– This marks the seventh FDA approval and fifth disease indication for IMBRUVICA since the medication’s initial approval in 2013 – IMBRUVICA will be a chemotherapy-free option for patients with MZL who failed prior therapies NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food […]

Get caught up to speed on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Madison-based Exact Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS) said that Cologuard, the company’s stool-based DNA test for colorectal cancer, is slated to be included in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Advantage Star Ratings. CMS publishes the Star Ratings each […]

By Jeff Buchanan | Read the full article here.  [Updated 1/27/17, 6:49 pm. See below.] The sale of Stratatech, a Madison, WI-based maker of human skin tissue, to Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in August cost the company $76 million in cash, according to a filing submitted to federal securities regulators. In addition, U.K.-based Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK) could […]

By Jeff Buchanan | Read the full article here.  Redox, a Madison, WI-based startup that develops digital tools that enable healthcare applications to access data from electronic health records systems, says it has raised $9 million from investors. New York-based RRE Ventures led the Series B financing. Other participants in the funding round included return backers […]

By David Schuyler | Read the full article here.  Rockwell Automation Inc., a Milwaukee-based provider of industrial automation systems, controls and software, said Friday that it has been selected as a critical industrial automation partner in a U.S. Department of Defense regenerative medicine effort. Rockwell (NYSE: ROK) will serve as a partner in the agency’s new public-private […]

January 31, 2017 By Terry Devitt | Read the full article here.    A $10 million commercial biotech plant laboratory in Middleton, Wisconsin, first opened in 1982 with the help of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists, will soon become part of UW–Madison following a donation from Monsanto Co. The facility, a labyrinth of greenhouses and laboratories where […]