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MATTER Startup Spotlight: SkinIO

June 16, 2022

Making skin cancer screening and skin health monitoring accessible

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it’s estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

MATTER member Kyoko Crawford, co-founder and CEO of SkinIO, is on a mission to reduce the rate of ski…

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MATTER Startup Spotlight: Ready, Set, Food!

May 31, 2022

Introducing allergens easily and safely for babies

According to Food Allergy Research & Education, it’s estimated that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children. Fortunately, food allergies can be prevented through the continued introduction of small amounts of allergens early and often.

Daniel Zakowski, CEO of MATTER member Ready, Set, Food!, is dedicated t…

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MATTER Startup Spotlight: metaMe Health

May 9, 2022

Improving quality of life for people with gastrointestinal conditions

According to Harvard Medical School, emotions such as anger, anxiety, sadness and elation can trigger symptoms in the gut and vice versa. Due to this gut-brain connection, physicians have been using hypnotherapy to treat people with gastrointestinal conditions at a high success rate since the mid-1980s. However, since few pr…

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Three MATTER startups acquired in Q1 2022

May 4, 2022

Highlighting startup acquisitions in the MATTER community

According to Emergen Research, the patient engagement industry is valued at $13.49 billion. In the first quarter of 2022, three patient engagement startups in the MATTER community were acquired: Pack Health was acquired by Quest Diagnostics; Healthy Interactions was acquired by VillageMD; and TapCloud was acquired by WellSky.

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Meet the newest members of the MATTER startup community

April 6, 2022

In the first quarter of 2022, 13 startups joined the MATTER community. MATTER’s newest startups are located across three countries and six U.S. states and are bringing digital health and medical device innovations to sectors across the healthcare ecosystem — from women’s health to aging.

If you’re interested in joining the MATTER community, you can apply today or request more information and a…

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