Gary Magnant and Chris Boles are all about listening to what the customer wants. As CEO and CSO, respectively, of Sage Science, Magnant and Boles are just starting to get the word out about their automated gel electrophoresis instrument. But the tool started out differently — it was "initially strictly an analytical device, [but] not preparative in nature," Magnant says. As they talked about the concept with the research community, it became clear that what was most interesting to potential customers was "if we could not only scan the bands but also extract them," he adds.

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