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Invenra Partners with Exelixis to Develop New Antibody Cancer Drugs

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 the outset of each new discovery project, the company […]

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Tucson Conquistadores and Cologuard present $50,000 check from the Cologuard Classic to MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and Ben Haas and Paul Soltwedel of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. (From L-R: Jose Rincon, president, Tucson Conquistadores; Jerry Kelly; Ben Haas; Aaron Rodgers; Paul Soltwedel; Kevin Conroy, chief executive officer, and Maneesh Arora, chief operating officer, Cologuard.) (PRNewsfoto/EXACT SCIENCES CORP)

Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation And Exact Sciences Team Up To Fight Colon Cancer

Cologuard named official colon cancer screening partner; VLCF continues national expansion MILWAUKEE and MADISON, Wis., May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Colon cancer cut short the life of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi at the age of 57 and, nearly 50 years later, remains the number two cancer killer in the United States. Now, the foundation […]

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URP Tenant “GoDX” wins AGA Tech Summit’s Shark Tank Contest

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 gastrointestinal cancers with electrical pulses, and a new method for […]

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Exact Sciences hires Mayo Clinic Dr. Paul Limburg as co-chief medical officer

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 new role at Exact, company spokesman J.P. Fielder said. […]

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50 plans advance to semi-finals in 2018 Gov’s Biz Plan Contest

Fifty entries from 28 communities have advanced to the semi-final round of the 15th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, contest producers announced. The contestants were selected from a field of about 200 qualified first-round entries by an independent panel of 110 judges organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council and its programs, the Tech Council Innovation Network […]

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Exact Sciences: Cologuard® revenue increased 168 percent to $266 million

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 22, 2018 — Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) today announced that the company generated revenue of $266 million and completed approximately 571,000 Cologuard tests during the year ended Dec. 31, 2017. Full-year 2017 revenue and Cologuard test volume grew 168 percent and 134 percent from 2016, respectively. Exact Sciences Corporation Logo (PRNewsfoto/EXACT […]

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Stratatech’s ExpressGraft begins human tests to treat diabetic foot ulcers

ExpressGraft-C9T1 is being used in first-round tests on a patient with diabetic foot ulcers — open sores that can affect patients with diabetes and can lead to amputation, said Mallinckrodt, the global pharmaceutical company whose Madison division, formerly Stratatech Corp., developed the tissue.   ExpressGraft-C9T1 is a genetically engineered, antimicrobial human skin substitute. It may […]

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Stem Cell Firm Cellular Dynamics to Provide Heart Cells to Takeda

Xconomy Wisconsin — Fujifilm said it plans to use stem cells developed by Cellular Dynamics International, a Wisconsin-based company it owns, as part of a new partnership between Fujifilm and Takeda Pharmaceutical that’s aimed at developing regenerative medicine therapies.   Takeda and Fujifilm, both headquartered in Japan, recently signed a contract giving Takeda the global […]

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Armune Bio’s Cancer Detection Tech Finds New Home with Exact Sciences

The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, held earlier this month in San Francisco, is a popular venue for biotech companies to announce new deals and milestones achieved. One such announcement from this year’s event has largely flown under the radar: Madison, WI-based molecular diagnostics company Exact Sciences acquired Armune BioScience, a cancer diagnostic startup with […]

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