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Puget Sound Business Journal - This surgeon and entrepreneur is driving medical innovation by incubating life science startups

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“The next generation of life science companies must be as ever-changing as the rate at which new data is generated, new startups are created and new research is produced. With our success identifying new technologies, incubating great companies and creating homes for intellectual property, IntuitiveX, hopes to stay ahead of the curve.” - Dr. Jeffery Roh, CEO of IntuitiveX

Life sciences startups generally require an early investment in intellectual property before they can scale but that is only possible if there is access to early-stage resources. Moreover, the changing landscape of medical science is such that most large healthcare companies are actively searching to acquire for life science startups instead of focusing on their own internal research and development (R&D). 

This is why Puget Sound Leadership Trust member Jeffrey Roh is bringing the technology incubator model to life science startups. The board-certified, award-winning orthopedic spine surgeon and Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute discovered a need for better life science incubation after innovating a less invasive method of spine surgery and taking the technology to market himself.
Read more about the article on the Puget Sound Business Journal