Dr. David Rutolo
Director of Science
David has 35 years of experience in research, product development, manufacturing, and technical marketing support in the pharmaceutical and nutritional industry. He earned his PhD in organic chemistry at the University of California at Irvine and a JD from Western State University, College of Law. In addition, he holds a Certificate of Completion in FDA Law from the University of Southern California.
David is a major contributor to the American functional food and high-profile bottled juice market segments, and he continues to develop healthcare products specifically designed for the international marketplace. Through a number of private development associations, he consults and formulates nutritional products for Asia, Europe South America and Australia.
David was Cofounder of Micelle Laboratories, Inc., where he served for over 20 years as Executive Vice-President and as a Board Member. The firm provides pharmaceutical and nutritional product development and manufacturing in an FDA drug-licensed facility. As a formulator, he developed unique functional foods, nutritional supplements, skincare formulations, veterinary formulas, and OTC products for domestic and foreign companies. At Micelle, he pioneered the development of micellization, a specialised and patented delivery system to enhance the absorption of fat-soluble substances, widely utilised by organisations in the production of nutritional and skincare preparations.
David manages and is a shareholder of lnMed Technologies, Medlab's 60% owned US company.