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Thursday, May 03, 2007

 3:12 PM 

Notable Quotes - Life Sciences in Wisconsin

"Wisconsin is a great place to do business because of its quality of life, and its great public schools from kindergarten to Ph.D and the University of Wisconsin System. The university receives more federal research funding than any other public university in the country. It is a national leader in biotechnology and its life science faculty is one of the largest in the country. To bring these advantages to the marketplace, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is ready to help any business gain access to the wealth of discoveries from the University of Wisconsin campuses. WARF is recognized nationally for its ability to work with industry, to transfer technology from the lab bench to the marketplace."

Carl Gulbrandsen
Managing Director, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

"Wisconsin supports and enhances Promega's key values: continued innovation, customer responsiveness and quality of life.

Close proximity to world-class research institutions, such as the University of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin, generates a wealth of creative opportunity. Having neighbors like these, along with other innovative high-tech businesses, fosters collaborations that are critical to keep pace with the needs of our customers worldwide.

Promega is headquartered in Madison, consistently voted one of the country's "most livable cities." Complimented by lakes and natural beauty, with a growing arts district rivaling the best in the Midwest, Madison offers a rich, balanced environment that contributes to attracting and retaining top talent. Combined with the state's top-ten ranking in education and ease of travel, Wisconsin proves a wonderful place to live and work."

Bill Linton
President & CEO, Promega Corporation

"Researchers at the University of Wisconsin make discoveries across the campus that businesses need to stay competitive and create new products. My discovery of human embryonic stem cells not only has the vast potential to find treatments and cures for the world's most devastating diseases, it also has created a whole new industry. Over the last several years over 30 start-up companies have formed based upon discoveries from the University of Wisconsin faculty members. Employers in Wisconsin will also find graduates who are not only well-trained in the latest technologies, but many also have business knowledge and experience. Wisconsin graduates are ready when you are!"

--James Thomson
Developmental Biologist, University of Wisconsin Madison

Source: Wisconsin Technology Council



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