LAKE ZURICH, Ill. & Chicago, Ill. October 11, 2016 – Fresenius Kabi has joined Chicago’s health care innovation incubator, MATTER, as a new strategic “gold” partner, both organizations announced today.
MATTER is a community of health care innovators based in Chicago. Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company is based in Germany with its U.S. headquarters in Lake Zurich, Illinois and advanced manufacturing, R&D and logistics operations throughout the Chicagoland area.
MATTER and Fresenius Kabi will work together to accelerate the development of technologies that improve health and patient care, with a focus on products used in the treatment of people with critical and chronic conditions, which is where Fresenius Kabi has special expertise.
In the U.S. Fresenius Kabi products include specialty and generic injectable medicines, infusion pumps, clinical nutrition products and transfusion and cell-processing technologies used to collect, store, process and transfuse blood, blood components and specific therapeutic cell types and lines.
“This partnership is about physical and digital innovation, which as we know is transforming patient care, making high-quality care more effective, more affordable and more in reach for more people worldwide,” said Dean Gregory, president, medical devices, Fresenius Kabi USA. “We look forward to engaging with the MATTER community and collaborating with its innovators, entrepreneurs and other partners as a means to fulfill our purpose, which is to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of people who care for patients.”
Through MATTER, innovators from across the health care industry connect and collaborate to accelerate the development and growth of solutions that address industry challenges and improve care.
“Fresenius Kabi is a leader in health care with a focus on therapeutics and devices, and we are thrilled to welcome their innovators and experts into the MATTER community as we collaborate to improve care,” said Steven Collens, chief executive officer, MATTER.
MATTER is a community of entrepreneurs, innovators and industry leaders working together to harness technology to improve health and health care. MATTER connects and promotes collaboration between entrepreneurs, scientists, physicians, investors and industry partners in order to bring next-generation products and services to market that improve quality of care and save lives. For more information, visit www.matterchicago.com and follow @matterchicago.
About Fresenius Kabi
Fresenius Kabi (www.fresenius-kabi.us) is a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion, and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Lake Zurich, IL. The company’s global headquarters is in Bad Homburg, Germany. For more information about Fresenius Kabi worldwide, please visit www.fresenius-kabi.com.