November 2018: Events, News and Networking

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Cologuard® Revenue Increased 63 Percent To $118 Million, Test Volume Grew 49 Percent

October 30, 2018
Demand accelerated from healthcare providers as more than 11,000 ordered their initial Cologuard test during the third quarter, and nearly 132,000 have ordered since the test was launched – Gross margin increased 320 basis points to 75 percent – Exact Sciences now has in-network contracts with all five top commercial health plans.

Stratatech to expand tests of its skin tissue on pediatric burn patients

October 28, 2018
Stratatech is starting a test of its StrataGraft skin tissue to see how well it works on children who have suffered serious burns. It’s the first time the Madison company — a subsidiary of British-based Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals — will study the use of its engineered skin tissue on pediatric burn patients.

Madison is among top 20 ‘tech towns,’ according to study

October 24, 2018
Madison is No. 14 among the top 20 “tech towns” in the United States, a study by CompTIA says. “This college town is making significant strides toward becoming a center for technology,” says the report, released Tuesday and based primarily on job postings between August 2017 and July 2018.

Immuto Scientific seeking to speed up drug development

October 22, 2018
An engineering research team at UW-Madison has invented a device which could dramatically speed up drug development. Faraz Choudhury is a post-doctoral researcher in the College of Engineering, and a co-founder of Immuto Scientific. The startup’s device automates complex protein analysis as part of the drug discovery process for protein therapeutics.

Invenra, Madison Firm Developing Therapeutic Antibodies, Adds $7.1M

October 19, 2018
Xconomy Wisconsin — Invenra, a Madison, WI-based startup that develops therapeutic antibodies for pharmaceutical companies and other clients, has raised more than $7.1 million from investors, according to a regulatory filing.


UpStart accepting applications for the winter 2019 cohort until November 20!

November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm
The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
330 N. Orchard Street 

Why UpStart? It takes more than a good idea to start a successful business. Issues like accounting, financing and marketing may seem overwhelming and connecting with the right resources can be challenging. WARF's free UpStart program can help. UpStart: 

• Connects you with area professionals and other aspiring entrepreneurs

• Helps you gain the skills you need to launch your business 

• Works with you to establish strategic goals and identify next steps

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nex7 Stage Event 2018

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State Street

Join us Nov. 13 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art as we crown the winner of our third annual Most Innovative Company (MIC) Award! Cast your vote after seeing compelling pitches from the seven finalists, chosen by neXXpo attendees.

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Master of Science in Biotechnology Informational Open House for Fall 2019 Admission

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 10, Accelerator Building
5602 Research Park Blvd

What: Learn about the M.S. in Biotechnology degree
For: People interested in applying for Fall 2019. RSVP: or call (608) 262-9753. The biotechnology degree for working professionals­­ The Master of Science in Biotechnology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison offers a two-year interdisciplinary degree with exclusive evening/weekend courses designed for working professionals.

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The Gift of Presence: A Day-Long Retreat Fall18

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
UW Health Research Park Clinic
621 Science Drive

Price: $65.00 (Standard charge)
Gender: Coed Spaces: 18 openings remaining
Registration Dates: Standard registration opens Sep 26, 2018

All are welcome. No prior experience with mindfulness is required. Slow down and come home to the body, breath and heart through mindfulness meditation. This day-long workshop will include periods of movement, sitting meditation, reflection and relational mindfulness.
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A Christmas Carol at Overture Center for the Arts

December 8 - December 23
Capitol Theater of Overture Center
201 State St.

In partnership with Children’s Theater of Madison, URP is pleased to offer tenants and their staff an exclusive 25% discount to CTM’s production of A Christmas Carol at Overture Center for the Arts.

Order your tickets from October 30 – December 1, 2018. We hope you’ll take advantage of this special employee benefit.!

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