Technology & Biotech

Area company to help protect COVID-19 vaccines

Mount Horeb-based OneEvent Technologies Inc. will be using predictive analytics to monitor refrigeration temperatures and predict potential breakdowns of refrigerators and freezers to protect the COVID-19 vaccine inventory.

WARF ordered to pay $32 million to ex-research partner

A panel of federal appeals court judges has ruled that UW–Madison’s patent-licensing arm, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), concealed information from Washington University in St. Louis and must pay back at least $32 million in patent royalties.

UW research results in first-of-its-kind high-performance chip

SimpleMachines Inc., a company started as the result of 10 years of research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has debuted a high-performance computer chip that accelerates artificial intelligence by running multiple workloads simultaneously.

Exact Sciences buys 2 companies for $2.56B

In announcements this week, Exact Sciences outlined the acquisition of a blood-based multicancer screening company and the agreement to sell $869 million in common stock.

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.

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