Dr. Rinus Broxterman is an organic chemist by training (Ph.D. 1985 Groningen).
He has worked in the Flavor &Fragrance Industry (Quest Int) and joined DSM in 1989. He held various positions in R&D including line, project and program management and senior science positions. In the period 2002-April 2017, he has held the position of Corporate Science Fellow in DSM (department DSM Innovative Synthesis) in the Chemistry & Catalysis competence area, with a focus on Route Scouting & Assessment.
From May 01, 2017, onwards he is CTO of InnoSyn BV. This company is a spin-out – from DSM – of DSM Innovative Synthesis.
The red thread in his career is in identification and development of breakthrough routes for molecular products in a range of industry segments. The segments included agro chemicals, semi-synthetic antibiotics, Aspartame, specialty chemicals and especially pharmaceutical intermediates (eg. unnatural amino acids and small peptides). He is co-author of > 200 papers, > 20 patent applications, and gave > 25 international lectures. He is a FRSC.
He has supported in creating the spin-outs Isobionics and Enzypep at the Brighlands Chemelot campus in Geleen (NL).