Immuto Scientific uses plasma technology to find new drugs fast

Faraz Choudhury weighed his options carefully. Twice.

First, there was the offer, as he graduated from Lawrence College, to work as a stock trader on Wall Street. He turned it down and headed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to earn a Ph.D in electrical engineering. Then, as he was wrapping up his doctoral research in 2017, came another lucrative offer, this one from Intel, just the sort of job the engineer had dreamed of.

Again he said no.

Instead, he opted to continue working in a campus lab — earning at a fraction of what he would have made at Intel — so that he and his colleagues could commercialize a technology they’d spent years devising, one they believed would significantly accelerate the process by which new drugs are discovered.

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