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.

In Wisconsin, biohealth researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs work 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. Wisconsin has a highly educated workforce and a low cost of living—the best of both worlds, as is evidenced by our high concentration of companies and employment in biohealth fields.

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 whose technology draws international interest.

BIOHEALTH LEADERSHIP

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

46,000+

Biohealth industry jobs
“Wisconsin Biohealth Industry Landscape and Economic Impact Report,” prepared by TEConomy Partners LLC for BioForward, 2020

1,700+

Biohealth industry companies
“Wisconsin Biohealth Industry Landscape and Economic Impact Report,” prepared by TEConomy Partners LLC for BioForward, 2020

280

Medical device manufacturers in Wisconsin
“Wisconsin Biohealth Industry Landscape and Economic Impact Report,” prepared by TEConomy Partners LLC for BioForward, 2020
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BIOHEALTH INDUSTRY RESOURCES

BIOHEALTH COMPANIES IN WISCONSIN®

  • Alcami

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions

  • Covance

  • Epic Systems

  • Epicentre (Illumina)

  • Exact Sciences

  • Fujifilm

  • GE Healthcare

  • Gilson Inc.

  • Lucigen (LGC)

  • MilliporeSigma

  • Phillips-Medisize

  • PPD

  • Promega

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Zurex Pharma

“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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