JACQUES VAN ROOYEN, PHD
We are heartbroken that our founder and dear friend, Dr. Jacques van Rooyen, died in May 2018, after a heroic battle with cancer. Jacques was an accomplished academic, researcher and inventor. Trained as a scientific cardiovascular researcher, his research on red palm oil led to the development of a new delivery technology. His unique research group published more articles on red palm oil than anyone in the world. He held multiple patents and along with his close team of technology, engineering and business development partners, launched Binutra USA, now operating as ComboCap Health.
Over the course of his extensive career, Dr van Rooyen worked with people in South East Asia, Europe and the United States. He built a network of researchers and suppliers throughout Malaysia, South Africa, and Europe.
- 1994 – Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Heart and Nutrition Physiology, BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc (University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa)