Building health-care firms in central Wisconsin topic of April 11 joint luncheon in Wausau

Building health-care firms in central Wisconsin topic of April 11 joint luncheon in Wausau

Hear from three health-tech companies in central Wisconsin about what it’s like to build their businesses in the region at a Thursday, April 11 luncheon in Wausau, hosted by the Tech Council Innovation Network and the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum.

The luncheon will be held at Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Dr., in the Presidential Timberwolf conference room. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $20 for individual members, $25 for non-members and included for Tech Council and WHBF corporate members. Click here to register.

Panelists include Chris Gustafson, chief operating officer of Astia Health, a telemedicine company headquartered in Marathon, Dr. Jerry Machado, chief operating officer of PreventionGenetics, an accredited clinical DNA testing laboratory headquartered in Marshfield and Mark T. Nelson, president of Microscopy Innovations, a life sciences tools company for microscopy laboratories headquartered in Marshfield.

 “Many people believe health-tech companies are clustered only in Madison and Milwaukee, but the presence of major providers, clinics and research facilities in central Wisconsin makes it possible for young firms to establish themselves there, too,” said Tom Still, president of the Tech Council and a co-founder of the WHBF.

This luncheon is sponsored by Northcentral Technical College and is supported by the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. The Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum helps to connect healthcare providers and producers of innovative solutions. To join, go to or or call 608-442-7557.