31 May WTC launches Wisconsin Life Science magazine
MADISON – The Wisconsin Technology Council has published the first-ever magazine about Wisconsin’s life sciences industry. The 24-page publication highlights the state’s research base, technology-transfer process, company creation, quality of life, key contacts and the “I-Q Corridor” that joins Chicago, Wisconsin and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The publication titled, Life Sciences: Wisconsin – The Smart Choice was sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Medical College of Wisconsin, University Research Park and Grant Thornton, tells Wisconsin’s life sciences story to an audience that may include life sciences workers, companies considering relocation or expansion and investors searching for opportunities.
“The objective was, for the first time, to try to piece together an outreach piece about life sciences in Wisconsin that was not institution specific,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. “We’ve had pieces that were prepared by UW-Madison or the Medical College or the Marshfield Clinic … but, to my knowledge, there has not been a single publication that we can distribute, primarily out of state, to show the totality of life sciences in Wisconsin – from the lab bench to technology transfer to company creation.”
The magazine features commentary from Wisconsin’s leading visionaries who address the question “Why Wisconsin for Life Sciences.” Columnists include Professor James Thomson of the UW-Madison, Carl Gulbrandsen of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Bill Linton of Promega, who describe why Wisconsin is a great place to do research, build a company and live.
“This comprehensive guide highlights Wisconsin’s growing prominence in life sciences and makes clear that Gov. Jim Doyle’s administration is committed to fostering the continuing development of this important industry,” said Commerce Secretary Cory L. Nettles.
The publication be distributed at the June 6-9 BIO international convention in San Francisco and used for other out-of-state marketing efforts.
The Wisconsin Technology Network has arranged to post excerpts from “Life Sciences: Wisconsin – The Smart Choice,” over the next few weeks and is currently available in serialized version in both HTML and PDF formats. Read the first installment – From the mind to the lab bench: Research in Wisconsin.