The Evolution
of Healthcare
is in Wisconsin

Now is an exciting time to be a part of Wisconsin’s biohealth industry – as we lead the evolution of healthcare by charting the path to personalized medicine.

BioForward Wisconsin is the collective voice of Wisconsin’s robust and comprehensive biohealth cluster.

Wisconsin is ranked in the top 10 most livable states

total state economic impact contributed by the biohealth industry

in biohealth jobs compared to state averages

supported by biohealth

Wisconsin is home to a booming biohealth cluster, full of talented people, unique companies, and endless opportunities. BioForward supports the industry through initiatives that foster collaboration, lead advocacy, facilitate education, and promote the region’s opportunities and successes.

Our Work

Positioning the Industry for Growth

BioForward has a central role in helping position the State’s biohealth industry for growth. Through facilitating the interrelationships that drive collaboration, advocacy efforts, savings and reward programs, and investment in unique programs and initiatives, BioForward positions the industry for long-term success.

Networking & Connections




Promoting the Industry/Region

BioForward promotes both the State and the industry to achieve a host of goals. BioForward serves as the collective marketing voice, touting the cluster’s unique and diverse capabilities and earning recognition as a national and international leader. BioForward also helps develop a sense of pride around the region and industry that ripples throughout the State and beyond.

Talent Investment

Thought Leadership


Our Members

Our members represent every step in the biohealth chain

from research through commercialization and include some of the biggest names and most exciting start-ups in the industry.

Our Medallion Members

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Latest News

Latest Blogs

🚀 Exciting News! 🚀 Elephas Biosciences Corporation just raised $55 million in Series C funding, led by Venture Investors Health Fund and State of Wisconsin Investment Board! 🌐 This brings their total funding to $116.5 million.

🌍 Join us in supporting Elephas as they pave the ...way for a new diagnostic era in immunotherapy, improving access and outcomes for patients! 🎗️💙 #Advancements #BiotechBreakthroughs

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Elephas Announces $55 Million in Series C Funding - BioForward Wisconsin

Elephas Biosciences Corporation (Elephas), a private company, announced today that it has raised $55 million in Series C funding. Venture Investors...

🔬 Exciting Opportunity in Biomanufacturing! 🔬

Join Waisman Biomanufacturing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Process Development and Manufacturing Scientist! 🌐 Explore diverse client projects, develop a broad skillset, and become a subject matter expert (SME) in this ...dynamic role. #Biomanufacturing #ScienceCareers #UWMadison

To learn more about this position, visit:

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Process Development and Manufacturing Scientist - Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job Summary: As a Process Development and Manufacturing Scientist, every day will be a different adventure based on a wide variety of client ...

Join the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) for a Health Care / Life Sciences focused #webinar titled, “The Business of Health Care: Understanding Key Financial Indicators in Your Industry”. 💼 During this 60-minute webinar we will explore ...the key drivers of the #revenue cycle, expense management and the impact of #technology, and key traditional metrics that measure performance versus new, #emerging metrics. 👏

After this webinar attendees will be better equipped to:

- Balance what you care about versus what are the challenges in your organization.
- Ask questions of high-level financial experts to help expand your knowledge and help make better decisions.

To learn more about this event, visit:

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Lead Better in 2024: Tips for Your Leadership Development Goals. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

What are your leadership intentions for 2024? If you’re like most leaders, you’re probably focused on setting goals for your teams and helping...

🔬 Exciting News in Wisconsin's Biotech Scene! 🌐 Back in October, Wisconsin earned a federal Tech Hub designation for Personalized Medicine from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, placing the state at the forefront of the Biotech industry. 🏆

WMTV 15 News caught up ...with Lisa Johnson, CEO of BioForward Wisconsin, to discuss the significance of this achievement. The federal government recognized areas pioneering cutting-edge technologies, and Wisconsin emerged victorious among 192 applications, securing a spot among the top 16%. #wibiohealthtechhub #edatechhubs

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The Evolutionof Healthcareis in Wisconsin Now is an exciting time to be a part of Wisconsin’s biohealth industry – as we lead the evolution of...

🌟 Exciting News! 🌟 Wisconsin's BioHealth industry is set for a significant boost! Senator Duey Stroebel and Rep. Amanda Nedweski are championing a bill that could secure $7.5 million in state matching funds for the Wisconsin BioHealth Tech Hub. This initiative aims to drive economic ...growth and establish the state as a leader in biohealth innovation.

The funding, backed by federal grants, will propel the consortium's efforts in scaling up personalized medicine technologies. BioForward CEO Lisa Johnson highlights the importance of this investment, emphasizing its role in positioning Wisconsin for global competitiveness.

Let's support this pivotal move toward innovation and economic development! Learn more about this groundbreaking initiative in a recent podcast featuring BioForward Wisconsin CEO Lisa Johnson:

#wibiohealthtechhub #edatechhubs

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WisBusiness: the Podcast with Lisa Johnson, BioForward Wisconsin | WisBusiness

WisBusiness: the Podcast with Lisa Johnson, BioForward Wisconsin October 26, 2023 This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” is with ...