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MATTER launches 51 Labs accelerator to advance women+'s health innovation

September 19, 2022

Inaugural year’s cohort to focus on menopause with partners Astellas Pharma US, Walgreens, Parkview Health and University of Chicago Medicine

September 19, CHICAGO — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has launched 51 Labs, an accelerator focused on women+’s health. The name stems from the fact that women+ are 51 percent of the population.1 The inaugural year’s program…

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Parkview Health and MATTER announce Healthy Mom and Baby 3.0 Innovation Competition finalists

August 19, 2022

August 18, 2022, CHICAGO — Parkview Health and MATTER have announced four finalists for the 2022 Healthy Mom and Baby 3.0 Innovation Competition. As a result of the semifinalist pitch competition on August 10, 2022, Walela, a Chicago-based health tech company, won the grand prize of $10,000 and will move forward to the accelerator phase of the competition, along with three other medical device …

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MATTER awarded $50K to four startups at Accelerating Innovation in Aging demo day

August 9, 2022

Platform that enables older adults to privately record meaningful life stories from their home phone wins grand prize

August 9, 2022, CHICAGO — With support from RRF Foundation for Aging, MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has announced four winners of the inaugural Accelerating Innovation in Aging program. The eight-week accelerator focused on advancing solutions tha…

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Parkview Health and MATTER announce Healthy Mom and Baby 3.0 Innovation Competition semifinalists

July 11, 2022

July 11, 2022, CHICAGO — Parkview Health and MATTER have announced 8 semifinalists for the 2022 Healthy Mom and Baby 3.0 Innovation Competition. Launched in May 2022, the competition challenged innovators to submit product, software or program solutions to help improve access to care and management of chronic conditions for mothers, infants and children.

The Healthy Mom and Baby 3.0 semifinali…

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Listen: Parkview and public health officials discuss access to care for mothers and children

June 7, 2022

Creating healthier moms and babies: Improving access to care

Though there has been increased attention to maternal and child health, significant improvements still need to be made to increase access to quality healthcare. A lack of access to consistent, high-quality and affordable healthcare increases the risk and severity of chronic conditions, healthcare costs, the risk of poor health outcom…

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