Jess noticed my old company making biotech news yesterday. Seeing that made me go check to see what they've been up to lately. It looks like the product I worked on my whole year there is finally on the market! In fact, maybe I just missed it for a while because they've kept the "joint venture" LLC that it is being produced "by" carefully separated from IGEN itself. It's a joint venture between (cough, impropriety, cough) IGEN's director and majority shareholder and his son & wife, called "Meso Scale Diagnostics"; IGEN pours money & employee time in, the accessory Wohlstaders provide the "key patents" & reap at least half of any money the LLC ever makes.
Anyway, that's not the point. Point is, the product I worked on is actually out! This is cool because nothing else I've ever worked on, scientifically, has actually come to fruition (with one exception); my high-school spinal neuropathology work never got published, the sky survey and the CMB polarimetry project I did my thesis on at Caltech both, I'm pretty sure, got "scooped" by other research teams, and - until now - it looked like the year's work I put in in Gaithersburg three years ago had disappeared into a black hole, too. But no!