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Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2016) – Today, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) applauds the US House of Representatives for passing H.R. 4139, the Fostering Innovation Act.  The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA). The JOBS Act provides emerging growth companies (EGCs) with a five-year exemption from Section 404(b) […]

MADISON, Wis., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) today announced that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its final 2016 colorectal cancer screening recommendations and clarified the inclusion of Cologuard® (FIT-DNA) on equal standing among the other included screening tests. “We believe the final recommendations provide an important level […]

By Mark Johnson of the Journal Sentinel A professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences has received a four-year, $1.5 million federal grant to seek better ways of assessing water pollution along rivers and beaches in urban areas. The professor, Sandra McLellan, will use the money from the National Institutes of Health for work involving […]

Madison, Wisconsin – Erik Iverson, J.D., LL.M, a nationally recognized leader in advancing global health initiatives, life science discoveries and intellectual property management, has been selected as the next Managing Director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The appointment was announced by the WARF Board of Trustees today. Iverson will succeed Carl E. Gulbrandsen, […]

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have announced the creation of the Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin Biomedical Engineering Department which will bring together the engineering education and research expertise of Marquette and the medical research, technology and clinical expertise of MCW to provide an inclusive education […]

Via Wisconsin Health News Lisa Johnson sees BioForward as a way to combine different sectors of the state’s economy – research, health tech, manufacturing and others – under a single umbrella. “We’re a great industry and Wisconsin has a lot of power in this area,” said Johnson, CEO of the bioscience trade association. “We just […]