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Wisconsin Offers Diverse Enterprises

The biotechnology community in Wisconsin calls itself Americas Third Coast, referring to its proximity to Lakes Superior and Michigan. Approximately 150 companies belong to the Wisconsin Biotechnology Association (WBA), based in Madison, which is also home to the Big 10 campus of the University of Wisconsin. With its worldwide reputation for sc......

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Novagen also sells specialty reagents to assist with protein expression. For example, the BugBuster family of extraction reagents disrupts cells and extracts relevant proteins gently and efficiently, according to Harris.

Whether purifying proteins from yeast, E. coli, or mammalian cells, liberating soluble proteins must be done ca......

Full article >>> DILC System automates what has been a historically manual procedure.

Lucigen (www.lucigen.com) supplies advanced molecular biology reagents and systems as well as related custom services. Products include cloning systems, competent cells, DNA End Repair, and enzymes. The company offers services such as custom cloning and NanoClone......

Full article >>> rials and in configurations capable of supplying ranges of motion across a full spectrum of requirements, explains a company spokesperson.

Milwaukee, Too

Based in Brown Deer, a Milwaukee suburb, Pel-Freez Clinical Systems (www.pel-freez.com) designs and manufactures serological and molecular biology products tha......

Full article >>> already based in Milwaukee is Cambridge Major Laboratories (www.c-mlabs.com), which performs custom chemical synthesis services. The firm supplies biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with a line of reagents used in the synthesis of oligonucleotides, as well as speciality reagents, fine chemicals, and generic drugs.

With......

Full article >>> r life science R&D; www.promega.com), Epicentre (molecular biology products for life science and clinical research, molecular diagnostics, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing; www.epicentre.com), Third Wave Technologies (molecular diagnostics;
Full article >>> , OH), which will assist in packaging and commercialization of products.

Technology developed in the laboratory of chemical engineer Nick Abbott, Ph.D., is being commercialized by Platypus Technologies (www.platypustech.com). Platypus uses liquid crystals, like those in computer monitors, to detect nanoscale changes on cell ......

Full article >>> body to carry genes directly to target cells. Mirus was founded in 1995 by John Wolff, Ph.D., a UW-Madison pioneer in gene transfer, who holds some of the earliest patents on DNA delivery methods.

The companys product line includes 10 transfection reagents for specific cell lines, three broad-spectrum products for plasmid delivery in multiple cell lines, specific reagents for transfectio......

Full article >>> are constructing a database of infectious agents as a resource for rapid identification of suspect organisms. Early identification of the causative agents in disease outbreaks is critical to mounting an effective response, says Dr. Dykes.

Bone Care International (www.bonecare.com) specializes in novel vitamin D therapies for pe......

Full article >>> ts can stand alone, but are also designed to work synergistically to speed both the creation of new diagnostics and the discovery process.

The AEGIS platform includes GeneCode, a real time, quantitative PCR-based method that uses iso-cytosine and iso-guanosine to simplify identification. MasterCatalog is a genome software analysis system that uses a patented genetic evolutionary technolo......

Full article >>> ible, since other companies have such drugs in Phase III trials, according to Kauten.

Although getting a later start, the Evade ribonucleases from Quintessence Biosciences may be better because they are derived from mammalian cells (humans or cows), whereas the ribonucleases in clinical trials elsewhere come from amphibians. In the long term, mammalian ribonucleases may prove less risky,......

Full article >>> Gen Biosciences
Fisher Scientific International
Fotodyne
GE Medical Systems
Gala Design
Genencor International......

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Ortho Biotech Products
Pel-Freez Clinical Systems
Pierce Milwaukee
Platypus Technologies......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Carol Potera 03/08/04


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