BioForward Member News

22Jan 2017

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today inducted Illumina and Atlantia Offshore Limited into the 2017 SBIR Hall of Fame and presented the prestigious Tibbetts Award to 37 deserving small businesses, five individuals, and three supporting organizations during a White House ceremony. Awardees were recognized for their critical roles in […]

22Dec 2016

Article by Judy Newman, Wisconsin State Journal. Full article here.  Cellular Dynamics International, the company founded by internationally renowned UW-Madison stem cell pioneer James Thomson, plans to leave Madison for Verona. CDI gave the Verona Plan Commission an initial look, earlier this month, at a proposal for a new building just east of the Verona […]

22Dec 2016

Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) has earned a place in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. The annual list ranks the fastest-growing North American companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech sectors. Exact Sciences ranked 110th on the list with 852-percent revenue growth from 2012 to 2015, the measurement period for the list. […]

15Dec 2016

December 2016 – Over the past month, Lucigen joined the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) for two career-oriented events. Having worked with students at Memorial High School to develop their interest in healthcare, Jay Schiestle and Marie Uphoff—VP of Operations & Diagnostics and Project Manager, respectively—recently brought Lucigen’s team to a recruitment night for incoming […]

08Dec 2016

By Jeff Buchanan, Xconomy – Wisconsin Propeller Health’s respiratory disease management platform—which combines sensor-equipped inhalers with software applications and analytics—will now also be able to pull in measurements of patients’ lung function, thanks to a partnership with Italy-based Medical International Research (MIR) announced on Thursday. MIR has for years manufactured spirometers, which measure the volume of […]

04Dec 2016

November 29, 2016 – With this agreement, effective January 1, 2017, select Epicentre products will be manufactured and sold exclusively by Lucigen Corporation directly to customers and through its distribution network worldwide. Epicentre Technologies, known for its genomics and transcriptomics products for gene expression, cloning, and in vitro transcription, was acquired by Illumina in 2011, […]

13Oct 2016

By Kathleen Gallagher , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Promentis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Milwaukee company developing compounds for the treatment of schizophrenia and other central nervous system disorders, has raised $8.7 million in equity funding, according to a filing with federal securities regulators. The funding is another in a string of venture capital investments in Wisconsin start-ups that have been […]

13Oct 2016

Read the full article from www.prweb.com here. OMERSET, NJ (PRWEB) OCTOBER 13, 2016 Catalent Pharma Solutions, a leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Moderna Therapeutics to support near-term clinical Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) messenger […]

07Sep 2016

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 […]