Ervin Pejo worked in an MGH anesthesiology research lab.

Ervin Pejo worked in an MGH anesthesiology research lab.

Partners moves to commercialize more of its research

The state’s biggest health system wants to commercialize more of the technology that comes out of its prestigious teaching hospitals. By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

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Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.