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About Me

Short background and history of Adam Miles and his work on the array SPRI, SPR, and CFM (continous flow microspotter) platforms for monoclonal antibody screening and multiplexed real-time binding studies.

 
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Hi my name is Adam.

I have been developing array-based surface plasmon resonance systems, applications, and orthogonal tools since 2006. I started by helping David Myzska develop his flow printing ideas for the Biacore Flexchip. Over the years, I have honed a diverse skillset of engineering, biophysical, design, and analytical skills. Since seeing my first sensorgram all those years ago, I have grown a passion for this highly information rich data type, and every part of the process required to generate it. While not an official co-founder, I helped heft every stone into place that Wasatch Microfluidics (now Carterra-bio) is built on over 11 years, performing most roles at the company but proving especially adept at path-finding and catalyzing the development of our machine and the sensors we partnered with. As the first field applications scientist/engineer for the CFM and its pairings with an array of other sensor technologies, I have also enjoyed collaborating with researchers in industry to help as many people as I could to get the most out of their machines and push the science forward.

While SPR and its intersection of fascinating disciplines (microfluidics, opto-mechanics, surface science and biochemistry) has captivated me for more than a decade, I also enjoy tackling problems in similarly interdisciplinary systems. This is in large part what draws me to interface and digital product design, as it has been the part of the label free field (and scientific instrumentation more generally) which was most neglected, after all the engineering that goes into the systems. Its roots in human behavior, psychology, graphic design, and computer science definitely peak my interest. I couldn't help but wade in and try to effect the changes I saw were sorely needed for our rather niche user group, and I hope to grow those skills enough to make some contribution to the design and development of other technologies.