Innovation and Commercialization Specialists

Abram Becker

Expertise in commercial strategy for pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, and diagnostics. Start-up, non-profit, & Fortune 500 experience.

Cecily Brose

Expertise in consumer product development and commercialization. Led innovation platforms in the food industry.

David Ertl

Product management and strategy expertise in information technology. Silicon Valley, start-up, and Fortune 500 experience.

Kieran Furlong

Expertise in early-stage company building, venture capital, cleantech, agtech and manufacturing. VC investor & start-up veteran.

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Study finds Madison area needs national partnerships to thrive

The Madison area is in a lot better shape economically than most other metropolitan areas of the U.S., but to propel the region into a top-echelon position it will take a lot more collaboration, education, …

Double dipping: Dual-action ‘slippery’ catheter fights bacteria

A super-slippery coating being developed at a University of Wisconsin–Madison lab could benefit medical catheters, factory equipment, and even someday, oil tankers. The coating contains a lubricating oil that resists the attachment of bacteria. A first commercial target is catheters, which are used to deliver or remove fluids in medicine. Catheters are frequently colonized by […]

New CEO for Cellular Logistics, Madison heart repair startup

Noted: Cellular Logistics’ Tandem HF technology, discovered by chief science officer Eric Schmuck in the research labs of cardiologist Amish Raval at the UW-Madison, is based on combining a framework of proteins derived from cardiac …