Joe de Rutte, PhDCo-Founder and President at Partillion Bioscience
Dr. Joe de Rutte is Co-Founder and President of Partillion Bioscience, a startup commercializing the “lab on a particle” technology he pioneered during his PhD. Dr. de Rutte’s academic research focused on the development of microparticle-based technologies for applications ranging from regenerative medicine to single-cell analysis. Dr. de Rutte created a new microparticle-based approach to form uniform sub-nanoliter compartments, enabling researchers to perform a range of complex single-cell and molecular assays utilizing common laboratory equipment. Using this new platform, he developed an assay to perform high-throughput sorting of single cells based on their secreted products. The impact of this work was recognized by leaders in the field and was awarded the top Innovation Award at SLAS 2020. To date, Dr. de Rutte is an inventor on 8 filed patents and has co-authored 18 peer-reviewed articles.