It is actually pretty rare that I work with labs that are local, so it's always a pleasure when I can meet with clients in person. This image was made for the San Diego biotech company Salgomed, Inc., but I met with the CEO in his office at The Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute where I was treated to a Nespresso and a lovely conversation about their work. They have developed an algorithm that takes assay data, generated in their own lab, and makes predictions about drug combinations that will effectively treat certain cancers. Those combinations go back into assays and this iterative process leads to increased specificity to the desired therapeutic response. Oh, and they use robots.