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Rick Diehl

Rick Diehl is a young man who had a desire to begin a bio research company after he graduated from college. Rick's main motivation was to prove to his family of physicians that he could be as successful as them without become a doctor himself. Rick uses his wife's small fortune to fund his company during the start up years before the company begins to turn a profit. After purchasing the Burnet cell line, the company begins to do well, but Rick would still like for it to do better. Rick decides to take on a silent partner and accepts a deal from Jack Watson. Soon after, Rick, his company, and UCLA are sued over the ownership of the Burnet cell line.

Rick wins the lawsuit, but his personal life falls apart. Rick's wife leaves him for another man. Rick decides to ask that his wife have...

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