Christopher Judd*, Brian Costello, Brianna Scacchi, Joseph Ceccoli, and Paul Lawrence#
Biocogent LLC, 25 Health Sciences Drive, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Primary Author, Chemistry Group Leader;
#Corresponding Author, Director of Research and Development
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