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Biohealth

Biohealth2018-10-24T10:48:06+00:00

CREATING THE INTEGRATED HEALTH SOLUTIONS OF TOMORROW

Wisconsin is addressing global health and sustainability challenges and propelling the world toward better solutions through proven expertise across the full biohealth spectrum, including medical devices and diagnostics, biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals, digital health and health research.

Wisconsin innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs are working side-by-side to address the world’s evolving health challenges. Wisconsin boasts some of the nation’s top research institutes, with the University of Wisconsin-Madison investing more than $1 billion annually in research and development. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), founded in 1925, is among the oldest and most successful technology transfer offices in the nation. Technology transfer offices at the Wisconsin System Technology Foundation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University and the Blood Center of Wisconsin also provide assistance for researchers and inventors to commercialize their discoveries, helping to ensure that scientific breakthroughs reach their potential to save and enhance lives.

Due to Wisconsin’s strength in multiple subsectors of biohealth, the state has become an attractive destination for foreign direct investment. Many biohealth startups in Wisconsin have grown into thriving companies with valuable technology drawing international interest.

Wisconsin’s culture of discovery and dedication to improving human health around the world creates opportunities for business, career and personal fulfillment.

BIOHEALTH LEADERSHIP

Wisconsin is consistently ranked at the top, from health care and cost of living to career opportunities and industry development.

44,000+

INDUSTRY JOBS
The Wisconsin biohealth industry offers wide-ranging careers, from programming to regulation.

Wisconsin Bioscience Economic Development, 2017

$2.3 MILLION

IN MEDICAL INSTRUMENT EXPORTS
Wisconsinites are keeping people around the world healthy from home.

Global Trade Information Services, 2016

1,900+

INDUSTRY COMPANIES
Biohealth is continuously growing and evolving to meet the globe's needs.

2015 Wisconsin Bioscience Economic Development Report

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BIOHEALTH INDUSTRY RESOURCES

BIOHEALTH COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN®

  • Alcami

  • Cellectar Biosciences

  • Cellular Dynamics

  • Exact Sciences

  • GE Healthcare

  • Gilson

  • Lucigen

  • Neuwave Medical

  • Promega

  • Stemina

  • Stratatech

  • Zurex Pharma Agra

“We have an ecosystem that can help propel the Wisconsin economy forward while making a difference in health care. We are doing great things for patients and we are doing great things for the economy.”

Kevin Conroy, CEO, Exact Sciences
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SUCCESS STORIES

Lucigen

Lucigen is a privately held company with 60 employees, based in Middleton and manufacturing over 90 percent of its product portfolio in Middleton.
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Aldevron

Aldevron

The company's Madison location specializes in the use of recombinant DNA to develop and produce proteins with commercial or therapeutic value.
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Cellara

The company's CultureTrax software organizes and stores data to streamline the information collection process for stem cell scientists.
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HealthMyne

The Madison-based company has developed a clinically driven quantitative imaging platform for radiologists and oncologists.
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[m]pirik

The Milwaukee-based company has pioneered methods of improving patients’ experiences and outcomes using software to simplify patient data collection and analysis for doctors in orthopedic clinics.
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BluDiagnostics

The Madison-based company developed a device and mobile app that use a woman's saliva to measure hormone levels.
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Isomark LLC

The Madison-based company developed technology that uses breath markers to detect infections earlier.
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Remedy Analytics

The health care technology company plans to more than double its workforce in the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee.
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Exact Sciences

The company developed a convenient at-home test to screen for colorectal cancer, and relocated from Boston to Madison in 2009.
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Phillips-Medisize

From humble beginnings as a small plastics company in Phillips, Wisconsin in 1964, Phillips-Medisize has grown to be a worldwide leader in designing products and manufacturing processes for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
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Catalent Pharma Solutions

Catalent Pharma Solutions

An expansion of the company's Madison facility will add more than 100 jobs.
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Mortara Instrument Inc.

The maker of medical devices will consolidate its operations in a new, larger facility in Milwaukee.
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Forward Health Group

The Madison-based company aims to change the world by fixing health care.
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PreventionGenetics

PreventionGenetics is an international leader in genetic testing, DNA banking and genomics research.
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ConsortiEX Inc.

The health technology startup, which designs and installs high-tech software for health care institutions, chose to establish its headquarters in Milwaukee.
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Lucigen Dx

A surprise discovery leads Middleton-based Lucigen Corp. down a path of developing rapid point-of-care medical tests.
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NeuWave Medical

NeuWave Medical

NeuWave Medical, based in Madison, develops tools that deliver energy to the human body to treat a variety of serious medical conditions ...
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Swoop-Med LLC

Swoop-Med LLC

A joint venture applies new analytical methods to a one-of-a-kind dataset in pursuit of a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
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Shine Medical Technologies

Shine Medical Technologies started in 2010 when founder Greg Piefer, with a doctorate degree in nuclear engineering from UW-Madison, patented a new method ...
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TESTIMONIALS

Wisconsin’s strong economic engine is helping businesses across the state maximize their success. Learn how companies are thriving by exploring our testimonials.

“Being located in Wisconsin allows us to leverage the state’s strengths as a premier global hub for energy and water. These strengths include strong state support for water technology and a leading electric-drive and generator industry, all supported by a framework of higher education institutions that lead the world in these fields.”

RENDAL MUELLER • PARTNER, CADENS LLC • MILWAUKEE, WI

“The Jackson and Sturtevant locations provide Kerry and our customers with value-added benefits, including a strong talent pool, robust transportation infrastructure and central proximity to our North American customers and suppliers.”

JAMES EGAN • DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT, KERRY • JACKSON AND STURTEVANT, WI

“We know of Wisconsin’s reputation for its great growers and fertile land. In addition to its proximity to key markets, we chose DeForest because we recognize shared values that have long been important to us: family, community, helping others and always being down-to-earth.”

ANGELA SANTIAGO • CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, LITTLE POTATO • DEFOREST, WI

“We have an ecosystem that can help propel the Wisconsin economy forward while making a difference in health care. We are doing great things for patients and we are doing great things for the economy.”

KEVIN CONROY, CEO, EXACT SCIENCES