Drift & Row aims to improve the value of play

Flashing lights, bright colors and loud noises… When you walk down the aisle of a toy store, that’s what you will see and hear. Highly stimulating toys currently dominate the market. While these products are great entertainment for children, they

Study shows impact of digital medicine platform

New research from Cleveland Clinic and Propellor Health finds the Madison company’s digital medicine platform reduced hospital visits for patients with respiratory diseases. In a study published last month in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, researchers explored the use

Research contract bill clears Assembly committee

A bill to expedite the research contract review process at UW-Madison has cleared an Assembly committee with support from the Wisconsin Technology Council and university entrepreneurs. The “Mark Cook Bill” was named after a UW-Madison animal sciences professor who headed

Hemp businesses on the rise in Wisconsin, lawmaker says

Hemp-related businesses are on the rise in Wisconsin, following the state’s first growing season for the crop in more than 60 years.   That’s according to Sen. Patrick Testin, who touted his recently introduced hemp bill yesterday before an audience

Exact Sciences highlighting new screening research

Exact Sciences is highlighting new research showing the company’s Cologuard test can improve colon cancer screening rates for patients covered by Medicare.   Citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Madison company says a third of

Hispanic population supporting Milwaukee region’s workforce

Milwaukee’s Hispanic population has been growing steadily over the past two decades, supporting the region’s workforce and balancing out population losses in other demographics.   Still, Hispanics are largely underrepresented in higher-paying occupations, according to the latest report from the

Wisconsin Policy Forum report focuses on unemployment fund

The Wisconsin Policy Forum says the state is “clearly better prepared” for a recession that it was in 2007.   A new report focused on the state’s unemployment fund shows the state’s unemployment fund balance hit $1.74 billion at the

Manufacturing resources could be key to creating new clean energy jobs

The state’s manufacturing resources could be key to creating new clean energy jobs, according to Wisconsin Environmental Initiative Director John Imes.   Speaking yesterday at a Wisconsin Technology Council event in Madison, Imes said Wisconsin has fallen “a little behind”

Evers: 13,000 Foxconn jobs ‘unrealistic’

Gov. Tony Evers says it’s “unrealistic” to think Foxconn will create the 13,000 jobs it had pledged given the company’s plans to scale back the original project.   He also said he’s looking to potentially revise the company’s contract with

Insurance claims analysis shows impact of pain management tool

Members of WEA Trust who used a digital platform for managing lower back pain cut use of emergency and urgent care by more than 90 percent.   That’s from a recent two-year insurance claims analysis from Madison-based WEA Trust and

Novomoto has big plans for 2019

After winning the Governor’s Business plan contest in 2018, Novomoto has big plans for expansion in 2019 and beyond.   The company provides rent-to-own solar electrical systems for families in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is looking ahead to

Fruit flies used as models for traumatic brain injury

Scientists at UW-Madison are giving fruit flies brain damage in order to test potential therapies for traumatic brain injury.   A patent in late February was granted for a device used to model TBI in invertebrate models. The Wisconsin Alumni

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