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Biotech Drops Amid Tough Markets in February

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second month in a row the capital markets succumbed to fears of inflation and a weakening economy. On the last day of the month the Dow dropped over 300 points after oil prices pushed past $103 per barrel for the first time. Amid these fears, biot...

The (Tech) Economic Year in Review: Signs of Progress Amid Continuing Challenges

Madison, Wis. Was 2003 a year in which Wisconsins real-time economy gained time or lost it? A review of the years top technology news stories suggests the state is becoming a place where innovation, intellectual property and investment are welcome. Dont pop the champagne corks just yet: Wiscon...

Are guest worker programs causing backlash amid IT downsizing?

Last week, I heard two guests on CNBCs Kudlow Show discuss the American workforce and what was happening with various jobs. One gentleman was from the CATO Institute and the other was a Democratic representative (Pascrell) from New Jersey. The inference from the CATO Institute director that ther...

A Ruby amid computer programming diamonds

Madison, Wis. - Ruby on Rails is swiftly becoming the tool of choice for many promising web application developers, not to mention certain college professors. Programmers are becoming fluent in the platform because, by some accounts, it allows experienced web application specialists to write...

David Brooks: Segmented nation looks for solidarity amid IT-powered niches

Madison, Wis. - New York Times columnist David Brooks has chronicled a few revolutions during his career, and he believes American society is in the midst of two fundamental changes - a neuro science and genetics revolution and an information technology revolution that promotes individual pow...

The MedZilla Report: May 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

... Health care employment rebounded in May, with 24,000 new jobs created even amid widespread announcements of layoffs. Pharmaceutical companies, though, laid off fewer employees in May than in any previous month of 2009. ...

Swine Flu (H1N1) Infectivity to Increase Markedly and Lethality to Remain Low According to Latest Replikin* Peptide Genomic Data

...shed papers, showed an increase of 46% in the Replikin Count* over the past five months. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 23, 2009 -- amid all the speculation over what course the Swine Flu epidemic will take, Boston-based biotech firm Replikins Ltd. ( www.replikins.com ) last week analyz...

Increasing Economic and Business Risks Will Transform the Global Life Sciences Industry

...y. Developed in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit, the DTT white paper, "The Future of Life Sciences Industries: Transformation amid Rising Risk," ( www.deloitte.com/lifesciencessurvey ) is based on a global online survey of 360 senior executives in the life sciences industry conduc...

Experts argue nano food-additives require new oversight

...tended risks. The call comes as nanotechnology emerges as a major regulatory challenge facing the incoming Obama administration. It also takes place amid debate over how to restructure the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and possibly create a separate government food safety agency. Policy experts a...

As personalized, genomic medicine takes off, four developing countries show the way for others

... nor the general Mexican population would benefit from such research. In India, guidelines restrict the export of human samples. They were created amid similar worries about foreign exploitation of India's large population resource, with its multi-generational endogamous families and well maintained g...

Healthcare Industry Faces Mounting Pressure to Prevent On-The-Job Violence, Says Veteran Safety and Health Attorney

...ealthcare workers, who by some estimates are 16 times more likely to become the target of on-the-job violence than their counterparts in other fields. amid grim statistics and a steady stream of horrific headlines, healthcare facilities understandably face mounting pressure to protect their employees, say...

Newsweek International Editions: Highlights And Exclusives, May 19, 2008

... The Closing of the Church Door. Special Correspondent Mike Elkin reports Spain is loosening the binds between the Roman Catholic Church and state. amid growing religious apathy nationwide, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in 2006 eliminated the church's exemption from paying the value-added...

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

...ccine to prepare for the possible use of smallpox virus as a biological weapon. Relatively few health care workers volunteered to get the vaccine, amid concerns that the live vaccinia virus used in the vaccine can be transmitted to other people for a time and can pose a serious risk to people with wea...

Cadient Group Announces Recent Executive Promotions

... amid rapid expansion, interactive healthcare marketing agency continues to grow top strategic talent from within WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., ...

Caliper Life Sciences Introduces Zephyr SPE Workstation to Improve Efficiency of Solid Phase Extraction

...ess for practical applications including drugs of abuse screening, drug metabolism testing, contract research screening and forensic sample screening. amid the rapid growth of the mass spectrometer market, the Zephyr SPE Workstation's customized features meet industry demand for sample preparation tools t...

Biotech Survives Market Turbulence in November

...in November were Neurocrine Biosciences (up 41%) and Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (up 25%). At one point shares of Millennium hit a new annual high amid a sharp rise in revenues for their cancer drug Velcade and upcoming Phase III trial data in multiple myeloma. Millennium's share value did take a slig...

Purdue creating wireless sensors to monitor bearings in jet engines

...professor of mechanical engineering. "And the other issue is that it needs to be able to withstand extreme heat." The engine bearings must function amid temperatures of about 300 degrees Celsius, or 572 degrees Fahrenheit. The researchers have shown that the new sensors can detect impending temperat...

Wired to the Max: Network 222

.... Kunkler emphasized a few pieces of Network222 that he hopes will begin pulling in just those kinds of tenants: Location. Situated squarely amid Madisons crown jewels, the building (formerly the headquarters of Alliant Energy) stands next door to the $100 million Overture Arts Center and just b...

Device Computing: The Wave Is Building

...this crowd, mobile technology is the primary lever. Mobile technology enables a fundamental shift in the way in which businesses are able to organize. amid the pressure to reduce fixed costs, technology -- especially mobile technology -- allows the enterprise to extend to and tightly couple with its partn...

Consumers Lead Tech Market Comeback

... goers at every turn. Televisions, stereo components, home theater systems. These were the stuff of CES. Then, it was tough to find a computer company amid the noise and hoopla, and when you did they were showing first-generation PDAs and racks and racks of CD-ROM titles. Now, the tables are turned. Wh...

Technology with Aloha

...le we talk so much about. But ping-ponging between vacation mode and office mode is a challenge to the psyche. And listening to ancient Hawaiian music amid the glow of laptop screens and sound of tapping keyboards puts a dent in the aloha to be sure. But it would be wrong to think of Hawaii as a techno...

Using Demographic Predictions, UW Prof Expounds Upon Trends in Tech

...g of the population a bonus for industries who are looking for experienced workers. Technology workers in particular, however, may fear for their jobs amid increasingly common reports of outsourcing. Outsourcing is not new, Voss said during his presentation, though its been increasing in recent years. ...

Midwest small-cap life sciences turn in mixed third-quarter results

... In a previous column, we took a look at how the large cap Midwest life science companies fared in the third quarter of 2004 amid an overall weak stock market. The results looked very positive for at least 75 percent of the companies, which exceeded by far the overall stagnant ma...

Dont work for free on a maybe someday

... If you ever find yourself amid a group of Midwest technology consultants and you want to get them talking, ask them: Have you ever had someone ask you to work for free? Its an amazi...

Low tech is good for local politics

..., I went to the No on Q Campaign headquarters, a defunct and dilapidated restaurant that leaves no question as to why the eatery went out of business. amid the new arrival of yard signs and maps of the citys voting districts, a small and diverse crowd stamped and addressed postcards and letters to the cit...

Wisconsin chooses likely vendors for BadgerNet 2

...he states network. Doyle favored the states privatization plans and told the university to work with the DOA. Read more about Doyle stepping in amid networking disagreements between the university and state Now the university, no longer pursuing its own plans, will participate in the DOAs nego...

Sarcasm and rainmaking advice coexist in The Art of the Start

...nd allows psychologically wounded would-be rainmakers to move on to their next meeting with greater confidence. But its difficult to find this chapter amid all the negativity of the earlier writing. Wasting ones time trying to impress hearing-impaired venture capitalists who are so buried in crummy bu...

Midwest large-cap life-science sector is solid in first quarter

... Last week, we witnessed a biotech meltdown during the first quarter of 2005 amid poor overall stock market performance. This week, we will take a look at the larger cap life science companies. Note that these results dont includ...

Creating a public service for multimedia content

... Founded amid the clamor and managing to duck the hype of peer-to-peer networking, Mike Homer's Kontiki has evolved into a rich media delivery platform based on a...

Creating thousands of jobs, Chicagos biotech space to triple

...uartered in Cleveland, Forest City is a Midwest success story. Its University Park Project in Cambridge amasses 2.3 million square feet on 27 acres amid the heart of MIT. This creates what's known in the industry as "mixed-use space" (not only biotech research facilities, offices and residential housin...

Wisconsin can shine in the competitive biotech world, even among the giants

...nnovation institutes under review by the National Academies, the nations leading scientific advisory group. Wisconsin also comes to this convention amid a burst of press attention to its research base, business advantages and quality of life. A year ago, Forbes magazine ranked Madison No. 1 on its annu...

Leaving it all behind

...ng for an early exit from the work house, I wish I had a strategy to better balance my always-on life. Do you? How do you handle the tug off summer amid the demands of your techno-savvy life? Sure, it may be a cheap question designed to wrap up this column and get out on the playing field, but I really...

Johnson Controls jumping further into hybrid-vehicle battery world

...ere to create advanced power-storage solutions for near-future, hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), the company announced Wednesday. The new lab comes amid the rising interest in hybrid vehicles that are powered by batteries and gasoline. With Japanese automakers in the lead in hybrid vehicle development,...

Animal testing: Beyond the protests, instances of mistreatment are rare

...otech vaccines and diagnostic kits and improved breeding programs that can help to eliminate hereditary diseases. All of this has been accomplished amid an array of government regulation and researcher self-policing that has made examples of animal mistreatment rare. At UW-Madison, the All-Campus Anima...

Federal and global guidelines on stem cell research offer a level playing field

...se of a South Korean cloning pioneer who was found to have falsified research. Dr Woo-Suk Hwang apologized and resigned from Seoul National University amid claims of serious malpractice. Although the system cannot be officially enforced, it is hoped scientific journal editors will support and promote ...

Making Wisconsin the biotechnology leader

...er for innovation and discovery. From medicine to manufacturing, some of the world's most important advances were made right here in our state. Today, amid a revolution in biotechnology and medical research, Wisconsin has taken the lead. From developing innovative new sources of renewable energy that ...

Angel fund to focus on women and minority businesses

... Madison, Wis. - amid reports that high net worth women represent a largely untapped source of capital for start-up businesses, Wisconsin's first angel fund focusing on inv...

Manufacturers advised to redesign customer relations

...siasm for a growing economy, U.S. manufacturers are not as optimistic as the captains of industry in China. If Wisconsin manufacturers are to flourish amid brutal global competitive pressures, they must start thinking of themselves more broadly, according to John Brandt, CEO of the Manufacturing Performa...

Pedlar the latest executive to leave Merge

...diary Cedara Software , of Pedlar's departure as of the close of business on Aug. 18. Pedlar is the fifth executive to leave the company this year amid its continuing inability to report its financial records, and following a class-action suit by shareholders, which ironically stems from its 2005 purc...

UW compound counters Avian flu

..., protects against a broad array of influenza viruses, including avian influenza, at a time when existing antiviral drugs are losing their potency and amid heightened fears of an avian flu pandemic. But time might not be on the side of researchers. There currently are no effective vaccines for avia...
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