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Semba Biosciences

Japanese company invests $3 million in Madison-based Semba Biosciences

Semba Biosciences, a Madison company that makes purifying equipment used by life sciences companies, is getting a $3 million investment from Tosoh Bioscience, part of a Japanese conglomerate, in a move that’s expected to lead to Tosoh’s eventual purchase of Semba. Founded in 2005, Semba’s Octave Chromatography System has been used mainly for research purposes. […]

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Ayla Annac, CEO of Invivo Sciences

How genetically engineered human micro-hearts can save lives | Ayla Annac | TEDx

In this groundbreaking talk Ayla Annac, CEO of Invivo Sciences discusses how micro human-hearts are pioneering life saving drug discovery and diagnostics for heart diseases, cancer treatments and rare diseases. Ayla is a co-founder of InvivoSciences, Inc., which has pioneered the development of ‘human micro hearts for discovery’. Its patented 3D human cell culture and […]

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Jim Hartlieb

Hiring, wages and profits all rise, Madison-area business leaders say in survey

Dane County business leaders say 2018 has given them plenty to cheer about — including more employees — and they expect much the same in 2019. Three-fourths of the local executives who replied to the annual First Business Bank Economic Survey said sales jumped in 2018 and even more, 78 percent, expect revenue to increase […]

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illumina

Illumina Announces a New Genotyping Array and Scientific Contribution to Three Genome Centers to Support the All of Us Research Program

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 6, 2018–Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced the launch of its new high-density genotyping array, the Infinium™ Global Diversity Array. This new array was developed for and inspired by the Research Program. The  All of Us  Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in […]

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WHBF

WISCONSIN HEALTHCARE BUSINESS FORUM AIMS TO CONNECT BUSINESSES WITH HEALTH PROVIDERS

Telling the story of how healthcare quality can help build and retain a strong workforce while better connecting young tech-based businesses with the state’s leading healthcare providers are among the missions of the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum. The creation of the Healthcare Business Forum was announced Tuesday by Eric Borgerding, president and chief executive officer […]

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Madison biotech companies snap up millions in funding from investors

FluGen Inc., a Madison-based firm (And URP tenant) developing a universal flu vaccine, raised $5.58 million in funding through 36 investors, according to the filing. FluGen, which already has investments from Madison’s Venture Investors, the state’s largest venture capital fund, recently shared data from its first test on humans at the annual ID Week conference in San Francisco. […]

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Emerging firms will pitch over two days at 2018 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium

Forty young companies will pitch to potential investors and others throughout the course of the Nov. 7-8 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium at Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center. That includes 24 companies selected by conference organizers to present Nov. 7 during the Tech Council Investor Networks tracks and 16 more picked for the fast-moving Elevator Pitch […]

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Cologuard®

Cologuard® Revenue Increased 63 Percent To $118 Million, And Cologuard Test Volume Grew 49 Percent To 241,000 During Third Quarter

– Demand accelerated from healthcare providers as more than 11,000 ordered their initial Cologuard test during the third quarter, and nearly 132,000 have ordered since the test was launched – Gross margin increased 320 basis points to 75 percent – Exact Sciences now has in-network contracts with all five top commercial health plans, increasing patient […]

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