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When a homegrown Madison tech company is acquired, it’s always hard to predict whether the local operations and jobs will survive — regardless of the promises made when the deal goes through. In the case of TomoTherapy, though, not only has production continued here, it has grown. Five years after the Madison medical device company […]

Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) has changed its structure, dividing into two separate business units: Therapeutics, to develop stem cell-based drugs, and Life Science, focusing on research products. “By creating a market-oriented organization, operations in Madison can grow much more rapidly,” Kazuyoshi Hirao, chairman and CEO, said in an email exchange. Founded by UW-Madison stem cell […]

Excerpted from Janesville Gazette By Elliot Hughes The highest offices in a downtown Janesville building soon will be occupied by at least 80 employees of SHINE Medical Technologies after the city council approved a tax increment financing deal Monday. City officials believe SHINE’s move will bring—if only temporarily—the spending power of dozens of new workers […]

For Immediate Release August 17, 2016 Winners Announced for 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ten Winners Announced at Madison Awards Ceremony Milwaukee— August 17, 2016 — Ten winners have been announced from the thirtyfive finalists and more than 180 nominees for the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. At an awards ceremony emceed by Jeanan Yasiri Moe and […]

A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of attending my first BioForward networking and lecture event. Sponsored by and hosted at Quarles & Brady in downtown Milwaukee, the event focused around the topic of the microbiome, a field that has been gaining more and more attention over the past few years. The folks at BioForward […]