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Meet the newest additions to the MATTER community

September 3, 2019

Our newest MATTER members are making it easier to manage food allergies, helping health systems create meaningful relationships with their patients, treating antibiotic-resistant infections and building a support structure for people recovering from substance abuse.


Alerje aims to improve the quality of life for people living with food allergies by redefining how they manage them. With…

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MATTER adds HCSC’s Manika Turnbull to board of directors

August 28, 2019

Chicago, IL — Manika Turnbull, PhD, vice president, community health and economic impact officer for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), has joined MATTER’s board of directors. Turnbull joins leaders from many healthcare and life sciences companies on MATTER’s 23-person board.

“I’m energized by the opportunity to foster collaboration on solutions for the most pressing healthcare challenges…

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Meet Michael Williams, our new venture acceleration director

August 27, 2019

If you’ve spent time in the MATTER space, you’ve probably rubbed elbows with Michael Williams: A Brit by birth and seasoned healthcare innovator who, most recently, worked as a MATTER startup member. Now, Michael is putting his expertise to work as MATTER’s newest venture acceleration director.

Michael has experienced healthcare from nearly every angle — he’s led innovation in health systems, …

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Startup Shoutouts: August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Here’s a look into the most noteworthy headlines from August.

Level Ex wins funding to save lives on Mars — yes, that Mars

Level Ex received a year-long grant to build a virtual simulation that trains astronauts for deep space travel. The company will work w…

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The startup journey: How Lytic found focus through the Health Tech Venture Challenge

August 14, 2019

Last fall marked the beginning of the first-ever Health Tech Venture Challenge: a joint initiative of MATTER and Advocate Aurora Health that called on health technology startups to submit novel solutions capable of improving the primary care experience for patients and their providers.

In December, Advocate Aurora Health found their winner in Lytic, a digital health startup developing a virtua…

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