in its space. The mix of companies is diverse, with smartphone app developers poised to work alongside...

Twenty years ago this fall, a team of scientists led by James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin–Madison published the first paper describing successful derivation of human embryonic stem cells. The discovery of these master human stem cells empowered a new and promising direction in biomedical...

Madison Startup Weekend returns this weekend — the seventh year for the annual retreat aimed at would-be entrepreneurs. The event lets participants form teams, create a product and pitch their product to the group — over a 54-hour period that begins Friday night and ends Sunday...

EatStreet, a Madison tech startup that enables online delivery orders at more than 15,000 restaurants in 250-plus cities nationwide, continues to build on an offer that a restaurant can’t refuse. “Our pitch is simple,” says CEO Matt Howard. “We drive incremental orders to your restaurant that...

BOSTON – At the 2018 AGA Tech Summit, this year’s Shark Tank line up included an automated system for video capture of endoscopy, a feeding tube that prevents aspiration in intubated patients, a tool to accurately measure polyps captured on colonoscopy, a device that targets...

When Chandra Miller Fienen graduated from Monona Grove High School, her parents encouraged her to expand her horizons. She left her hometown, got her undergraduate degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, lived in Japan for two years and then moved to the San Francisco...

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and professor of medicine Dr. Paul Limburg has joined Exact Sciences Corp. as co-chief medical officer. Limburg, a co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control program in the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, will continue in his positions at Mayo in addition to his...

Irving Shain, a chemistry professor and UW–Madison chancellor emeritus who advanced the university’s interests in China and established University Research Park, died peacefully Tuesday, March 6, in Madison after a brief illness. He was 92. Irving Shain at a 1978 commencement ceremony. Photo: Norman Lenburg/UW–Madison Archives Shain...