Marilyn Bruno, CEO of Aequor Inc., left, and her daughter Cynthia Burzell, the company’s founder and president, are trying to market an eco-friendly, marine-derived chemical that may prove pivotal in the fight against bacteria.

Marilyn Bruno, CEO of Aequor Inc., left, and her daughter Cynthia Burzell, the company’s founder and president, are trying to market an eco-friendly, marine-derived chemical that may prove pivotal in the fight against bacteria. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

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