May 27 - Somna Therapeutics LLC was awarded the Milwaukee BizTimes Innovation Quotient Award. Somna Therapeutics is based on the Reza Band, a technology developed by Dr. Reza Shaker (Medicine – Gastroenterology & Hepatology; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research). Biz Times
May 27 - An MCW project is one of 13 winners of the national Neuro Startup Challenge sponsored by the Heritage Provider Network in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and the Center for Advancing Innovation. Angio360 Diagnostics LLC, based on research by Stephanie Cossette, PhD, was recognized for its work to develop a tool for early detection of brain tumors using a marker that detects new blood vessel formation. Xconomy, The Street and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
Apr. 29 - UWM was awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to become an “Innovation Corps” site to recruit and train 90 teams to commercialize their research over the next three years. UWM’s collaborators are MCW, Marquette University, MSOE, and Concordia University Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Biz Times
Apr. 20 - MCW hosted its second annual Mobile App Challenge, in partnership with UWM’s App Brewery. Developers of nine finalist projects, selected from a field of 52 submissions, presented on the merits of their projects. Xconomy reported on the success of projects developed last year. Xconomy and Biz Times
Apr. 16 - Nine mobile app projects developed by MCW faculty and staff members are finalist projects selected for review in the MCW/UWM App Brewery’s second annual Mobile App Challenge on April 15. The finalists were selected from an initial pool of 52 entrants. Waukesha Now
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Mar. 25 - David Hotchkiss, vice president for information services and chief information officer of MCW, discussed MCW’s “Bring your own device” or BYOD implementation strategies and policies with University Business. University Business
Mar. 23 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Dr. Tom Aufderheide (Emergency Medicine) was lead investigator for the clinical trial for the ResQCPR system. Health Canal and Waukesha Now
Mar. 23 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Reza Band System, developed by Dr. Reza Shaker to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. The Reza Band System, owned by Somna Therapeutics, Inc., is an adjustable neck band that keeps stomach acid from rising into the throat. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times, Yahoo Finance and Becker's
Mar. 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of the Director to fund the purchase of a new robotic accessory to enhance MCW’s drug discovery efforts using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Feb. 25 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel identifies initiatives underway in Wisconsin to transfer academic research into technology developments. The article identifies the Clinical and Translational Science Institute as an initiative to speed the transfer of basic research to use in patient care, and that MCW’s Research Foundation recorded four patents in 2013. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec. 18 - Andrew Greene, PhD received a $50,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development, and Humanity United’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention to investigate the redesign, redevelopment and redeployment of a phone application to assist in the reporting of atrocities.
Dec. 18 - Milwaukee BizTimes reports on the increased use of telemedicine by Milwaukee-area health care organizations. Froedtert & MCW use telemedicine for real-time interaction capabilities, remote monitoring, store and forward technology, and mHealth (mobile health). Biz Times
Dec. 9 - In a WisBusiness.com article, David Gilbert, Executive Director of UWM’s Innovation Campus, predicts that in time, there will be a seamless continuum of research linking UWM, MCW, MRMC campus members, MSOE, and other institutions. Wisconsin Business
Dec. 9 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a $50,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Humanity United’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention to investigate the redesign, redevelopment and redeployment of a phone application to assist in the reporting of atrocities.
Nov. 19 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate the use of technology to improve patient and family-centered care and engagement.
Nov. 18 - In an article on major investments by higher education institutions in video conferencing, Education Dive reports on the teleconferencing technology available in every classroom at MCW-Green Bay’s new facilities at St. Norbert College. Education Dive
Nov. 7 - A Medical College of Wisconsin research team has entered a two-year, $230,000 contract with the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute to investigate the development and use of a custom adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscope for human research.
Nov. 7 - An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes Wisconsin is moving in the right direction as it adds capacity and capability for enhanced technical computing. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov. 4 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel named Protein Foundry one of ten startups with great potential in southeast Wisconsin. Protein Foundry was founded by Brian Volkman, PhD, professor of biochemistry; and Michael Dwinell, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics. Milwaukee Journal
Sept. 22 - At his inauguration ceremony as President of Marquette University, Michael Lovell, PhD, announced that Marquette is pursuing the creation of a joint Department of Bioengineering with MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Biz Times and Milwaukee Business Journal
Sept. 02 - A blog by Matt Cordio of Start-Up Milwaukee published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provides background information on The Commons, an academic/industry partnership which helps college students become entrepreneurs. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug. 29 - Cellular Dynamics International Inc., a Madison-based biotechnology company, was granted a patent for its stem cell production automation process. Ulrich Broeckel, MD, professor of pediatrics (genetics) and an investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, discussed the importance of this patent and how it will help research at MCW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aug. 25 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., endorses creation of The Commons, an industry/academic collaborative to accelerate student innovation and entrepreneurship. Leaders from 20 Milwaukee-area colleges and universities gathered to discuss ways in which they may collaborate. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 30 - In an interview with BizTimes, Marquette University’s new President Michael Lovell, PhD, said he wants to build Marquette’s research that generates intellectual property. He said he wants to help create a research infrastructure in Milwaukee that engages MCW, Children’s Hospital, MSOE, and UWM. Biz Times
July 29 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a story profiling MCW’s new spinoff company, Protein Foundry, and the institution’s plan to help found more companies based on MCW faculty members’ intellectual property. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 16 - Four MCW scientists have created Protein Foundry, a new spin-off company that will manufacture and market protein molecules. The company’s founders are: Brian Volkman, PhD, Chad Koplinski, and Francis Peterson, PhD, and Michael Dwinell, PhD. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BizTimes
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