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What’s it like to live with or care for someone with pulmonary fibrosis? Community members answer.

July 31, 2020

For many of the three million people worldwide living with the respiratory disease pulmonary fibrosis (PF), the journey to diagnosis and treatment can be fraught with challenges.

Part of a family of 200 related lung diseases, PF can easily be disguised by a confounding set of symptoms and ailments. About one-third of people are misdiagnosed for well over a year before reaching a PF diagnosis —…

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Three Lakes Foundation and MATTER relaunch innovation challenge guided by insight from patients, caregivers and providers

July 14, 2020

Chicago, IL — On July 14, Three Lakes Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, care and treatment of people suffering from pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, announced the relaunch of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Innovation Challenge. The challenge dedicates more than $100,000 toward accelerating solutions for PF…

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Parkview Health and MATTER announce finalists of the Healthy Mom & Baby Competition

June 26, 2020

On Monday, June 1, 10 semi-finalist teams for the Healthy Mom & Baby Innovation Competition gathered virtually for a full-day pitch event. Semi-finalists started the day off pitching their ventures to a panel of judges for the chance at a cash prize and the opportunity to move on to the next phase of the competition. Each team presented their unique solutions to help reduce the rate of infa…

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Roche Diabetes Care Innovation Contest update: Startups present final pitches; DayTwo named winner

June 22, 2020

On June 8, the four finalist teams for the 2020 Roche Diabetes Care Innovation Contest gathered virtually to share their final pitches with Roche Diabetes Care judges panel.

This was the culminating event in a series of programs that helped finalists pressure test their ideas, refine their solutions and identify the best ways to collaborate and integrate with Roche Diabetes Care.

Companies p…

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Three Lakes Foundation and MATTER announce project to empower pulmonary fibrosis patients, caregivers and providers to share experiences and inspire innovation

June 1, 2020

The PF Perspectives Project asks members of the pulmonary fibrosis community to identify their barriers to care to inspire innovation.

Chicago, IL — Three Lakes Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, care and treatment of people living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, today announced the relaunch …

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