Building a novel microscope is a team effort at Echo Laboratories Inc. From left, Gabriel Esterman, Andy Bound, CEO Eugene Cho, Dorian Raymer, Jeremy Rohr, Adam Rusch, Anthony Beatty (sitting), Dave Shu, Nick Stavroulakis and Spencer Timme

Building a novel microscope is a team effort at Echo Laboratories Inc. From left, Gabriel Esterman, Andy Bound, CEO Eugene Cho, Dorian Raymer, Jeremy Rohr, Adam Rusch, Anthony Beatty (sitting), Dave Shu, Nick Stavroulakis and Spencer Timme Photo by Stephen Whalen.

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