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WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) applauds the release yesterday by Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander of a markup schedule for the bipartisan Innovation Initiative to accelerate the pace of medical advancement. “This move by Chairman Alexander and the Senate Health Committee members will help advance medical innovation and the speed at which new […]

A diverse group of investors, from as far as the East and West coasts, is providing funds for a promising young Madison company with the first saliva-based fertility test for women. BluDiagnostics has raised $600,000, so far, according to papers filed with federal regulators. The money is in the form of debt that can be […]

Significant Development in the War on Cancer SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 10, 2016– Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) today announced GRAIL, a new company formed to enable cancer screening from a simple blood test. Powered by Illumina sequencing technology, GRAIL will develop a pan-cancer screening test by directly measuring circulating nucleic acids in blood. Detecting cancer at the […]

Friday, January 8, 2016 – 4:13pm Initial Investments in Companies Focused on Conditionally Active Biologics, Immuno-Oncology, Neurodegenerative Technologies and Gene Therapy Provide Access to Pfizer Resources to Help Accelerate Research into Novel Pathways and Technologies Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced an expansion of its Research & Development (R&D) investment strategy to include early-stage companies on […]

In Business – Madison: Two Madison companies, Wellbe, the leading technology for guiding patients through their episodes of care, and Kiio, an innovator in physical therapy automation, announced a new collaboration to help hospitals reduce costs and optimize clinical outcomes through customizable, automated rehab exercises. The patented kiio FLEX software contains over 1,500 therapist-certified fully […]

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Cambridge Major Laboratories Inc., a supplier of pharmaceutical ingredients and manufacturing services, has received an incentive package from state and local governments worth as much as $2 million as part of a more than $20 million expansion of its Germantown facility. The expansion is expected to create more than 75 jobs during […]