Wisconsin Bio News

29Sep 2016

More collaboration, capital and “wins” are needed to build Wisconsin’s biohealth sector, company executives said at a panel Tuesday. Michael Barbouche, CEO of Forward Health Group, a population health company, said while companies may want to work together, they don’t always reach out or connect with other organizations. “A big challenge is that we kind […]

07Sep 2016

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 […]

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 […]

06Sep 2016

An engineering student from the University of Wisconsin–Madison has won an international competition sponsored by GE with his idea for proving that you can, in fact, unring a bell. Chris Nguyen Chris Nguyen, a fourth-year biomedical engineering major in the College of Engineering from Waukesha, Wisconsin, is one of three winners of “Unimpossible Missions: The […]

29Aug 2016

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 […]