Textile producer offers innovative way to reduce hospital-acquired infections

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A veteran of the pharmaceutical industry and a biotechnology entrepreneur has a new venture — microbe-resistant textiles for hospitals. Lisa Grimes, the CEO, says PurThread Technologies is taking a different approach than most textile companies in this sector. Instead of treating the clothing and fabric after they are produced, it adds the protective coating at the beginning of the process with the thread. READ FULL STORY
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Study challenges basic assumptions about C. diff transmission

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A new study contradicts widely held assumptions about how Clostridium difficile infection occurs, which may lead long-term care providers to step up control measures. Most C. diff infection control protocols are based on a belief that symptomatic patients in healthcare settings are the primary sources of transmission. However, researchers in the United Kingdom have concluded this may not be true, based on genetic analysis of samples obtained from 1,223 people in Oxfordshire between 2007-2011. READ FULL STORY
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US Senator Baldwin visits with Isomark

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MADISON (WKOW) -- According to a study released earlier this year by the Kauffman Foundation, 46 states are ahead of Wisconsin in developing start-up businesses. Tammy Baldwin wants to help change that with her first piece of legislation in the U.S. Senate. Senator Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) is meeting with entrepreneurs across the state this week to discuss what would help them and encourage others to start their own companies. Isomark LLC, a Madison-based company, is working on getting FDA approval for a groundbreaking medical device. Read Full Story Additional Articles on Baldwin and Isomark: Wisconsin Technology Council: http://wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/newsroom/inside-wi/?ID=2161 Channel 3000 (CBS): http://www.channel3000.com/news/baldwins-first-legislation-designed-to-increase-jobs/-/1648/21396634/-/14gp47uz/-/index.html Wispolitics.com: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=302655  
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Mark Cook Awarded MIT Club’s Individual Tech Award

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Madison, Wis.- Mark Cook Ph. D., Board Chair and Founder of Isomark, LLC was recently awarded the MIT Club’s 2013 Individual Tech Award. This award is given annually for technological leadership in Wisconsin. This award is the highest award the MIT Club offers. The award was given in April of 2013 at the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery. Additional awards included Medium-Sized and Large Company awards given to TrafficCast and Promega, respectively. In addition to Board Chair at Isomark, Dr. Cook is a professor in the department of Animal Sciences at the University of Wisconsin and has over 20 patents in the US licensed to seven different companies.
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Isomark Newsletter, April 2013

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April 2013 The start of this year has been very busy for Isomark. We began by securing a bridge financing round, creating a medical advisory team, developing a regulatory pathway and planning our commercialization strategy. We look forward to accomplishing many milestones this year. Every few months we will update you on significant events. Best regards, Joe Kremer, CEO   BRIDGE ROUND COMPLETED Isomark recently completed an oversubscribed bridge round. This funding, along with future rounds, will help to cover funding requirements for building the business to a planned commercialization in 2015 of our breath monitoring technology. Thank you to our new investors who joined existing investors in finalizing the round. STATE of NEW YORK PROPOSES SEPSIS REGULATIONS The New York Times story about a boy whose sepsis went undiagnosed…
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Isomark to be honored as a breakthrough technology at symposium

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Isomark To Be Honored As A Breakthrough Technology Madison, Wis. – Isomark LLC, a medical device technology, was announced in early March as one of 30 breakthrough technologies to be honored at the sixth annual University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium.  The URES will be held April 3 in the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, Mass. The University Research and Entrepreneurship Symposium is an invitation-only event that showcases the top breakthrough technologies to leading New England venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.  Isomark and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will join the ranks of the 40 top research-driven universities such as Harvard, John Hopkins, MIT and UCLA. In five years of the URES, 13 companies have received $100 million in funding. “We are excited to be invited to present at…
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Local pediatric doctor honored for study featuring Isomark technology.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 12, 2012) Contact: Dave Kruse, interim-CEO, Isomark, LLC at dave.kruse@isomark.com   Local Pediatric Doctor Honored For Landmark Study Featuring Isomark Technology Madison, WI – Isomark, LLC, a medical device technology company focused on early detection of life-threatening infections, announced today that UW-Madison pediatric critical-care physician Juan P. Boriosi, M.D., was honored at the 2012 Midwest Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting.  Dr. Boriosi’s work demonstrates the usefulness of Isomark’s breath biomarker for early detection of sepsis, a severe infection also known as blood poisoning. Dr. Boriosi received the Sutherland Award for the outstanding abstract presentation by a junior faculty member.  His presentation detailed the results of his study, which was conducted to test the effectiveness of Isomark’s early detection technology on diagnosing sepsis.  Sepsis is one…
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