BioForward Member News

11Nov 2019

Read the full story from BizTimes here. Madison-based cancer diagnostics company Exact Sciences Corp. completed its $2.8 billion cash-and-stock deal with Redwood City, California-based Genomic Health, the company announced. Exact Sciences produces Cologuard, a noninvasive, at-home screening test that detects the presence of colon cancer in stool samples. Genomic Health develops Oncotype IQ, a portfolio of genomic […]

06Nov 2019

Read the full story from Fierce Biotech here. Merck & Co. will work with Promega to develop the biological analysis company’s microsatellite instability technology into an official, on-label companion diagnostic for its Keytruda immunotherapy in solid tumors. The global collaboration will start with its eyes on regulatory approvals in the U.S. and China, plus the […]

05Nov 2019

Read the full press release from BusinessWire here. Imbed Biosciences Inc. (Imbed), a privately held biotech company emerging as a leader in the development of advanced therapies for burns, chronic ulcers and surgical wounds, announced today that it has closed its Series A Preferred Stock equity financing, which was expanded to $4 million due to […]

31Oct 2019

Read the full press release from Promentis Pharmaceuticals here. Promentis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies for neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced it has successfully completed a behavioral biomarker study for its lead compound, SXC-2023, and has finished enrolling patients in a Phase 2 multi-center study in its first indication, trichotillomania. Promentis is developing […]

31Oct 2019

Read the full press release on BusinessWire here. TAI Diagnostics, Inc., focused on developing innovative diagnostic tests for monitoring the health of transplanted organs, today announced the publication, “Effect of endomyocardial biopsy on levels of donor-specific cell-free DNA” in the October, 2019 issue of The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. The clinical study presented in the paper was […]

24Oct 2019

Read the full story from BizTimes here. Advocate Aurora Health broke ground Wednesday to celebrate the start of construction for its planned $228 million development in Mount Pleasant. The project will include a 198,000-square-foot medical center and 98,000-square-foot medical office building on a 96-acre complex located northeast of I-94 and Highway 20 in Mount Pleasant. The medical […]

21Oct 2019

Read the full story from Illumina here. October 21, 2019 In October 2014, Illumina Accelerator announced the inaugural class of companies to join the world’s first business accelerator focused on creating an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry. Illumina Accelerator’s goal is to build high-growth, venture-backable companies focused on advancing breakthrough applications in genomics to transform human […]

15Oct 2019

Read the full press release here. SHINE Medical Technologies LLC today announced that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted SHINE’s Operating License Application to operate its medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wis.  The NRC’s acceptance confirms that SHINE’s application was complete and of sufficient quality for the NRC to start its detailed […]

08Oct 2019

Read the full press release here. Alcami Corporation, a leading provider of fully-integrated custom end-to-end solutions for the pharmaceutical and biologics industries, today announced the launch of its new rapid sterility offering, a service that leverages cutting-edge microbiological testing technology to deliver significantly faster testing results to clients. Alcami invested in the Milliflex® Rapid System for the rapid sterility […]