Medical College of Wisconsin

Wisconsin awards grant to Bridge to Cures to commercialize university R&D

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In an effort to deliver the benefits of medical discovery to patients seeking relief, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded a $140,000 grant to Bridge to Cures (B2C), a new nonprofit, to establish a new seed fund. The matching grant will enable B2C to provide seed money to entrepreneurs at academic institutions in southeastern Wisconsin seeking to translate their medical research and inventions into products and companies in the healthcare space.

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Boston Children’s Hospital partners on pharmacogenomics study in pediatric population

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Aiming to reduce adverse drug reactions—which affect some 70,000 children annually in the U.S.—a study at Boston Children’s Hospital, in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin(MCW) and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is using genetic information to predict children’s reactions to medications, ultimately enabling clinicians to select a more individualized therapy for the patient.

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