Rasmussen joins Forward BIO Institute as assistant director

Read the full article from the University of Wisconsin – Madison here. Cathy Rasmussen, an accomplished regenerative medicine and biomanufacturing researcher, has joined the recently established Forward BIO Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as assistant director. Rasmussen, who holds a PhD from UW-Madison in cellular and molecular biology and is an inventor on four…

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BioForward’s Annual Wisconsin Biohealth Summit Showcases Industry’s Economic Impact and Biomanufacturing Initiative

Read the full article from Business Wire here.    MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioForward, the member-driven association that serves as the voice of Wisconsin’s biohealth industry, held its annual Wisconsin Biohealth Summit on October 9th at the Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The 2018 Biohealth Summit had over 450 attendees and featured two keynote sessions, four panel discussions,…

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Forward BIO Institute awarded $5 million NIH grant

By: Alex Moe Read the full article from WisBusiness here.  UW-Madison’s Forward BIO Institute has been awarded $5 million from the National Institutes of Health for tissue manufacturing. The grant was announced yesterday at the Biohealth Summit by Professor Bill Murphy, the institute’s director. “This is a unique public-private collaboration that’s committed to advancing the…

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Biomanufacturing initiative launched in partnership with UW-Madison

Read more from the Wisconsin State Journal here.     Officials with UW-Madison, the biohealth industry and the state’s economic development agency announced the launch of a new biomanufacturing initiative Thursday to enhance opportunities for Wisconsin researchers and entrepreneurs. The collaborative effort, dubbed the Forward BIO Initiative, aims to build a shared laboratory space for startup…

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WEDC awards $750,000 grant to support development of biomanufacturing initiative

Read the full article from the Milwaukee Business Journal here.  A $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will support the establishment of a new biomanufacturing center. The center is part of the Forward BIO initiative, which is a collaborative effort to help entrepreneurs and researchers access the resources needed to turn discoveries into commercial products,…

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Forward Bio Initiative Launches with $750K Grant from WI Jobs Agency

Read the full story from Xconomy here.    The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) said Thursday that it has awarded $750,000 in grant funding to help launch a new biomanufacturing collaboration that aims to promote technological innovation and job creation in the Badger State. As Xconomy reported in August, the groups behind the collaboration—which they’re calling…

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Initiative focuses on advanced technology innovations in biomanufacturing

Initiative focuses on advanced technology innovations in biomanufacturing September 6, 2018 By David Tenenbaum For news media  A $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced today (Sept. 6) establishes the Forward BIO Initiative, a collaborative effort to make Wisconsin a recognized center of excellence for biomanufacturing. The new initiative “leverages one of our key long-term strengths…

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