Sculptures by Kelly Milukas / Imagination Collaboration seen at Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., Boston - “Keys to Cures” Photography and Sculptures
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“Keys to Cures” Photography and Sculptures

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Intarcia engaged Kelly to acknowledge the talent, tenacity and patient stories within the pursuit of life-changing medicines. Intarcia’s novel technology platform, the Medici Drug Delivery System™, features a matchstick-sized osmotic mini-pump that is placed just beneath the patient’s skin in the abdominal wall. Intarcia’s first investigational therapy for type 2 diabetes, leveraging this technology, is currently under FDA review. With a growing pipeline, Intarcia aims to unleash disruptively innovative medicines for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, and unlock life’s possibilities for patients. Kelly’s luminous “Keys to Cures” sculptures have been adopted as a powerful symbol for how the work of Intarcia teams is unlocking cures through innovation. Kelly’s art is a permanent installation at Intarcia’s new Seaport District, Boston headquarters. Intarcia also commissions Kelly to create “Key Awards” that honor outstanding staff efforts. The artwork and Kelly’s contributions on-site have led to many visible expressions of company culture and values. Kelly works in a flexible capacity as the resident artist and design consultant.

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Kelly Milukas / Imagination Collaboration

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Kelly Milukas, is an award-winning multi-media artist whose practice includes sculpture, pastel and encaustic painting, and fine art photography.
Her art work is in national museum, international private and corporate collections, such as The Boston Group; Intarcia Therapeutics; Simpson Healthcare; and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
She has served as a curator and juror and has presented talks in museums, arts and science forums, and arts organizations. She is a founding member of the South Coast Artists, RI & MA, and the Past President of the Providence Art Club.

“Artwork”, says Milukas, “can be a facilitator for scientific knowledge. Art- work, by way of our senses and emotions impacts how we understand our world. Scientific studies show that art is a powerful ingredient to improving a person's physical, mental and emotional well-being.

“Keys can open hearts, unlock mysteries behind closed chambers, and they can set people free.”