Technology & Biotech

WEDC announces local grant winners

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the University of Wisconsin System’s Center for Technology Commercialization have named six small companies that will each receive a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research Advance grant.

UW–Madison researcher collaborates with AI initiative

Sadhana Puntambekar, from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and professor in the University of Wisconsin─Madison School of Education, will be the sole representative from UW─Madison to collaborate with national researchers on establishing one of five artificial intelligence (AI) institutes and education hubs.

Vaccine study paused after one illness

Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, involving a testing study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether one recipient’s “potentially unexplained” illness is a side effect of the shot.

UW manufactures COVID-19 drug

Waisman Biomanufacturing, a lab at UW–Madison’s Waisman Center, has begun the manufacturing of the new drug GIGA-2050 to treat COVID-19 patients.

Biohealth summit revamped for 2020

The Wisconsin Biohealth Summit will be “reimagined” for 2020, according to BioForward Wisconsin. Rather than a single-day event at the Overture Center, the program will be held virtually on Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 7.

UW develops saliva test for COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed an experimental saliva test for COVID-19 that could be faster, easier, and less expensive than the nasal swab test most testing sites are using now.

Tech Council board unanimously supports masks

The board of directors of the Wisconsin Technology Council voted unanimously to endorse the science behind public orders that urge the wearing of masks to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Gordon Flesch Co. acquires another Indiana-based dealer

Madison-based Gordon Flesch Co. has acquired Jim Gordon Inc., a Canon, Sharp, and Lexmark dealer headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, according to a release from the company. Following GFC’s earlier acquisition of Terre Haute-based IBE, the acquisition of Jim Gordon Inc.…

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