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First graduates boon to Wisconsin biotechnology

MADISON - Two years ago, 10 students working as scientists, business managers and lawyers came together with a single goal: to become leaders in this state's burgeoning biotechnology industry. On Saturday, May 15, they will graduate as the first alumni of the master of science in biotechnology program at the University of Wisconsin-Madis......

Full article >>> ogy company that manufactures the kits pharmaceutical companies use to test new drugs. "If you don't take all sides into account, you're bound to make a mistake."

For this reason, Invitrogen encouraged two of its employees, both junior scientists, to enroll in the program. Recognizing the value added by having scientists trained in technology, business and law, the company covered 90 perc......

Full article >>> ology fits with the customers' or company's interests."

For her ability to realize and respond to the dynamics of the industry, particularly within a company, Fronczak was recently promoted to a group leader position overseeing entry-level scientists. She says she credits 75 percent of her advance to what she learned during the program.

"It became an obvious decision," says Checo......

Full article >>> vide Wisconsin with a very clear competitive advantage in years to come."

How this may play out, as it already has with some of the program's first graduates, is by providing a local work force that can help Wisconsin biotechnology companies flourish.

"One big gap I see in the biotechnology industry in this state is the lack of middle managers who know how to move companies along......

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