MADISON — The first-ever magazine about Wisconsin’s life sciences industry has been published by the Wisconsin Technology Council in cooperation with the state Department of Commerce and other sponsors. The 24-page, full-color magazine will be distributed at the June 6-9 BIO international convention in San Francisco and used for other out-of-state marketing efforts.

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The magazine, titled “Life Sciences: Wisconsin – The Smart Choice,” includes sections on the state’s research base, its tech transfer process, company creation, quality of life, key contacts and the “I-Q Corridor” that binds Chicago, Wisconsin and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Testimonials from leading figures in Wisconsin’s life sciences community, such as Professor James Thomson of the UW-Madison, Carl Gulbrandsen of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Bill Linton of Promega, help describe why Wisconsin is a great place to do research, build a company and live.

The magazine tells Wisconsin’s life sciences story to an audience that may include potential life sciences workers, companies considering relocation or expansion, or investors searching for opportunities.

“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.

Also look for serialized versions of the magazine at starting Tuesday, June 2, and on the Wisconsin Technology Network web site at

Sponsors include the Department of Commerce, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Medical College of Wisconsin, University Research Park and Grant Thornton. Design work was provided by Makin’ Hey! Communications and Tingalls Dzyn, both of Madison.

To inquire about obtaining printed copies, contact Liz Katz at 608.442.7557 or at