The Future of
Integrated Health
is Wisconsin

Now is an exciting time to be a part of Wisconsin’s Biohealth Innovation Territory (BIT) – 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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Latest News

Latest Blogs

BioForward is launching a new webinar series to aid our companies in attracting and retaining talent. The first of this new series will be on December 15 from 12 p.m.-1:00 p.m. The webinar titled Attracting Global Talent: Employers’ Guide to Understanding & Navigating US Work Visas will ...feature subject-matter expert Raluca Vais-Ottosen, partner and immigration attorney with DeWitt LLP - Law Firm. The presentation will cover work visa types, eligibility factors, general procedure, and processing timelines to help U.S. employers attract highly skilled scientists, technicians, engineers, and more.

BioForward recognizes that the unprecedented workforce shortage of recent years has become a barrier to many member companies. While there are several working visa options for international talent, this webinar will focus on visas that are:
• Widely used for hiring international talent
• Require little to no financial and legal complexities

Learn how RAMLOW/STEIN develops facilities in advanced scientific markets that inspire creative thinking, technological innovation, and a sense of community. Read more about this Milwaukee-based architecture and interior design company in our latest member profile.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison was recently named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. Learn more about what that means and how UW has contributed to Wisconsin's economy.

#wisconsin #innovation #economics

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University of Wisconsin–Madison named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

UW–Madison's deep commitment to innovation, development and community engagement in Wisconsin has earned the recognition, awarded to nine...

Wisconsin Health News recently published a fantastic summary of the Theranostics panel from our 2022 #WisconsinBiohealthSummit! If you missed it or want a recap, this short article is a must-read!

#theranostics #innovation #wisconsin #biohealth

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Wisconsin is poised to make strides in theranostics, a growing field that centers around using the same drug to diagnose and treat disease by...