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WiSys is a non-profit supporting organization of the UW System, serving as the dedicated technology transfer office for 11 universities.

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WiSys SPARK Symposium Virtual Series

In place of WiSys’ popular summer in-person symposium—which honors research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the UW System—WiSys will present a series of virtual events for students, faculty and staff this summer. You don’t have to be in-person to spark ideas and collaborations.

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2019-2020 WiSys Annual Report

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

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What are UW-Platteville researchers doing to help law enforcement detect new and emerging illicit drugs in the field?

Color tests have long provided law enforcement with an effective way to screen suspected illicit drugs when they are encountered in the field, but there are currently no tests available for detection of emergent drugs. Drs. Joseph Wu and Chuck Cornett of UW-Platteville have undertaken research to address this current market need and have developed prototype tests for the colorimetric detection of synthetic cathinones and cocaine.

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