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Exact Sciences, located at URP, successfully cleared another hurdle in the rollout of its Cologuard product, a non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer. Next week, an FDA panel will review Exact Sciences' pre-market approval application. Read more [more-link]...

University Research Park is proud to host the 3rd annual Startup Weekend to take place April 4 to 6. Startup Weekend is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to test and hone their startup ideas.Read More [more-link]...

A new project, involving a partnership between the Morgridge Institute, UW-Madison, Indiana University and the University of Illinois, aims to root out software vulnerabilities that can leave the door open for viruses, website hacking or other forms of cybercrime, ?estimated as a $100 billion...

A $10.6 million, five-year EPA contract for Stemina Biomarker Discovery, announced this week, doesn’t just provide a new source of revenue. It also holds the potential to make the Madison company’s technology a standard for testing chemicals and drugs for their toxic effects, long-term, CEO...

When University Research Park in Madison was founded in 1984, it was seen as an off-campus outpost for science faculty pursuing the impure goal of commercializing their ideas. Today, URP is home to about 125 companies and nearly 4,000 highly paid workers. Read More[more-link]...

Cary, NC - November 17, 2013. BMG LABTECH, Inc. - the Microplate Reader Company - and InvivoSciences, Inc. - a leader in stem cell tissue engineering providing a novel solution in first-in-class drug discovery - announced today a strategic collaboration to market the time-dependent fluorescent assessment of engineered 3D heart tissues using advanced microplate reader technologies. Employing an automated system, 3D heart tissues are fabricated with cardiomyocytes derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells. The ultra- sensitive plate reader, CLARIOstar®, will analyze rapid beat-to-beat changes (up to 50 Hz) in the fluorescence intensities of dyes that indicate physiological states in engineered 3D heart tissue after drug/compound application.

When Rebecca Blank arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison last summer, she became chancellor of one of the largest academic research universities in the world, but one that has an uneven track record for commercializing that work.UW-Madison had nearly $1.2 billion in research spending yet...

In 2008, before tech accelerator programs exploded onto the scene, a couple of successful Madison entrepreneurs had a smaller idea: To form a group that would give one-on-one help to people with a promising concept but little knowledge how to turn it into a real business. With backing from UW-Madison, Terry Sivesind and Toni Sikes created MERLIN (Madison Entrepreneur Resource, Learning and Innovation Network) Mentors.

Business incubators--more than 300 in the U.S., many attached to universities--are increasingly drawing intellectual capital from around the world. With the help of CB Insights, a Manhattan firm that tracks private-company funding trends, University Research Park and the MG&E Innovation Center were cited by Forbes...