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Gravy Live, Promega, Okanjo, & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Stay current on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these headlines from late February and early March: —A trio of serial entrepreneurs based in the Madison area has launched a new startup, Gravy Live. The company raised more than $450,000 in funding from three investors, according to a regulatory filing that was made public on […]

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NeuroPointDX, JCI, Resnick, & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Keep up with the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —NeuroPointDX, a business division of Madison-based Stemina Biomarker Discovery focused on diagnostics for neurological disorders, announced a partnership with New York-based Ovid Therapeutics. The collaboration is aimed at identifying novel biomarkers of Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by intellectual […]

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WEDC Awards $500K As Part Of Entrepreneurship Support Program

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) said this week that it gave grants worth a combined $500,000 to 11 nonprofits based in the state as part of a program aimed at improving Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial climate. (Disclosure: WEDC is a supporter of Xconomy in Wisconsin, but our coverage is determined independently by our editors.) Four of the grants support […]

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Exact Sciences, Fiserv, OneEvent, & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Stay out of the snow, and in the know, with these recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community. —Madison-based Exact Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS) said that Cologuard, the company’s stool-based DNA test for colorectal cancer, will be covered as an in-network service for members of the Louisville, KY-based health insurer Humana (NYSE: HUM), effective Jan. 1. Cologuard […]

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Arch Virtual Gives Madison Officials High-Tech Tour of StartingBlock

Last year, the yet-to-be-constructed entrepreneurial center StartingBlock Madison released renderings of the building it would occupy, helping to bring the project to life in the minds of many observers. Earlier this week, StartingBlock presented another preview of the space, this time with an added dimension—literally. At a meeting of Madison, WI’s municipal Plan Commission, whose […]

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Zika, Sector67, Video Games, & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Keep up with the latest news from Wisconsin’s innovation community, starting with these recent headlines: —Takeda, a pharmaceutical company based in Japan, is developing a vaccine for Zika virus at the laboratory it operates in Madison, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The company is reportedly working on tests that would tell researchers whether the vaccine, […]

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Arrowhead, Microbes, Diabetes, & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Stay current on the latest happenings in Wisconsin’s innovation community with these headlines: —Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Pasadena, CA, but houses its R&D operations in Madison, WI, provided updates on some of its drug candidates and development programs at two recent industry conferences. At one of the meetings, Arrowhead (NASDAQ: ARWR) shared preclinical […]

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StartingBlock Madison Nets Federal Grant, Partners with Bunker Labs

The U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded a $471,875 grant to StartingBlock Madison, a still-to-be-built entrepreneurial center in Wisconsin’s capital city, the agency said on Tuesday. Scott Resnick, executive director of StartingBlock Madison, said that the grant will be paid out over three years. His organization plans to use the money to fund operations, including hiring […]

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Arrowhead, Accuray, & SKY Imaging: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Catch up on the latest happenings in Wisconsin’s innovation community: —Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARWR) said on Wednesday that it had dosed the first patient in the next stage of a “Phase 1/2 study” of a drug aimed at treating chronic hepatitis B virus infection. The company—which is based in Pasadena, CA, but houses its research […]

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StartingBlock Reaches Funding Goal, Moves Closer to Groundbreaking

StartingBlock Madison, a still-to-be-built entrepreneurial center just east of downtown in Wisconsin’s capital city, took another major step forward this week. The nonprofit organization says it has met its $3 million fundraising goal and, with that piece in place, can continue working toward a groundbreaking planned for later this year. The City of Madison contributed […]

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