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Comprehensive Health Reform: A Must Pass This Year

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO Billy Tauzin today released the following statement regarding President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress last night: "PhRMA applauds President Obama for ...

Video: Fortune 1000 Executives: New President Must Fix Education Gap

- More than half give pre-college system a failing grade and are experiencing a shortage in STEM talent - Two-thirds are concerned that other countries' increased access to STEM talent is impacting competitiveness PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswir...

California's International Stem Cell Collaborations Must Be Based on Scientific Merit, Consumer Group Says

SANTA MONICA , Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's plans to join in cooperative stem cell research efforts with Canada and the Australian state of Victoria should be supported so long as they are based on scientific merit, not merely the glamour and glitz of playing on the ...

White Paper Details Infection Control Challenges Hospitals Must Address During Construction

NEEDHAM, Mass., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals and healthcare institutions are challenged to devise policies and procedures that allow construction projects to take place while maintaining Environment of Care (EC) standards. A free white paper that addresses these challenges is available fo...

GM Choice is Great News, But Wisconsins Economy Must Keep on Truckin to Prosper in a New Era

MADISON It was all cheers and high-fives in Janesville last week as General Motors announced it will continue to roll trucks off the citys GM assembly line, a decision that will keep high-wage manufacturing jobs in southern Wisconsin. The news that GM will invest $175 million in the Janesville ...

Investment tax credit bill is a good start, but Wisconsin must confront other barriers to capital formation

MADISON Now that Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a bill to promote investment in Wisconsins small start-up businesses, will the states technology sector blossom like a spring flower? Based on this law alone, dont count on it. The bills creation of tax credits for angel and early-stage investments as ...

Wisconsin must produce more science-savvy students to remain competitive

MADISON At the UW-Madison College of Engineering, Dean Paul Peercy and his faculty are weighing ideas for ensuring that todays engineering education includes what it takes to be competitive in todays increasingly global environment. At the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Techni...

In Globalizing Biotech, Midwest Must Differentiate From Pack

CHICAGO In a column I wrote last year, I alluded to the internationalization of biotechnology. I was wrong. This business has become global. In fact, there are now 4,284 biotech companies in 25 countries, according to a May 2004 article in BioPharm International. Moreover: The biotech ind...

In a world made smaller by technology, we must learn how that world is laid out

MADISON, Wis. — Youve all heard the phrases: The world is shrinking and We live in a global village. While advances in technology and transportation have slashed the time it takes to communicate and travel, they havent changed the age-old fact that much of what happens around the globe is dri...

Local biotech startups must compete nationally for investors attention

Madison, Wis. Angel and venture capitalists looking for sound biotechnology investment opportunities in Wisconsin are focusing on a few business strategies that make some life-sciences companies stand out from the crowd, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the Wisconsin Biotechnology &...

Wisconsins tax system must adapt to meet changing technology needs

The first study of Wisconsins tax burden in 25 years was designed to answer one overriding question: Is that burden fairly distributed among the rich, the middle class and the poor? The conclusion, announced last week, was a mildly convincing yes &mndash; but that wont be the end of Wisconsins neve...

Sensient reduces debt, must pay settlement

Milwaukee Sensient Technologies Corp. (NYSE:SXT) reported $12.8 million in profits on $251.9 million in revenues for its first quarter ended March 31. Diluted earnings per share were 27 cents. Sensient is a global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. Revenue was down...

In an increasingly 'flat' world, Wisconsin must adapt to compete

Four separate but ultimately connected events help to explain Wisconsin's efforts to compete in a changing world: Speaking to business leaders in Milwaukee, Hewlett-Packard vice president Kevin Gilroy said the "hypercompetitive global economy" has made it difficult for companies to stand out...

How low (tech) must you go?

How low can you go? No, I'm not setting up a limbo line for the WTN readership. The question is more directed at how much low tech is required to get high tech off the ground in your organization. What got me paying attention to this was the latest spat of identify theft stories. Turns out the...

Wisconsin early-stage companies must position themselves to get capital

Madison, Wis. - On Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, Calif., which is the venture capital version of Wall Street, the talk these days is of a "boomlet" in deal-making. Technology firms that only a few years ago were lucky to get a meeting with a venture capitalist are now entertaining multiple offe...

Voting machine source code must be available for review

Correction: the original story was based on an official summary that referred to the bill as introduced and did not take into account certain amendments. Under the law as enacted, the source code would be placed into escrow with the elections board. It would be analyzed in the case of a recount, b...

CEOs and CIOs must be 'joined at the hip'

Cagigal, front right, and Harvey said they work together so well because they know they share the same goals. Madison, Wis. The president and CEO of Alliant Energy said Thursday that chief executive officers and the chief information officers must be "joined at the hip" if information techn...

Advanced CIO: Technology execs must trumpet their success

Waukesha , Wis. - If chief information officers are to enjoy successful tenures within their respective organizations, they might have to be more willing to blow their own horns. That was one of several messages delivered to CIOs during the 4 th annual Wisconsin IT Symposium hosted by the ...

Doyle says practical politics must advance embryonic stem cell research

Washington, D.C. - Saying the nation is at a crucial moment in the development of stem cell research, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle urged supporters of human embryonic stem cell research to bring their "will for progress" to the political arena this fall. Doyle, speaking at a symposium of the Ce...

Locations must have connectivity to be viable

There are many consultants and consulting firms that use slogans and catchy buzz-phrases to capture the media spotlight as well as the inquisitive ear of executive management. Economic development equals broadband connectivity (EDEBC) is one of those slogans. When a slogan or phrase rings tru...

UW System must remove barriers to innovation

In a recent column for the Wisconsin Technology Network , Gov. Jim Doyle wrote about the role of the University of Wisconsin System fueling our state's economy. The governor missed the mark. There is no doubt that the UW System is one of the best in the country. In order to remain on top,...

Visions: IT exec says CIOs must be ready to help companies ramp up trade

Madison, Wis. - Chief technologists who heretofore have not had to worry much about helping their companies ramp up foreign trade may soon be asked to add another dimension to their business contributions - accommodating a larger presence in the global market. With Wisconsin increasing its ex...

In a fast-paced economy, lawmakers must pick up speed

Madison, Wis . - For reasons that may be as innocent as a choked calendar, legislative progress has stalled on a bill that would trade Wisconsin's city-by-city regulation of the cable television industry for statewide video franchises. The bill, which would create jobs, help many consumers and s...

Changes to U.S. patent law must nurture our culture of innovation

Madison, Wis. - Be very afraid when a member of Congress announces that a major reason to reform the U.S. patent system is that no one else in the world does it like us. Even during an era when America-bashing is back in vogue, there are certain things this country does well - and has always...

Sigma-Aldrich Acquires ChemNavigator, Inc., to Provide Researchers With Industry-Leading Chemical Compound Selection and Procurement Services

...ly leads to a selection of compounds that can be compiled into target libraries based upon the identified SARs and molecular designs. Target compounds must then be identified from among the millions of potentially available chemicals and procured for actual testing of their biological properties. ...

Repligen Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results

...pligen's website at www.repligen.com or by calling (800) 638-4930 for domestic calls and (617) 614-3944 for international calls. Participants must provide the following passcode: 65889469. About Repligen Corporation Repligen Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the d...

The Breast Cancer Therapeutics Market in Australia

...designed to target cancer cells, while minimizing the adverse effects on normal cells when compared to cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs. New offerings must constitute therapies that will improve quality of life and survival rates if they are to thrive in this highly competitive market. "Biopharmac...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...bility that pre-approval inspections by the FDA of the site where Acetavance is manufactured, or Cadence's clinical trial sites, may raise issues that must be resolved prior to obtaining final approval of the NDA; the risk that increased attention to drug safety issues in general may result in a more caut...

Next Safety Releases Advanced Respirator for Infectious Diseases

...s Instruments and EBM-Pabst power Next Safety's respirator products. As with all respirator products, to be effective, Next Safety respirators must be used with proper eye protection and with a well-defined and understood decontamination program. Next Safety is a leader in the development ...

New angle on gecko research

...have long been known for their remarkable abilities to move on smooth surfaces such as glass. This study adds a new angle to previous research: geckos must be on an incline in order to trigger the deployment of their adhesive system. "Much has been learned in recent years about the mechanism by which ...

OmniComm Systems Acquires EDC Assets of Leading Phase I Clinical Software Vendor - Logos Technologies, Ltd.

... they forecast will reach $120 million in 2010 for electronic data capture in the phase I sector alone. Solutions for a phase I specific environment must be developed to meet their unique needs and the Logos products are designed specifically for this need. About Logos Technologies, Ltd. ...

Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

...le" effect. These SDAs block the zeolite pores and must be removed so other molecules can pass through. Hi...re removed during heating. This heat processing must be carried out after the formation of zeolite membranes. Scientists have long believed that this must be done slowly to prevent cracks and other grain b...

W.M. Keck Foundation Awards $1 Million to Hutchinson Center Scholar to Study How Cells Go Awry

...of cancer knows the rapidly growing, opportunistic cells don't play fair. But in order to expose exactly how cancer cells cheat their host, scientists must first study the rules governing the orderly cooperation of normal cells. For creating a system that studies the rules governing cellular order...

AEterna Zentaris Partner, Keryx, Announces Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Trial with Perifosine (KRX-0401) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

... placebo when combined with bortezomib and dexamethasone in approximately 400 patients with relapsed or relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Patients must have been previously treated with both bortezomib (VELCADE(R)) and an immunomodulatory agent (REVLIMID(R) or THALIDOMID(R)) and previously treated wit...

Sunesis Receives Approval for Listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market

... Market is a continuous trading market that operates in the same manner as The NASDAQ Global Market. All companies listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market must meet certain financial requirements and adhere to NASDAQ's corporate governance standards. Sunesis requested the transfer of its listing based upon th...

Repligen Announces Conference Call of First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results

..., you may also listen to the live broadcast by calling (800) 638-4930 for domestic calls and (617) 614-3944 for international calls. Participants must provide the following passcode: 65889469 . For those who cannot participate in the live conference call, an archive of the audio webcast will be ava...

Sunesis Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2009

... Market is a continuous trading market that operates in the same manner as The NASDAQ Global Market. All companies listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market must meet certain financial requirements and adhere to NASDAQ's corporate governance standards. Sunesis believes it is in compliance with the minimum stock...

FluMist(R) Begins Shipping for 2009-2010 Influenza Season

... who gets it. FluMist is for intranasal administration only. Who may not be able to get FluMist? FluMist is not right for everyone. FluMist must not be given to: people with history of hypersensitivity to eggs, egg proteins, gentamicin, gelatin or arginine; people with life-threatening reaction...

EPA Refuge Determination Positive for the Environment

...ds of active ingredients that would have otherwise been used in herbicides and insecticides between 1996 and 2006. "We believe biotechnology must have regulatory oversight based on sound science," said Rob Korff, NCGA Biotech Working Group chairman. "We have confidence in EPA's ability...

$10,000 ISSAC Award for Innovation Presented to MIT PhD

...bladder is tricky business. The current options include oral tablets, which must travel through the body to get to the bladder and can cause side effects in...he drugs can be pumped into the body in one sitting, and patients typically must return to their doctor for each dose. A combination product delivers drugs...
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