Tag Spinoffs

WARF program leader: Sale marks success for UW–Madison research prowess, creativity

November 17, 2017

The Accelerator Program represents a broadening of WARF’s original role, as it as recognized the need to guide and encourage start-up companies, and invest in them.

Center for Dairy Research helps entrepreneur create snack bar for young women

October 2, 2017

A new line of dairy-based snack bars developed to promote healthy eating and a healthy self-image among young women were created by a UW–Madison alumnus with help from UW–Madison’s Center for Dairy Research (CDR).

UW–Madison’s D2P Igniter program seeks next round of entrepreneurs

September 14, 2017

Igniter has helped in the creation of 17 startup companies based on UW–Madison discoveries over the past three years.

Waisman Biomanufacturing has new managing director

August 31, 2017

Carl Ross has more than 26 years of experience advancing a wide range of cell and gene therapies, vaccines and therapeutic proteins into human clinical trials.

Director leaving after helping UW innovators bring ideas to market

August 22, 2017

“I spent three years getting D2P going, and we did some good things in commercializing innovation from campus,” John Biondi says. “Now it’s time to turn it over to someone else who can take it to the next level.”

New measure of insulin-making cells could gauge diabetes progression, treatment

August 10, 2017

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed a new measurement for the volume and activity of beta cells, the source of the sugar-regulating hormone insulin.

Biondi departs D2P to grow his cider venture

August 8, 2017

Discovery to Product (D2P) staff have mentored UW–Madison students, staff and faculty towards successful technology commercialization, including patenting, partnership with industry, and new company formation.

Made-in-Madison skin replacement starts final clinical trial

July 12, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison spinoff that makes an innovative material designed to speed healing of serious burns has begun a large clinical trial for the “regenerative skin tissue” it has been developing since 2000.

UW-Madison spinoff helps libraries help local musicians

July 6, 2017

Rabble LLC, a Madison startup with UW–Madison roots, offers software to libraries that presents the sound of local musicians in an easy-to-access format.

UW-Madison spinoff bundles nutrition and companionship for seniors

June 21, 2017

Companionship is as much a part of the attraction as the food, says co-founder Nathan Allman. Some of these relationships last for years.

Like valium for fish? UW–Madison discovery aims to solve stress in fish farms

June 12, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison group that discovered a way to improve survival in fish farms has begun to unravel the mechanism behind their unexpected finding.

Five finalists in Governor’s Business Plan Contest have UW–Madison ties

June 7, 2017

Five of the 13 finalists in the 2017 Governor’s Business Plan Contest have roots at UW–Madison. A business that makes an assist device to orient firefighters in smoky fire scenes won.

WARF and UW–Madison ranked sixth among universities in U.S. utility patents in 2016

June 6, 2017

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), which serves as the designated patent management organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, moved up to sixth place among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities which were granted U.S. utility patents in 2016.

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 …