John Crowley: Dr. Renzler, be reasonable. The company is only 6 months old, and we are making great progress towards in vivo testing.
Dr. Renzler: I don't know. The way the company is burning money...
John Crowley: Well, we've got to get a leg up on the competition. You know that Zymagen has far more spending power than we do.
Dr. Renzler: So, what you're saying, I should have invested in Zymagen.
John Crowley: No, what I'm saying is, is that we've got to beat 'em to the punch. Either that, or scare them into buying us out.
Dr. Renzler: Well, you're scaring us investors a hell of a lot more than you're scaring Zymagen. You sell the company to Zymagen, you're in clinical trials by the end of the fiscal year, or we pull the plug and cut our losses. Goodbye.
John Crowley: Hello?
Dr. Stonehill: This construct's looking pretty good, but we gotta get better cleavage between the alpha and the beta subunits.
Colleague: Well, what if we add a furin site like the one in uncovering enzyme?
Dr. Stonehill:... Why would you wanna do that? Doesn't it have its own...
John Crowley: We need to talk.
Dr. Stonehill: I'm busy.
John Crowley: You're always busy.
Dr. Stonehill: You always wanna talk. Yeah, we could add furin and try and cleave it before purification. What are you doing? Guys, would you excuse us for a minute?
John Crowley: Giving you a preview... of what's going to happen if we are not in clinical trials in 4 months. Our investors will turn out the lights.
Dr. Stonehill: Science takes time, Jersey. Don't they understand?
John Crowley: Yeah, they do. They can read the Wall Street Journal. They see that Zymagen is testing 3 different Pompe drugs.
Dr. Stonehill: They're testing 3 'cause they don't know what the hell they're doing. I'm testing one 'cause it's the right one!
John Crowley: I know. I believe you, Bob. Why else do you think I put up with all your shit? Look. I want you to go toe-to-toe with Zymagen's scientists. Prove to them that your enzyme is best.
Dr. Stonehill: I can do that.
John Crowley: That's the reason I've entered into conversations with them to buy our company.
Dr. Stonehill: You're telling me? You're not asking me?
John Crowley: Come on, Bob. I am just being fiscally responsible.
Dr. Stonehill: Nobody is gonna tell me how to run my lab!
John Crowley: If I can engineer a deal, and that is a really big "if," you're going to have to forgive me for all the money I'm gonna make you.
Dr. Stonehill: I don't care about money. I'm a scientist. I care about more important things than that.
John Crowley: Don't you tell me about more important things to care about. Do the math. Either we sell the company and get a huge cash infusion, or the investors will shut us down. Where you going?
Dr. Stonehill: I'm gonna go take a crap, if that meets with your fiscal approval.