Jim Dahlberg Awarded 2024 Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

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Congrats to Jim Dahlberg who received one of three 2024 Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Award.

Jim received this prestigious recognition from campus for his long history of entrepreneurship.  The Dahlberg lab research on DNA and RNA led to multiple patents through the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Jim co-founded Cambridge BioTech Corp, and in 1993, he and UW chemistry professor Lloyd Smith co-founded the UW spinout Third Wave Technologies. Third Wave went public in 2001 and was sold in 2008 for $580 million. Its intellectual property was later licensed by Exact Sciences, now a multibillion-dollar cancer screening and diagnostics company. Dahlberg’s discoveries not only benefitted countless patients but also contribute to Madison’s standing as a national center for biohealth innovation.

Read and learn more about Jim’ s entrepreneurial achievements here!