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#storiesthatmatter: Shattering glass beakers

May 16, 2019

Researchers agree that bringing in a diversity of perspectives is crucial to building a sustainable future for science. While the number of women working in STEM has been steadily increasing in the past few decades, especially in the life sciences, they are still underrepresented.

In the next Stories That Matter, AbbVie’s senior director of discovery strategic portfolio management, Dr. Kaitlin…

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#storiesthatmatter: Navigating an unexpected diagnosis

May 9, 2019

Next from Stories That Matter: Lumere’s Joe D’Onofrio shares how an unexpected diagnosis led him to dedicate his life’s work to making the healthcare experience easier for other families and patients with similar journeys.

“When he was just five weeks old, our son, Austin, went into heart failure and was rushed to Lurie Children’s Hospital. After a normal pregnancy and a perfect first five wee…

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tales from the trenches

Tales from the Trenches with Paul Edick, CEO of Xeris Pharmaceuticals

May 9, 2019

In April, Paul Edick, CEO of Xeris Pharmaceuticals, joined us at MATTER to share insights and learnings from his remarkable entrepreneurial journey.

Xeris is the latest in Paul’s impressive track record leading biopharma startups like Durata Therapeutics (Nasdaq: DRTX), Ganic Pharmaceuticals and MedPointe Healthcare, Inc. Paul came out of retirement to take the helm at Xeris in 2017, and has…

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press release

MATTER and rMark Bio launch startup-industry innovation matchmaker

May 8, 2019

The premier healthcare incubator collaborates with industry-leading AI company to help healthcare organizations find the right startup at the right time.

May 7, 2019, Chicago, IL — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, and rMark Bio, an industry-leading life sciences AI company and a MATTER member since 2016, today announced the launch of Origin™ — a new product to furth…

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#storiesthatmatter: When empathy informs design

April 30, 2019

Next from Stories That Matter: MATTER’s senior director of programs, Arun Bhatia, shares the personal experience that led to newfound clarity in his role on the innovation team at a large medical device company.

“I think innovators really need to have a strong understanding of the emotional and personal components of the solution that they’re trying to build.”

This year, we’re on a mission …

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