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Accuray’s CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems Highlighted at World Conference on Lung Cancer

In the article below, one of the Wisconsin CAPCO program portfolio companies, Accuray, explains the benefits of the CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems for cancer patients:

Accuray Incorporated, the premier radiation oncology company, announced new clinical data highlighting the ability of its CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and its TomoTherapy® Radiation Therapy System to treat a wide range of patients with lung cancer and lung metastases. The new outcome data was presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, the leading global forum for lung cancer and thoracic oncology research and practice, which took place July 3-7, 2011 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Alesi Promotes Partnership with Silver

Senator Jim Alesi is working with Speaker Sheldon Silver to pass legislation in New York that authorizes a CAPCO program:

Republican Sen. Jim Alesi, who has broken ranks with his party to support gay marriage, and done so vocally, is now promoting his work with Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat and someone Republicans in upstate New York have made a habit of characterizing as a villain.

“Senator Alesi teams with Speaker Silver to assist New York businesses,” read the headline on Alesi’s news release: “Senator Jim Alesi (R,C,I – Perinton) and Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver joined forces to pass legislation that will assist businesses in New York State receive capital that is not available from traditional commercial banks through all stages of development – prestart-up, start-up, expansion, or survival.”
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Q&A: Deal Maker John Neis Works to Connect Ideas with Venture Capital

The Capital Times interviewed John Neis on the benefits of CAPCO programs in Wisconsin:

Those who follow Wisconsin’s economic development scene know the state suffers from a lack of investment dollars to help new companies get off the ground.

One figure often cited is that Wisconsin is home to 1.84 percent of the U.S. population and receives 2.15 percent of the nation’s academic research spending but attracts just 0.11 percent of the available venture capital.

For more than 25 years, John Neis has been working to change that. As managing director of Venture Investors, Neis has been involved in many of the state’s high-tech success stories.

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