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Biohealth

Biohealth2019-09-30T09:20:32-05:00

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.

47,000+

BIOHEALTH INDUSTRY JOBS
The Wisconsin biohealth industry offers wide-ranging careers, from medical devices to pharmaceuticals.

EMSI Q3 2019 dataset, Class of Worker category, QCEW Employees 2017 Employment and Infogroup

$3 BILLION

IN EXPORTS OF MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS AND BIOTECH AND PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS
Wisconsinites are keeping people around the world healthy from home.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division data via WISERTrade, 2018

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

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions

  • Covance

  • Epic Systems

  • Epicentre (Illumina)

  • Exact Sciences

  • GE Healthcare

  • Gilson Inc.

  • Lucigen (LGC)

  • MilliporeSigma

  • Phillips-Medisize

  • PPD

  • Promega

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

Kevin Conroy, CEO, Exact Sciences

“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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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

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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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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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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MY WISCONSIN STORY

Our residents are some of the happiest and most ambitious people in the nation—but don’t just take our word for it. Take theirs.

“Wisconsin’s uniquely integrated biohealth industry makes Wisconsin stand out both nationally and internationally. With over 107,000 directly supported biohealth jobs, 4,300 firms, and over $27 billion in economic impact, Wisconsin is quickly becoming a hub of biohealth and biomanufacturing excellence.”

LISA JOHNSON • CEO • BioForward

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