Kathleen Gallagher: Why do schools like MIT excel in launching startups, while UWM and other area schools do so little?

UWM’s Sandra McLellan and MIT’s Eric Alm are among the world’s foremost experts at detecting very small organisms in very large quantities of sewage — a useful tool during the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite their similar research capabilities, Alm’s work is having a wider impact and creating more economic value and high-paying jobs.

The reason: A startup spinout called Biobot Analytics.