March 30, 2015
For all their lethality, cancer cells don't look much different from healthy cells, a simple fact that causes endless pain and suffering. Finding cancer cells that have spread and threaten to grow into metastatic tumors is often a life-and-death matter.
February 25, 2015
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application.
February 13, 2015
In 1989, Ed Neumueller — who had been general manager of a company established by UW–Madison faculty member John Cameron — helped found Standard Imaging in Middleton to build quality assurance products for radiation delivery machines used in cancer treatment. The company is marking its 25th anniversary this year.
February 9, 2015
Is there a life for compact discs in the age of the cloud? No, and yes, is the answer from Murfie, a Madison business founded by two UW–Madison alumni that is now in its fourth year of operation. No: It's a hassle to juggle discs. Yes: Ownership of the disc gives you the right to play its music through a cloud-connected device in your car, home, office or pocket.
January 8, 2015
State Economic Engagement & Development (SEED) grants are administered by the Office of Industrial Partnerships to support research that interests a researcher and a spinoff he or she founded. During fiscal year 2015, its first year, SEED started disbursing $700,000 to five laboratories. The next round of grants is budgeted at $625,000, and applications are due Feb. 15.
December 29, 2014
Two local video game startups, PerBlue and Filament Games, have ties to UW–Madison.
October 31, 2014
Applying a similar approach to the 3-D printer, a group of University of Wisconsin–Madison students are commercializing a device that adds color to a printer that now dominates the market. Their business idea was one of two student projects to receive an Igniter grant from the university’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office.
October 9, 2014
Breast cancer may inspire more public discussion, advocacy and charitable giving than almost any other disease besides HIV and AIDS. But people rarely talk about the specific experiences to which cancer patients are subjected.
September 8, 2014
A tabletop motor using an entirely new driving principle is under development at the headquarters of C-Motive Technologies, a startup business that is commercializing technology from the College of Engineering at UW–Madison.
August 20, 2014
As brain surgeons test new procedures and drugs to treat conditions ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain cancer, accuracy is becoming an ever-greater issue.
August 15, 2014
An exercise machine that helps stroke victims walk. An advanced technology for assessing the progress of prostate cancer. A faster process for making neural stem cells to investigate new treatments for injury and disease. A cheaper, more beautiful LED light bulb. A game to teach meditation. These projects, and a dozen more, are beneficiaries of the first round of awards by the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Discovery to Product, or D2P, program, which began operating in March.
July 16, 2014
Aaron Olver, a former secretary of the state Department of Commerce and head of Madison’s economic development division, has been hired as managing director of University Research Park (URP).
July 1, 2014
It’s startup city at the offices of EatStreet in downtown Madison: bikes in the corridors; backpacks in the corners; construction workers running cable for the large new office that will be filled within weeks by engineers and product managers. Business is booming, says Matt Howard, EatStreet’s president. The company — a coast-to-coast, online restaurant take-out ordering service — has more than doubled its list of customers since January, and it’s just received a $6-million investment.
May 12, 2014
Thomas "Rock" Mackie, director of medical engineering at the Morgridge Institute for Research, will receive the highest honor in the field of medical physics for his far-reaching contributions to medical imaging.
May 7, 2014
A young business a University of Wisconsin–Madison grad student started, which links drivers with empty seats to people needing a ride between cities, is ready to launch a mobile app.
May 5, 2014
In medicine, time isn't just money: it can mean the difference between life and death. Clot-busters must be given in the first hour of arrival in a hectic emergency room. Intravenous medications can spoil, and catheters that overstay their welcome invite infection.
April 10, 2014
UW-Madison's Discovery to Product (D2P) office is accepting business idea applications to its Igniter program. The Igniter program, designed to fund commercial development of ideas emanating from UW–Madison, has $2.4 million in funding from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
March 20, 2014
In a dark, windy room on the top floor of Engineering Hall on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, racks of computers are processing information for a college that relies, like all technical fields, on massive computing power. The noise comes from multiple fans located inside each computer case and from the large air conditioner that drives currents through the room to remove waste heat from the processors.
March 11, 2014
John Biondi, a Wisconsin entrepreneur with extensive experience in early-stage high-technology companies in the state, has been named the first director of Discovery to Product (D2P), a new UW–Madison project to accelerate the formation of businesses based on discoveries at the Madison campus.
February 13, 2014
Susan LaBelle, a veteran private sector executive and economic development leader who has taught in the UW–Madison master's in biotechnology program, has been selected to head the university's Office of Corporate Relations (OCR).