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MATTER and Sheba Medical Center Partner to Advance Healthcare Innovation

MATTER and Sheba Medical Center Partner to Advance Healthcare Innovation

10/04/2017

MATTER and Sheba Medical Center Partner to Advance Healthcare Innovation

The premier healthcare incubator’s new agreement with the leading Israeli medical center will accelerate healthcare technology commercialization.

MATTER, the Chicago-based healthcare incubator, innovation community, and corporate innovation accelerator, and Sheba Medical Center, the leading medical innovation center in Israel, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster collaboration between the Chicago and Israeli healthcare innovation communities. The partnership is designed to accelerate the commercialization of new technologies that will benefit patients.

Through this partnership, MATTER startups will have opportunities to pilot their technologies with Sheba Medical Center. The medical center has a highly developed innovation capability, and is able to facilitate pilots for new solutions at a pace almost unheard of in U.S. health systems.

Sheba Medical Center also supports a number of Israel-based healthcare technology startups building digital health solutions. MATTER will leverage its network of entrepreneurs, innovators, health systems, industry partners, and experts to help open the door to U.S. markets for Sheba Medical Center-affiliated startups.

“MATTER is the perfect platform for Israeli healthcare companies to enter the U.S. market,” MATTER CEO Steven Collens said. “Israel has developed one of the most productive startup ecosystems in the world, and we look forward to engaging with the Israeli startup community.”

“Sheba Medical Center and MATTER both share a passion for game-changing innovation and a vision for better healthcare for all,” said Sheba Medical Center Deputy Director Dr. Eyal Zimlichman. “I believe the collaboration between the two organizations will be instrumental in pushing our vision forward.”

The agreement was signed during Collens’ recent trip to Israel with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and World Business Chicago. The delegation was formed to promote investment and innovation in Chicago.

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