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Read the full press release from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation here. $100K fund to accelerate solutions being developed by UW–Madison researchers MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation announced that nine highly deployable projects have been selected to receive development funding through the UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge. From improved respirators to accelerated testing, […]

Read the full press release from Merck here. Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, will today announce three significant scientific initiatives to combat COVID-19: two agreements to develop potential vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, and a research collaboration to advance the development of a novel antiviral candidate. Today’s announcements are: Merck […]

Read the full press release from PRNewswire here. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced it is expanding capacity for viral vector development and manufacturing services with construction of a new commercial manufacturing site in Plainville, Mass. The $180 million project will more than double the company’s commercial […]

Read the full story from the Wisconsin State Journal here. A Madison-based diagnostics company wants to make testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus easier and quicker for patients and health care providers. GoDx has been developing paper-based tests for pathogens that cause gastrointestinal diseases, such as salmonella and norovirus. While those tests are currently undergoing clinical […]

Read the full story from WISCONSININNO. Madison-based Nimble Therapeutics, a fairly new company that was spun out from Switzerland-based F. Hoffmann-La Roche, is collaborating with Roche Diagnostics to discover and develop novel peptide-based molecules for diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Nimble Therapeutics is developing a chemical synthesis technology for drug development. The […]