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Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) announced that the National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded the company a $1.2 million contract to manufacture clinically compatible induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and iPSC-derived human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells....

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it has acquired GenCell Biosystems, a privately-held Irish biotech company....

By Kathleen Gallagher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Madison-based Exact Sciences Corp.'s noninvasive, colon cancer screening test is now being covered for Medicare patients, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said late Thursday. The decision, which was widely expected, means that Medicare patients will now be able to,...

WisBusiness.com For Mitchell Gold, cancer is personal. That's because his mother died from breast cancer when he was 4 and she was just 26. His grandmother also died of the disease at age 31. They both had -- along with his sister -- a mutation of...

Madworks Coworking's accelerator program on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, announces the second class of companies to begin the program this fall....

SnowShoe has been selected as one of nine startups to vie for a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case, during his Rise of the Rest tour stop in Madison. SnowShoe makes plastic widgets that conduct electricity, sending current from the user’s body to a smartphone or...

BIOforward, the member driven, Wisconsin affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), PhRMA, and Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced it has hired Laura Bray as its new Chief Executive Officer.  For the last decade, Laura has served as the Executive Director of the...

URP is pleased to welcome PSC Biotech to the Park. The California-based company, which specializes in making cancer-fighting drugs, will move into the former Mentor Biologics building and plans to hire over 100 positions. Drug production is slated to begin in 2015....