Assistant Research Professor, Interdisciplanry Neuroscience and Biology 2009-2010
Developed and commercialized Biplane Super Resolution Microscope, SR200. Founded Vutara with Colleague Dr. Joerge Bewersdorf (Yale). Was responsible for financials, business plan, executive summary, market competition reports, raising 2.29M in 90 days and launching product. Left company due to moral disagreements with investment group.
The machine cost less then 100K to build and delivered sub 20nm 3-dimensional resolution. Wanted to bring to market, with my extensive biological product experience at under 250K per unit, due to grant restrictions on capital purchases, this would have allowed this instrument to be in most every lab. Investors priced it well above this mark, and lacked a sense of purpose for my vision for the company I founded. I left the company in disagreement with their revenue driven model towards science and patient care.
However my time working with Dr. Erik Jorgensen, HHMI University of Utah, and Dr. Joerg Bewersdorf, Yale, challenged me to deliver new ideas, and and without their contributions I do not believe this project would have been realized. For Dr. Jorgensen's mentorship I will always be grateful.
The company was sold to Bruker.
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