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2019-2020 Annual Report Now Available

A look back at the year's research, innovation and entrepreneurship highlights.

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WiSys selects 2020-2021 WiSys APPStart Challenge semifinalists

WiSys selected 25 mobile app ideas as semifinalists in the 2020-2021 WiSys APPStart Challenge in December. 

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How is a Milwaukee-based medtech company planning to transform the treatment of skin cancer?

Through development of an innovative platform technology that isolates the Cole relaxation frequency, a part of the impedance calculation that increases three orders of magnitude as cancer develops and advances, NovaScan is enabling extremely accurate inter-operative cancer detection, without the added size, complexity, and cost of alternative margin detection technologies. Novascan's first product, MarginScan™, is set to provide surgeons with an invaluable tool for use during Mohs procedures that enables them to shorten most procedures to an hour or less from up to the six hours they can take today.

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