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Healthcare Technology Incubator MATTER and Global Leader Abbott to Support Healthcare Innovation

CHICAGO – January 26, 2016 – MATTER, the healthcare technology incubator, today announced a collaboration with Abbott, the global healthcare company, to support healthcare innovation. The two companies will work together to accelerate the development of new technologies that improve health and healthcare. Abbott joins as one of eight platinum-level partners from across the healthcare industry.


Abbott will work with MATTER to identify and potentially commercialize promising new technologies and innovations. In addition, Abbott’s participation in MATTER’s mentoring programs, curriculum, salons and other initiatives will help support the growth of MATTER’s 115 startup companies.

“At Abbott, we are on a mission to help people live their best lives, and innovation is at the center of everything we do,” said John Capek, executive vice president, Ventures, Abbott. “We look forward to collaborating with entrepreneurs and other industry leaders at MATTER to identify and support the growth of next-generation technologies that help people live better, more fulfilling lives.”

Through MATTER, industry executives and entrepreneurs connect and collaborate to accelerate the development and growth of new products and services that can revolutionize health and healthcare. MATTER’s strategic partnerships, such as the one with Abbott, enable established companies and startup entrepreneurs to work together, helping to develop solutions to the most meaningful healthcare problems in the right ways, at the right times.

“Abbott is one of the world’s most important healthcare companies, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the MATTER community of entrepreneurs and innovators working together to improve health and healthcare,” said Steven Collens, chief executive officer, MATTER.


MATTER is a community of entrepreneurs, innovators and industry leaders working together to harness technology to improve health and healthcare. MATTER connects and promotes collaboration between entrepreneurs, scientists, physicians, investors and industry partners in order to bring next-generation products and services to market that improve quality of care and save lives. For more information, visit and follow @matterchicago.