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Arecor Ltd of Cambridge, England received the “green light” and funding to pursue a research project applying Arecor’s innovative Arestat™ formulation technology to a promising flu vaccine, REDEE FLU™, developed by FluGen, Inc., of Madison, WI. The UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, has awarded Arecor a Proof of Concept award through its Smart programme, to engage in research and development in the strategically important area of developing a stable formulation for REDEE FLU™.

A new kind of bird flu that has killed 43 people in China shows potential in the lab for sparking a global outbreak, according to a study by UW-Madison researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka. Kawaoka did the altered H5N1 work at UW-Madison’s Institute for Influenza Virus Research at University Research Park. The lab is classified as Biosafety Level 3-Agriculture, the highest biosafety level at the university and half a notch below the top level anywhere of BSL4.

They don’t seem to make ‘em like Mark Bugher anymore. And that’s really too bad. Bugher, the longtime director of UW-Madison’s successful University Research Park, has announced plans to retire in October. Good for Bugher and his family. Tough loss for Madison, Dane County and all of Wisconsin.

In its first year, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Shanghai Innovation Office (SIO) has hosted high-level delegations, coordinated conferences that have brought together Wisconsin and Chinese experts from academia as well as from the public and private sectors, and facilitated collaborative agreements.