About 15 months after it went live, software called Ionic is fueling the hottest trend in information technology: mobile apps.
For most doctoral students, finishing the dissertation is an all-consuming task. But even as Kelly Hiser was wrapping up her thesis on early electronic musical instruments this past year, she was co-founding a company: Rabble, a digital platform where third-party music libraries can collect, license and exchange creative work within their communities.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards this year honor a graduate of the Department of Computer Sciences who co-founded the company that’s now WebMD, and a Department of Animal Sciences professor who has turned his patented technologies into startup companies.
Antibodies are specific molecules that can lock onto a particular cellular structure to start, stop or otherwise temper a biological process. Because they are so specific, antibodies are at the forefront of drug discovery. So drug companies want a faster route to step one: identifying which of the millions of possible antibodies will work against molecules that cause disease.
A company with deep roots at UW–Madison wants to make blood sampling less painful and more convenient. Tasso Inc. is perfecting a device the size of a pingpong ball that extracts a small sample while held against the skin for two minutes.
Since lasers were invented in 1960, they have penetrated countless scientific, industrial and recreational fields: from eye surgery to DVD players, from cutting steel to triggering ignition in missile stages.
First woman director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office visits for a discussion about innovation and opportunity
UW-Madison, a world leader in producing patents, will welcome Michelle K. Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on April 15 for a tour of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and a discussion about the future of intellectual property and innovation.