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On April 16, 2020, Wisconsin Secretary-designee of the Department of Health Services, Andrea Palm, issued Emergency Order #28 at the direction of Governor Tony Evers. This new Order extends Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” Order until 8:00 a.m. on May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued, and modifies the original order. The original Safer at Home Order issued on March 25, Emergency Order #12, remains in effect until April 24, 2020.

BioForward is actively engaged with community partners, elected officials, state agencies and industry partners to meet the challenges of combating the coronavirus and demonstrating that Wisconsin can help lead the nation through this healthcare crisis. PPE Focus Eight Madison-area community providers serving people with developmental disabilities and seniors received much-needed PPE as they battle the […]

Read the full press release from Merck here. Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, will today announce three significant scientific initiatives to combat COVID-19: two agreements to develop potential vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, and a research collaboration to advance the development of a novel antiviral candidate. Today’s announcements are: Merck […]

Read the full press release from PRNewswire here. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, today announced it is expanding capacity for viral vector development and manufacturing services with construction of a new commercial manufacturing site in Plainville, Mass. The $180 million project will more than double the company’s commercial […]

Read the full story from the Wisconsin State Journal here. A Madison-based diagnostics company wants to make testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus easier and quicker for patients and health care providers. GoDx has been developing paper-based tests for pathogens that cause gastrointestinal diseases, such as salmonella and norovirus. While those tests are currently undergoing clinical […]

Read the full story from WISCONSININNO. Madison-based Nimble Therapeutics, a fairly new company that was spun out from Switzerland-based F. Hoffmann-La Roche, is collaborating with Roche Diagnostics to discover and develop novel peptide-based molecules for diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Nimble Therapeutics is developing a chemical synthesis technology for drug development. The […]