Stem cell pioneer James Thomson and biotech entrepreneur Ralph Kauten received achievement awards at the 2016 Wisconsin BioHealth Summit in Madison on Tuesday.

Thomson, who won the 2016 Hector F. DeLuca Scientific Achievement Award, was the first scientist in the world in 1998 to isolate and culture human embryonic stem cells, and he has had many achievements since, said Carl Gulbrandsen, former managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which does technology transfer for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read the full story here.