At BioForward, we have the vision and resources to grow Wisconsin’s companies developing high-tech value solutions that define the future of healthcare.
Vision. Boldly go where no association has gone before.
We continually develop and implement initiatives that connect and grow companies:
We are developing an identity for Wisconsin’s bio-health community so we can compete on the global stage and open the door for greater investment activity, as well as talent acquisition and retention:
In Wisconsin, we have the opportunity to develop unique solutions by pulling together these diverse sectors:
BioForward was founded in 1987, as the Wisconsin Biotechnology Association, a partnership among leaders in Wisconsin’s emerging biotechnology industry. The association joined forces in 2002 with the medical device manufacturers, and became the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association. The organization was rebranded in 2009 as BioForward. Over the past decade our membership has grown to include key industry sectors across a broad cross-section of bio-health specialties including health IT, drug development, medical devices, and research instrumentation and reagents. Our focus starting in 2016 is advocating on behalf of Wisconsin’s industry strength in healthcare solutions and research. We have implemented a new logo and placed emphasis that BioForward represents this impactful industry for the state of Wisconsin.