The Future
of Health
is Wisconsin

Now is an exciting time to be a part of Wisconsin’s biohealth industry – the frontier of life sciences and medical breakthroughs.

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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BrainXell is based on the proprietary technology of directed differentiation of human stem cells to highly enriched subclasses of neurons. BrainXell provides a range of high-purity, iPSC-derived human neurons for research and development with a focus on drug discovery. They are dedicated to delivering the highest quality products from both off-the-shelf neurons as well as any custom service projects.

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Eurofins USA Food Testing is hiring for full-time positions as Associate Analytical Chemists!

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Stem Pharm Joins Merck Digitial Sciences Studio Accelerator Program To Drive Innovations In Neurological Drug Discovery! This is an excellent opportunity for other companies to collaborate and network with Merck scientists that are experts in many different science applications.

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MDSS - Accelerating Health & Startups

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Join us in celebrating BrainXell’s impact on the Wisconsin biohealth community on this Member Monday. BrainXell aims to develop stem cell therapy for neurological injuries and diseases through collaboration with pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Welcome, Maci Camara, BioForward's new Member Engagement Marketing Associate. Maci is a recent grad of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Genetics & Genomics and Life Sciences Communication. She will assist in keeping members engaged with ...BioForward initiatives ensuring they get the most out of their membership. In her free time, Maci is often reading a book, baking, or watching Wisconsin sports.

BioForward is excited to welcome ATL Corp. to the BioForward membership and community. ATL is an ISO 13485;2016 certified, FDA registered, and cGMP compliant printing, converting, and contract manufacturer of custom labels, disposable medical devices, die-cut components, material laminations, and ...converted products for the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotech markets.

ATL is known for its problem-solving expertise in helping start-ups to Fortune 500 companies bring their products to life by providing technical support for material selection, product design, and process development, from concept through engineering and validation to full-scale manufacturing. #welcome