Why Join BioForward?

Why Join BioForward?

BioForward’s programs and memberships are designed to support members through business networking events, advocacy on behalf of the industry, exclusive rebates through our select savings program, and educational and speaker programming.

A key benefit offered by BioForward membership is in knowing that you are an integral part of an active industry community that is united behind the vision of making Wisconsin a leader in integrated health solutions, so that we can continue to be a more powerful force in this state and our nation. The strength of this community is reflected in the valuable connections made between our members, and the opportunities provided to help individuals grow their businesses and Wisconsin’s economy.

Click here to learn more about our past membership year in our 2016 Annual Report!

How We Can Benefit Your Company:

Small Companies & Start-Ups

  • BioForward, in partnership with WEDC, offers small business scholarships to a variety of international conferences, allowing small Wisconsin biohealth industries to gain further exposure to the industry and its thought leaders.
  • We offer programs and networking events throughout the year, ensuring opportunities to develop business relationships with potential partners and investors.
  • BioForward helps connect start-ups with business opportunities, partners and solution providers to save you time and money. Our staff can help you by working with our expansive network to identify key contacts.
  • Our Select Savings Program can directly impact your bottom line by providing substantial savings on lab supplies, liability insurance and more.

Biohealth, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Companies

  • BioForward has a partnership with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), advocating for shared policy objectives to ensure that biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are represented in Washington, DC and Wisconsin.
  • BioForward is well connected with Wisconsin institutions, universities, and organizations that offer exclusive partnering, business development, and collaboration opportunities for your company.
  • Our Select Savings Program provides your company exclusive discounts and rebates on Fisher scientific products, industrial gases, lab equipment, and more.

Industry Affiliates & Service Providers

  • BioForward hosts programming and networking events throughout the year, ensuring opportunities to develop business relationships with potential customers and partners.
  • BioForward offers tables for vendors and service providers at our annual Summit, with over 300 attendees each year. We additionally have number of sponsorship opportunities to increase the reach of your business’s message.
  • BioForward serves as a direct resource for client referral when appropriate.
  • Our Select Savings Program can save your company money by providing substantial savings on liability insurance, shipping services, office supplies, and more.

Medical Device and Diagnostics Companies

  • BioForward has a close partnership with the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) to ensure that Wisconsin’s medical device industry’s voice is heard on a federal level.
  • BioForward advocates on behalf of Wisconsin medical device companies at the state legislative level.
  • Our Select Savings Program provides your company exclusive discounts and rebates on Fisher scientific products, industrial gases, lab equipment, business services, and more.

Digital Health Companies

  • We offer programs and networking events throughout the year, ensuring opportunities to develop business relationships with potential partners, health care institutions, and investors.
  • BioForward offers small business scholarships to the annual HIMMS Health IT conference, with preference given to BioForward members.
  • BioForward has a close partnership with the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) to ensure that Wisconsin’s digital health industry’s voice is heard on a federal level.
  • BioForward helps connect digital health with business opportunities, partners and solution providers to save you time and money. Our staff can help you by working with our expansive network to identify key contacts.
  • Our Select Savings Program can directly impact your bottom line by providing substantial savings on office supplies, secure document sharing, business services and more.

Large Companies

  • BioForward maintains open lines of communication with the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation through regular meetings, roundtable discussions and participation in BIO and AdvaMed annual fly-ins.
  • BioForward builds and maintains strong relationships with legislative leaders on the state and federal level. By emphasizing the health and economic benefits of a strong biohealth industry, our champions in government have achieved many legislative victories including the passing of the 21st Century Cures Act,  S. 1767, the Combination Product Regulatory Fairness Act, and the H.R. 160 which would repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax.
  • Our large BioForward Forums and annual Biohealth Summit offer effective opportunities for business development, visibility and messaging.
  • All member-company employees are invited to take advantage of all benefits, including complimentary or discounted event registration.
  • BioForward has a partnership with the University of Wisconsin system and features an exclusive career center on our website to draw top-tier talent to your company.

Testimonials:

“BioForward connects a crucial segment of our state’s economy - companies interested in advancing global health. They bring value to members by providing industry perspective, legislative momentum and a forum for innovation.”

-Cynthia LaConte, CEO of The Dohmen Company

“BioForward is critical component of the BioHealth ecosystem in Wisconsin. We appreciate their efforts with the purchasing consortium as it translates into significant cost savings for Aldevron’s operation. We are also grateful for their work promoting Bio-manufacturing in the State.”

-Tom Foti, VP, General Manager of Aldevron

"BioForward has been an important part of my professional life since starting Anteco Pharma in 2004. The organization has given me the opportunity to keep up to date with the biotechnology and medical industries through conferences, speakers and regular on-line postings / e-mails. I have also benefited from and participated in legislative advocacy of issues vital to me and my business. Most important, however, has been the opportunity to network with individuals in the larger biotech community who have positively affected the success of my business and my personal life."

-Howard Teeter, President – Anteco Pharma

"BioForward is great, [they] get the message out there that we are doing something that is pretty impressive here in Wisconsin."

-Dale Mittlestaedt, President of Read Arrow Labs

"Wisconsin needs to learn how to work together better . . . [we need to try] to find a way that more events like this and for groups like BioForward can come together and allow for that sharing."

-Michael Barbouche, CEO of Forward Health

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