Forward BIOLABS unveils advisory board, recognizing leaders in state biohealth industry

Forward BIOLABS is touting the expertise of its newly unveiled advisory board, which offers insight and support to the Madison-based organization’s leadership.

The co-working space, which specializes in life science laboratories, first launched its pilot program in 2018 before moving to a larger space. Its goals include supporting the state’s biotech ecosystem and helping life science startups get off the ground earlier.

The group today is officially announcing the 22 members of the board, though many have been involved with Forward BIOLABS from the very beginning. That’s according to CEO and co-founder Jessica Martin Eckerly.

“They did more than talk, they got involved in a meaningful way that really helped Forward BIOLABS not just come to fruition, but also helped sustain it, bring it to where it is today,” she told yesterday in an interview. “And most of all, all of these advisors want to see Wisconsin entrepreneurs and startups be successful.”

Eckerly said she reaches out to individual advisory board members “on an as-needed basis” to get their input on local, regional and national industry trends.

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