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closerlook, inc., partners with MATTER to spark healthcare technology innovation

Chicago, IL – August 2015

Chicago, IL, August, 2015 – closerlook, inc., is teaming up with MATTER, a healthcare technology incubator, to spark innovation within the healthcare community. As a sustaining partner, closerlook is playing an active role in shaping the future of healthcare technology.

“In this rapidly evolving industry,” said closerlook founder and CEO David Ormesher, “it’s vital to team with partners who share your vision—share your passion. We believe working with MATTER can make a difference for the future for our entire community.”

MATTER is a community that brings together professionals from a range of fields—including healthcare IT, medical devices, diagnostics and biopharma—who are driven to collectively fuel advances in the healthcare industry. Entrepreneurs and industry leaders collaborate side by side in a shared space within Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

closerlook brings to the partnership decades of real-world experience in pharma marketing and relationship marketing. With the potential of mentorships, office hours and expert panels, closerlook can translate industry understanding into useful insights for entrepreneurs in the early stages of innovation. closerlook also plans to participate in a series of roundtable discussions with large corporations, researchers, entrepreneurs and healthcare providers.

This partnership with MATTER is part of closerlook’s broader dedication to community organizations that share our commitment to bringing a better, healthier future to life. This effort includes partnerships with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and the Lyric Opera.


MATTER is a community of healthcare entrepreneurs and industry leaders working together in a shared space to individually and collectively fuel the future of healthcare innovation. MATTER’s mission is to proactively connect and promote collaboration among entrepreneurs, scientists, physicians and industry partners to bring next-generation products and services to market that improve quality of care and save lives. MATTER, a not-for-profit organization, was developed by a team of entrepreneurs and industry leaders with the support of the state of Illinois. MATTER began as a project of ChicagoNEXT, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s council on technology and innovation, which is part of World Business Chicago. For more information, visit and follow @matterchicago.


closerlook has been helping pharmaceutical brands and companies connect with their customers since 1994. Today the agency is helping its clients promote their brands in ways that take into consideration the rapidly changing customer, regulatory and media environment. The agency believes the answer to more efficient, effective marketing lies in a symbiotic relationship between customer intelligence and access. To help its clients practice smarter marketing, closerlook develops product offerings that both increase intelligence—through new technology, data collection, in-depth analysis and reporting—and broaden access to customers through responsive, content-rich campaigns that are integrated across a wide range of channels.

Headquartered in Chicago, closerlook is one of the fastest growing agencies in its field. With experience in a broad range of specialty and primary care therapeutic areas, the company has a roster of clients that includes some of the most respected names in the life sciences industry.

For more information about closerlook, contact Liz Mitchell, Marketing Manager, at

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