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Cities often recognize the best and brightest. They promote the most influential, the most successful, the most powerful and the most glamorous. Yawn. Madison is home to a strikingly rich population of innovators, creators, doers and dreamers. They are thinkers and makers driven by curiosity and...

Xconomy Wisconsin — Invenra, a Madison, WI-based startup that develops therapeutic antibodies for pharmaceutical companies and other clients, has raised more than $7.1 million from investors, according to a regulatory filing. Twenty-three investors participated in the equity funding round, according to the filing, which was made public...

Via Wisbusiness.com The number for overall economic output activity from direct, indirect and induced sources is even higher -- nearly $48 billion. The report, compiled by Baker Tilly, was commissioned by BioForward. It updates numbers from a 2015 report on the same subject, which relied on information...

UW-Madison's Forward BIO Institute has been awarded $5 million from the National Institutes of Health for tissue manufacturing. The grant was announced yesterday at the Biohealth Summit by Professor Bill Murphy, the institute's director. "This is a unique public-private collaboration that's committed to advancing the global biomanufacturing...

Biochemistry assistant professor Srivatsan “Vatsan” Raman has received a Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $2.2 million-grants fund high-risk, high-reward research performed by early stage investigators. Compared to traditional NIH grants, the New Innovator Award supports “unusually creative early stage investigators” whose research can have...