Membership

Being a Member of BioForward

At BioForward, we have the vision and resources to grow Wisconsin’s companies developing high-value solutions that define the future of healthcare. We ensure through our proactive advocacy that your voice is heard on legislative issues that affect your business. Through our programming and events, we provide networking opportunities to build your professional network and educate you on the trends of our industry and the success stories happening in Wisconsin. We are focused on retaining and attracting high tech talent to our state and we are dedicated to promoting our industry strengths through ongoing communications and major events.

Membership Catergories

Base Membership:

Biohealth companies, related organizations, and industry affiliates who want to get involved in the integrated health solutions industry and take advantage of BioForward’s numerous member benefits such as free event attendance, select savings program, legislative advocacy and more.

Medallion Membership:

Biohealth companies, related organizations, and industry affiliates that are ready to make an impact on the community and take advantage of everything BioForward has to offer including free passes and sponsorship of large events, free advertisement and logo promotion on our site, free job postings, exclusive VIP invites to networking events with industry leaders, and much more.

Position your company as a thought leader in our growing biohealth industry in Wisconsin.  This level of memberships is for organizations that want to be at the center of BioForward Events and show their commitment to the community.

Membership Fees

Membership Benefits

Complimentary Event Registration

Select Savings Program Eligibility

Promotion of Member Company Activity & News

Networking & Partnering Opportunities

Medallion Member Benefits

Exclusive VIP Networking Events

Free Digital and Event Advertising

Complimentary Event & Summit Passes

Free Job Postings

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.

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.

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.

Industry Suppliers & 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.

Testimonials:

“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 Red Arrow Labs

Ready to Become a Member?

Thank You Medallion Members!

Aurora | Silver
Catalent | Gold
Mallinckrodt | Gold
Yahara Software | Silver
Exact Sciences | Gold
Eurofins | Bronze
PPD | Bronze
Lucigen | Bronze Medallion Member
Scientific Protein Labs | Bronze Medallion Member
Teramedica | Silver Member
Illumina | Silver Member
Alcami | Bronze Member
Foley | Bronze Member
PhRMA | Silver Member
Concordia University Wisconsin | Bronze Member
Covance | Silver Member
WARF | Gold Member
University Research Park | Silver Member
ThermoFisher Scientific | Platinum Member
Promega | Silver Member
Merck | Silver Member
Madison Gas and Electric | Bronze Member
Hausmann Johnson | Bronze Member
Gilson | Bronze Member
GE Healthcare | Gold Member
Findorff | Silver Member
Chubb | Bronze Member
Cellular Dynamics | Silver Member
Abbvie | Silver Member