Tag Spinoffs

Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass

May 19, 2017

Technologies for converting non-edible biomass into chemicals and fuels traditionally made from petroleum exist aplenty. But when it comes to attracting commercial interest, these technologies compete financially with a petroleum-based production pipeline that has been perfected over the course of decades.

As computing moves to cloud, UW–Madison spinoff offers faster, cleaner chip for data centers

May 10, 2017

A UW–Madison professor has formed a startup to advance a streamlined chip design that will run up to 10 times faster than those now inside data centers.

Advances breathe new life into Madison infection-detection company

April 24, 2017

A UW–Madison spinoff called Isomark is working to introduce a new infection-detection technology into hospital intensive care units.

Marriage made in heaven: Digital inhaler add-on offers slick aid to asthma care

April 19, 2017

Propeller Health makes an add-on device for inhalers that communicates with a smartphone that records the use of routine preventative medicines and “rescue” medications intended to open constricted airways.

Students invent ‘Journalit’ app to keep track of life

April 18, 2017

UW-Madison students Shane Lian and Colin Harris have created a journaling app called “Journalit.” Submitted photo UW–Madison student Colin Harris, a senior in …

Madison company obtains FDA approval for sleep-data software

April 12, 2017

Ensodata, a UW–Madison spinoff that sifts through mountains of data from studies at sleep centers, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration on April 11 for its main product to be a medical device.

Spinoff that puts phosphorus in its place signs key contract

April 11, 2017

In a bit of high-tech judo, a UW–Madison spinoff has started selling a technology to transform phosphorus at wastewater treatment plants from a major headache into an asset.

App offers fast track for inserting photos into medical record

March 8, 2017

Two UW radiologists founded ImageMoverMD, a Middleton business that streamlines image processing in hospitals and clinics, and enables quick consultations between specialists.

UW-Madison program conveys progress to Oconto manufacturer

February 7, 2017

Conveyor maker Nercon's leaders learned new productivity techniques from UW–Madison's Engineering Professional Development department.

UW startup bringing high-speed gene sequencing to water purity tests

January 27, 2017

A fledgling company that emerged from the UW–Madison College of Engineering applies high-speed genetic sequencing to the difficult problem of detecting — and for the first time counting — pathogens in water.

Capital infusion prepares UW–Madison startup to stir up industrial adhesive market

January 27, 2017

An idea hatched during an engineering class at the University of Wisconsin–Madison promises to reduce waste in a common industrial mixing process.

UW-Madison spinoff releases new module to help women, doctors decide on mammogram

January 24, 2017

HealthDecision, LLC, a 7-year old startup with deep roots at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has just released the fourth module in a series intended to help doctors and patients share decisions.

Nuts and bolts business meets 21st century tech, with help from UW

January 17, 2017

Endries International has made key advances with the help of the UW E-Business Consortium, a collaborative group of businesses founded in 1998 at the UW–Madison College of Engineering.

UW-Madison spinoff in Janesville awarded $10 million for critical medical isotope

December 13, 2016

SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. of Janesville has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance production of an isotope used in cancer and heart diagnosis.

Fred Blattner: genetics pioneer, entrepreneurial success, and all that jazz

December 9, 2016

Fred Blattner has been doing DNA research for more than 50 years, and he founded or co-founded three successful companies all focused on DNA: DNASTAR, Nimblegen and Scarab Genomics.

Food scientist aiding fuel ethanol with new engineered bacteria

November 28, 2016

James Steele’s new company, Lactic Solutions, is advancing a judo-like remedy: using genetic engineering to transform enemy into friend.

Invention could help diabetics with safer, surer insulin injections

November 14, 2016

Shawn Michels, a UW–Madison student and diabetic, has invented an add-on to conventional insulin pens that allows users to make their injections with one hand.

Brain cells by the billions: UW spinoff sells neural cells to drug researchers

November 1, 2016

Leaders of the University of Wisconsin–Madison lab that first transformed human stem cells into brain cells have started a company that produces and sells specialized neurons to drug researchers.

Alumnus’s startup seeks more precise screening for prostate cancer

October 26, 2016

Success will take years, but if the noninvasive screening test works, it could aid in early detection of a cancer that kills about 26,000 American men every year.