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Exact Sciences liver cancer test granted breakthrough device designation

A new test for liver cancer being developed by Madison-based Exact Sciences has been granted “breakthrough device” designation by the FDA, promising...

Exact Sciences study shows new cancer markers could improve screening test

Recent study results from Exact Sciences show that newly identified markers for colon cancer could improve the company’s Cologuard test. 

HaloVino founder going into Early Stage Symposium with new sustainability focus

Milwaukee entrepreneur Jessica Bell is going into this year’s Early Stage Symposium with a new focus on sustainability for her startup HaloVino. 

HATCH competition narrows field to eight finalists

A regional startup pitch competition in northeast Wisconsin has narrowed the field to the final eight entrepreneurs, who will compete for more...

LAB audit highlights areas of improvement for Fast Forward program

Nearly a third of the “program successes” who participated in workplace training programs supported by Wisconsin Fast Forward grants didn’t get a...

Legislature passes bills related to startup funding, oversight

The state Legislature has passed several bills championed by the Wisconsin Technology Council that would change state laws surrounding startup funding and...

Milwaukee startup developing pill-based alternative to asthma treatments

A drug discovery startup called Pantherics Incorporated is developing a pill-based alternative to current asthma treatments based on research conducted at UW-Milwaukee. 

Milwaukee startup ecosystem poised for health care investment growth

Members of Milwaukee’s startup ecosystem see potential for the city to capture more venture capital dollars in the health care sector. 

New behavioral health center to meet rising demand for services in Milwaukee

A new behavioral health center planned for the south side of Milwaukee aims to address rising demand for mental health services among...

New wearable ultrasound device could improve patient monitoring

A researcher with the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking to improve patient monitoring during anesthesia with a new...

Report highlights impacts of TIF investments

A new report on the state’s tax incremental financing program finds more than $4 of new tax base is created for every...

Startup innovations seen as key to fixing ‘broken’ health care system

Kristine Seymour, a partner with Michael Best Strategies, says startup innovations could be key to fixing what she sees as a broken...

Startups in gener8tor Accelerator Studio to pitch next month

The graduating cohort of entrepreneurs from gener8tor’s Accelerator Studio program have created startups based on consumer products, software and connected systems. 

State investment landscape restricted by lack of capital, panelists say

Wisconsin's investment landscape is restricted by an overall lack of capital, according to a panel of investors.But they said the higher capital...

State regulators looking to combat groundwater contamination

State regulators are looking at new ways to combat groundwater contamination in Wisconsin, focusing on nitrates as well as lesser-known PFAS.

State walleye populations facing mounting pressures

The most popular target for Wisconsin anglers, the walleye, is facing mounting pressures from overfishing, climate change and dwindling habitats. 

Task force on prescription drug prices holds first meeting

As prescription drug prices continue to rise in Wisconsin, a task force created earlier this year will explore strategies to stem the...

WEDC hammering out final details on MolsonCoors incentive package

WEDC is hammering out the final details of a new incentive package that MolsonCoors says will bring "hundreds" of jobs to Milwaukee...

Winnow Fund director wants more diverse representation in VC field

Richelle Martin, managing director for the Winnow Fund, wants to see more diverse representation in the venture capital field.
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