UW-Stout: 8th Annual Manufacturing Advantage Conference & Technology Showcase November 4-5, 2015

University of Wisconsin - Stout Campus: Menomonie, Wisconsin

The Manufacturing Advantage Conference provides a forum for manufacturers from across the region to learn best practices and participate in practical learning through interactive, hands-on breakout sessions, industry-expert keynote speakers and ample networking opportunities. We strive to carry on a solid tradition of providing impactful experiences to help manufacturers succeed in the areas of strategic direction, top-line growth, process improvement and people and culture.

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UW-Madison: Dark energy to be topic of Space Place event

"To Infinity and Beyond: The Accelerating Universe," a live broadcast from the World Science Festival about dark energy, an antigravitational force that confounds the conventional laws of physics, will be hosted on the evening of May 28 by UW-Madison'sSpace Place.

Originating from New York and moderated by internationally known theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss, the broadcast will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Space Place, the UW-Madison astronomy outreach outpost, is located in the Villager Mall, 2300 S. Park St. The event will be held in the mall atrium.

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April 23 and 24 -- 8th Annual International Bioethics Forum: Sustainability

Where:  BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison, WI
When:  April 23-24, 2009

OVERVIEW: Join us for a lively two days of information-sharing and discussion regarding this important - and often challenging (sometimes controversial) - topic! This year's program is designed to allow participants to explore these questions: How do we define “sustainability” and what are the causes of “unsustainability?” What are the most relevant technologies for us to understand? How are various sectors and organizations responding to these issues, e.g. governmental units, research/educational institutions, businesses and faith communities? What is the role of the individual decision-maker? Does what one person does - or does not do - matter?

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Jaimie P. Cloud, M.A. (President, The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education)
Calvin B. DeWitt, Ph.D. (Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison)
Lewis S. Gilbert, Ph. D. (Associate Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison)
Regina Hauser, J.D. (Executive Director, The Natural Step Network)
Mary Ann Lazarus (Senior Vice President, Sustainable Design Director, HOK)
Robert Streiffer, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Medical History and Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison)
Paul B. Thompson, Ph.D. (Professor, W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, Michigan State University)

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Madison wins international stem cell summit

City beats New York, D.C.; scientists, investors to attend

By STACY FORSTER and SUSANNE RUST
sforster@journalsentinel.com
Posted: March 13, 2008

Madison - Wisconsin's capital city will host an international stem cell research summit this fall, which will bring up to 1,000 of the world's top researchers, investors and industry representatives to Madison.

The World Stem Cell Summit, to be hosted by the Genetics Policy Institute, WiCell and the University of Wisconsin Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center on Sept. 22 and 23, will mark the 10th anniversary of James Thomson's isolation of human embryonic stem cells at UW-Madison.

The announcement Wednesday came on the heels of an important patent victory for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected three challenges to three key embryonic stem cell patents.

Thomson is expected to give a keynote address about his latest breakthrough using human skin cells. Stem cells are thought to hold the promise of treatment for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

This is the fourth meeting of the World Stem Cell Summit. The first three were held at Baylor, Stanford and Harvard universities.

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Seventh Annual International Bioethics Forum: Evolution in the 21st Century

Gehrke & Associates, SC is a proud sponsor of the Seventh Annual International Bioethics Forum: Evolution in the 21st Century taking place at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center in Madison, WI on April 17th and 18th, 2008. 

Lisa M. Gehrke, JD, MA will be a featured speaker for a discussion session on Patenting Living Organisms.

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Coulee Region Bio-Fuels LLC, Opens Wisconsin’s First Vegetable Oil Recycling And Distribution Center

The landmark Coulee Region Biofuels Recycling and Distribution Center in Blair, Wisconsin will hold an Open House and Product Demonstration on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. This open house will reveal a collaboration of three of the region’s leaders in biofuel technology. Taavi McMahon and David Dudley of the PrairieFire Biofuels Co-op and John Feyen of Arcade Pumping have formed an LLC named Coulee Region Biofuels. Matt Fisher, Project Manager at INOV8 International, has been instrumental in the development of the project because of INOV8’s role as a leader in alternate fuels combustion technology. John Feyen of Coulee Region Bio-Fuels is pleased to show the Coulee Region this new facility that will have the ability to collect, recycle and distribute an environmentally friendly alternate fuel source for businesses in the Coulee Region. There are two types of burners that have the ability to use this fuel and they both come from the Coulee Region corporation INOV8 International of La Crosse. One of the burners is the patented Multi-fuel burner capable of burning waste and straight vegetable oil and virtually any combustible oil that has BTU value. The other is the patent-pending Dual-fuel burner that truly burns two different fuels at the same time, a ground breaking, industry first. There will be demonstrations of the entire process from collection of the oil to the different appliances and burners that use it. Please take the time to come and see a new way to save as well as be environmentally friendly.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 – 10:00 AM
Coulee Region Bio-Fuels Collection and Distribution Center
509 4th St., Blair, Wisconsin
(At the intersection of Highways 53 and 95)
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Wisconsin Medical College’s Annual Becker Lecture, April 23, 2007

Medical College's Annual Becker Lecture, April 23, to Address Baking Bread without Yeast: Are We Missing a Critical Ingredient in Our Approach to Health Policy?

Roz Lasker, M.D., director of the center for the advancement of collaborative strategies in health and the division of public health at The New York Academy of Medicine, is the keynote speaker for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s ninth annual Robert and June Becker Lecture, Mon., April 23rd, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A nationally known public health and health policy expert, she will present Baking Bread without Yeast: Are We Missing a Critical Ingredient in Our Current Approach to Health Policy?

The free public lecture is offered in the Health Research Center Auditorium, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd. by the Medical College’s Department of Population Health. It is supported through a generous gift from First Health, a utilization and quality management organization founded by Dr. Becker, a 1949 alumnus of the Marquette University School of Medicine, now the Medical College of Wisconsin. The lectureship honors Dr. Becker for his pioneering achievements in quality assurance, cost containment and health care utilization management.

Dr. Lasker’s current research focuses on how broadly participatory collaborative processes strengthen the ability of communities to identify, understand, and solve complex problems. A former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Policy), she also served as Principal Policy Analyst for the Physician Payment Review Commission. Over the last 15 years, she has written extensively on health policy and collaborative problem solving.

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Medical College of Wisconsin to Host 8th World Congress for Microcirculation, Aug. 15-19

The Medical College of Wisconsin will host the 8th World Congress for Microcirculation, Aug. 15-19, at the Midwest Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee. The Medical College is hosting the event in conjunction with the Microcirculatory Society. Julian H. Lombard, Ph.D., professor of physiology at the Medical College, is serving as chair of the planning committee.

According to Dr. Lombard, this is the first time since 1991 that the congress, which occurs at four-to-five-year intervals, is being held in the United States. It is expected to draw approximately 1,200 biomedical researchers and exhibitors from the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Lombard’s own research is focused on the molecular and cellular physiologic mechanisms by which changes in oxygen availability regulate active tone in microscopic blood vessels and small resistance arteries, and how increased salt intake in the diet affects the regulation of the cardiovascular system.

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Nominations Sought for 2006 Small Business Technology Transfer

Governor Jim Doyle today encouraged nominations for the 2006 Small Business Technology Transfer
Award. Governor Doyle established this award in 2003 to recognize and reward the Wisconsin small
business that shows outstanding achievement in moving a technological innovation from idea to market.
Governor Doyle will present the award during the 2006 Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Conference in
Milwaukee on June 8-9, 2006.

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April 19: First Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium

The First Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium will be held April 19, 2006 at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center (BTC), 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI.

Focusing on neural stem cells and the brain: This symposium brings together some of the leading researchers interested in how stem cells produce neurons and other types of cells found in the brain. Our
understanding of this process may provide important information for the future treatment of neurological illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS. Highlighted issues are:

• Human embryonic stem cells and neuronal production

• The mechanisms of neural stem cell fate choices

• The importance of adult neural stem cells in health and disease

• Using stem cells to deliver drugs to the brain


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April 20 and 21: Fifth Annual International Bioethics Forum: Clones and Chimeras

The Fifth Annual International Bioethics Forum: Clones and Chimeras which will be held April 20-21, 2006 at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center (BTC), 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI.

The Forum has been approved for 12 WI CLE credits.


Focusing on the interface between molecular biology, medical applications and ethics, keynote presentations and break-out sessions are designed to facilitate participants’ understanding of:

• Current scientific research that utilizes uses chimeras or clones

• Ethical issues related to this research and its potential applications

• The diversity of viewpoints regarding these issues

• The complexities involved in both the scientific and ethical dimensions of these topics


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USPTO to hold Open Source Software Community Meeting February 16, 2006

USPTO to hold Open Source Software Community Meeting February 16, 2006

The Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has created a partnership with the open source community to ensure that patent examiners have improved access to all available prior art relating to software code during the patent examination process.

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Cultural considerations are increasingly vital in multidisciplinary research

CONTACT: Carol Ryff (608) 262-9772, cryff@wisc.edu

PSYCHOLOGIST: MAKE CULTURE PART OF THE NEW COLLABORATIVE SCIENCE

MADISON-Cultural considerations are increasingly vital in multidisciplinary research as more scientists stray from narrowly focused studies to expansive, boundary-blurring questions, a University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologist will announce to attendees (May 27) at the 17th Annual Convention of the American Psychology Society in Los Angeles.

Academic fields are rapidly converging to form emerging hybrids with tongue-twisting names such as psychoneuroimmunology. But, Ryff says, integrative work cannot tell the whole story - or hope to create tailored, individualized interventions - unless researchers pay heed to the broader cultural context of their work.

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THE (STRONG NUCLEAR) FORCE TO BE WITH PHYSICISTS CONVERGING ON MADISON

THE (STRONG NUCLEAR) FORCE TO BE WITH PHYSICISTS CONVERGING ON MADISON

MADISON - Physicists from around the world will gather at Madison's Monona Terrace later this month (April 27-May 1) to explore the world of quarks - subatomic particles that represent the frontier of modern particle physics.

The meeting, which organizers believe may draw as many 250 particle physicists, will focus on the "strong nuclear force," a field also known as quantum chromodynamics, according to meeting organizer and UW-Madison physics Professor Wesley H. Smith.

At one time, scientists thought atoms were the smallest of nature's building blocks. It has only been in the past century that physicists realized that atoms are made up of even smaller particles, neutrons, protons and electrons. In the 1960s and 1970s, scientists discovered signs of internal structure within protons and neutrons, suggesting that these subatomic particles are composed of quarks and the gluons that bind them together.

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BTCI's Fourth Annual International Bioethics Forum to Focus on Biotechnology and the Brain

Fourth Annual International Bioethics Forum
Biotechnology and the Brain: From Therapy to Enhancement
April 21-22, 2005; BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute, Madison, WI

Focusing on the interface between neuroscience, molecular biology, medical applications and ethics, keynote presentations and concurrent sessions are designed to facilitate participants’ understanding of:
•Current scientific research related to neurological disorders
• Ethical issues related to this research and its potential applications
• The diversity of viewpoints regarding these issues
• The complexities involved in both the scientific and ethical dimensions of these topics

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MCW requests $25Million for Biomedical Research and Technology Incubator Facility

State of Wisconsin
Higher Education Subcommittee Hearing

Wednesday, November 17, 2004
10:30 a.m.
Room 201 South East
State Capitol
. . .

10. Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) – Request
release of $25,000,000 General Fund Supported
Borrowing to assist in the development and
construction of a Biomedical Research and
Technology Incubator Facility at a total estimated
project cost of $132,000,000.
Commitment for the state funds will be in the form of
a construction grant.
The grant was enumerated in 2001 Wisconsin Act 16.

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The selling of science

The selling of science
10:58 pm 11/13/04
Judy Newman Wisconsin State Journal

Leaders of 33 young technology companies are practicing their pitches as they prepare for the Wisconsin Life Sciences & Venture Conference in Madison on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Traditionally, it's a chance to show potential investors some of the area's brightest discoveries with the best prospects for success in the marketplace.

Companies with products aimed at curing cancer, preventing strokes and identifying malignant breast tumors are among those that will try to persuade venture capitalists and other early-stage backers, sometimes called angel investors, to put money into their technology.

And this year, organizers have tied in a second-day program showcasing some of the promising research at UW- Madison that's not yet ready for the marketplace.

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Face Transplant Ethics

The ethics of face transplants
Posted By: News-Medical in Medical Procedure News
Published: Thursday, 4-Nov-2004

The ethics of face transplants is among the issues to be discussed at the World Congress of Bioethics, which will be hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) next week.
Face Transplantation: Surveying the Preliminary Ethical Issues, follows the announcement by a British surgical team of their intention to attempt this controversial procedure.

While recognising that the technique carries too many risks to be sanctioned, the authors predict it cannot be long before it transcends from science fiction to reality.

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Morality of Nukes

Rep's 'Copenhagen' explores morality of nukes

By Kevin Lynch
October 24, 2004

The Madison Repertory Theatre is hosting onstage one of the world's mightiest and scariest entities: nuclear power, as embodied by two of the physicists who invented it.

Michael Frayn's Tony Award-winning play "Copenhagen,"?which opens Friday at 8 p.m. in the Overture Center's Promenade Hall and plays through Nov. 14, is also a very human story about friendship and trust.

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