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Governors business-plan contest has a surprise ending

MILWAUKEE Two biotechnology companies tied for the top prize at the first-annual Governors Business Plan Contest. Announced at the close of the Entrepreneurs Conference Wednesday evening in Milwaukee, Middleton-based BioSystem Development and Milwaukee-based NovaScan will split both first and second place, or $55,000.

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Full article >>> e two winners, one from Milwaukee and one from Madison, Nettles said. It also is a great thing that, of the 300-plus contestants, we had very broad geographic representation. It demonstrates the spirit of entrepreneurs across entire state. What gets so much of the attention is the strength of the biotech cluster in Wisconsin, but we have a strong IT cluster as well, particularly in southeast Wisco......

Full article >>> t problem was with immunoassays, a way of testing very small amounts of iny, he said, repeated nearly one in three tests due to bad results.

BioSystem developed an automated instrument to perform the tests by pumping reagents through beds of tiny beads, where the necessary chemical reactions are performed, instead of the usual plastic wells. The test takes about 10 to 15 minutes, as it do......

Full article >>> ors down to 2 millimeters, an advance over current technology.

The gold standard is still X-ray mammography, Wells said. But if that test shows the possibility of a tumor, most patients are referred for a biopsy, which is expensive and can leave scars. Eight out of 10 biopsies turn out negative, he saidmeaning a new test could reduce the number of unnecessary procedures.

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Full article >>> n soundtrack that would not bother those seated nearby. And customers of a store could, after being identified with other technologies, be given specialized messages. Stores that sell floor space now, he said, could start partitioning the air.

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Full article >>> br> AquaMakes fiberglass construction makes it easier to sell to a wide geographic market compared to other water treatment systems, many of which are made of concrete and thus hard to transport. The technology was developed in Japan, where more than 5,000 units have been installed since 1982. When finished, the process leaves water clear, colorless and odorless, Gravatt said.



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Source:wistechnology.com By Kristin V. Johnson and Jason Stitt 06/02/04


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