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Spring 2024: Meet the newest members of the MATTER startup community

May 13, 2024

Recently, 14 startups became part of the MATTER community as Select members. Our new members span different areas of healthcare, from digital health to medical devices and more.

If you’re interested in joining the MATTER community, you can learn more about our membership options here. You can also view our innovation challenges here.

Meet the startups Emboa Medical — West Lafayette, Indiana: …

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Next-gen diabetes management: Insights from the Peterson Health Technology Institute

May 10, 2024

MATTER hosted a virtual conversation with Caroline Pearson, executive director of the Peterson Health Technology Institute, to discuss the current shortcomings and promising future of diabetes management.

The Peterson Health Technology Institute (PHTI) recently released a report scrutinizing digital diabetes management solutions, sparking controversy within the healthcare industry. The report …

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MATTER and KOSME launch U.S. Market Expansion Program for Korean SMEs and startups with select validation studies

May 6, 2024

May 7, 2024, CHICAGO, IL, and SEOUL, KR — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, in collaboration with the Korea SMEs and Startups Agency (KOSME), has launched the U.S. Market Expansion Program to prepare a cohort of Korean healthcare companies for U.S. market success. This year, MATTER will support eight small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups focused on successful b…

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Empowering diversity: Key lessons from Black and Latino-owned startups

April 30, 2024

Recently, MATTER convened with leaders from InHuevation, The National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives and The National Association of Health Services Executives for a conversation on how digital health and technology impact health equity in the Chicago innovation ecosystem and beyond.

Following opening remarks from Gyasi Chisley, PMP, FACHE, managing director and head of corporate …

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Healthcare's hidden link: How innovation is bridging the medical-dental divide

April 29, 2024

MATTER welcomed a panel of industry-leading experts who made the case for connecting chronic care with oral health and discussed how we can reduce health disparities through oral health.

Despite growing evidence linking oral health to overall well-being, only 37 percent of Americans saw both a physician and a dentist in the same year. In hopes of advancing solutions supporting more equitable o…

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