Not unlike any start up, a Life Science start up has challenges that include raising capital, building strategic partnerships, recruiting, motivating and retaining top scientific talent and compliance with regulatory bodies and commercialization. Yet, consider the following: It typically takes 10-15 years and a $1B (that's B for a billion) to get a drug on the market. The medical device market is a 5 -sided market that includes the patient, physician, provider, payer and regulator. Yes, starting a Life Science business is a daunting task, to say the least, and comes with its unique challenges. Lucky for us, we are in Boston, the biotech hub and the slew of Life Science IPOs lately reassures that starting a life science company and growing it to its greatness is worth every bit of our passion and time.