BioForward Wisconsin, a pioneering non-profit dedicated to advancing the state’s biohealth industry, proudly unveils its strategic expansion into Eau Claire. This pivotal move extends the organization’s unwavering commitment to empower and champion biohealth innovators and manufacturers across the expansive northwest and western regions Wisconsin.
The decision to anchor roots in these regions is a testament to BioForward’s commitment to fostering a vibrant biohealth ecosystem in Wisconsin. With a vision to establish a personalized medicine technology hub within the state, the establishment of the Eau Claire office marks a pivotal step towards achieving this industry-wide objective. It is also testament to BioForward’s dedication to fostering groundbreaking advancements in Wisconsin’s biohealth landscape, encompassing not just biohealth but also the critical sectors of manufacturing and biomanufacturing.
“Our vision is bold,” declared Lisa Johnson, CEO of BioForward. “We are resolute in creating a thriving and interconnected statewide network that fuels innovation, supports burgeoning startups, enables company expansions, and cultivates an agile, skilled workforce to drive the future of biohealth in Wisconsin and personalized medicine worldwide.”
At the helm of BioForward’s Eau Claire endeavor stands Maci Camara, appointed as both Eau Claire Office Director and BioForward’s Member Engagement Manager. Camara’s remarkable expertise, backed by a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Genomics coupled with Life Sciences Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, position her as an exceptional leader poised to drive initiatives in these critical regions.
To ensure accessibility and engagement within the community, BioForward will soon introduce open office hours at multiple locations throughout the Northwest region. This initiative will provide an opportunity for direct interaction, fostering collaborations, and offering guidance to biohealth enthusiasts. For those eager to connect in person before these sessions commence, please reach out to [email protected].
The opening of the Eau Claire office signifies BioForward’s dedication to nurturing innovation, collaboration, and growth within the biohealth sector. By providing localized support and resources, BioForward seeks to catalyze advancements, drive economic development, and propel Wisconsin to the forefront of personalized medicine technology.
As we gear up for the Wisconsin Biohealth Tech Hub designation Phase II application in February, our expansion into these regions underscores the pivotal role they play in the future of biohealth and personalized medicine in Wisconsin. The synergy between Eau Claire, Stout, La Crosse, and the broader western-northwest region amplifies our potential to shape the biohealth landscape, marking an exciting chapter in our mission to transform possibilities into realities.
BioForward Wisconsin represents more than 230 member organizations across an integrated network of health solution leaders, including research institutions, biotech and biopharma, digital health, healthcare systems, and medical device, and diagnostics. It is an action-oriented association that focuses on initiatives to strengthen the state’s biohealth industry. BioForward was the lead consortium member on Wisconsin’s successful Phase I Tech Hub Designation Application. Learn more about BioForward Wisconsin at www.bioforward.org.
Rissa Guffey (she/her)
Director of Marketing & Communications