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Friday, May 04, 2007

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Wisconsin Biotech Facts and Figures

1st The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is the oldest academic tech-transfer organization in the county. It handles 300-plus disclosures per year from professors and researchers. Over time, WARF has received 1,605 patents. It holds 930 active patents, of which 101 were awarded in 2006 and 74 in 2005. License revenue ranks among the nation's top five.

1st Recent research by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Markets magazine and executive search firm SpencerStuart shows that the University of Wisconsin has produced the leading number of graduates who are CEOs of major public companies -- more than Harvard in the Fortune 500 and tying Harvard in the S&P 500.

4th UW-Madison's rank among public universities in research spending ($799M), placing it ahead of Harvard University and in a class with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Top 25 Where you'll find UW-Madison's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Business, Department of Computer Sciences and College of Engineering in national rankings.

100 Estimated number of researchers involved in human embryonic stem cell research at UW-Madison, an effort headed by Dr. James Thomson.

22,000 Workers in biotech or medical device companies statewide. In Dane County alone (Madison area), there are 510 high-tech businesses of all descriptions.

$25-$30 million Total value of sponsored research at the Marshfield Clinic, which is among the largest private clinics in the nation. It hosts one of the largest "personalized medicine" projects outside Iceland.

$130 million Research conducted by the Medical College of Wisconsin conducts in research each year, placing it among the nation's top 100 institutions.

$150 million In private and public investments made in the Institutes for Discovery, a UW-Madison facility that will serve as a hub for interdisciplinary research.

$1 billion Total academic R&D spending in Wisconsin per year. Other research leaders include Marquette University, the UW-Milwaukee and other UW System campuses.

Source: Wisconsin Technology Council

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