Though Neel Ghosh and Reena Zutshi deal in molecular cell science, it’s easier to think of their work as if they were traffic engineers.

The husband and wife team have started an off shoot company through the University of Arizona that is an integral part to the drug development process. While the cost of bringing a new drug to market continually exceeds a billion dollars and years of research, knowing what effect the drug will have on the human body is just as crucial as inventing it in the first place.

“What we are trying to do is develop a technology that determines what a safe drug is and what an unsafe drug is,” said Ghosh, who also teaches organic chemistry at the UA.

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