For Pharma

For Oncologists

Colorectal Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer



Precision Diagnostics for Personalized Cancer Therapy

We’re on a mission to transform cancer therapy.

At Encapsulate, we deliver evidence-driven insights from each patient’s therapeutic response profile to determine the most effective clinical treatment regimen on a personalized basis.

Our Team

Armin Rad, PhD
Co-founder and CEO
Ph.D. in Cancer Nanomedicine MBA in Global Entrepreneurship 2 patents and 25+ peer-reviewed articles
Leila Daneshmandi, PhD
Co-founder and COO
Ph.D. in Tissue Regeneration MBA in Global Entrepreneurship Faculty of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UConn
Reza Amin, PhD
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering MBA in Global Entrepreneurship 10+ yrs experience in medical devices
Bret Schipper, MD, FACS, CPE
Chief of Surgical Oncology, Hartford & Central Region Director of Oncologic Surgery, Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute
Rawad Elias, MD
Medical Director of Geriatric Oncology, Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute
Colorectal, Pancreatic, Gastric, Gastrointestinal, Esophageal, and Liver Cancers
Duran Gonzalez
Head of R&D
MSc in Genetics, BSc in Biology, 5+ years of experience in sequencing
Farnoosh Saeedinejad
Research Assistant
MSc in Tissue Engineering, 4+ years experience in microfluidic devices, cancer biology, cancer imaging

Advisory Board

Gerald F. Vovis, PhD
President and CEO at Vovis Enterprises
Biotech consultant and executive in residence at Connecticut Innovations
Vivek Ramakrishnan, PhD
Former Managing Partner, New Ventures at Ventech Solutions
10+ years experience in private equity, venture capital, and medical device development
John Kallassy
Managing Partner at Aimers Venture Partners
Experienced CEO and CFO in Biotech
Parthib Srivathsan
Head of Data, Analytics and Strategy at Companyon Ventures

Scientific Advisory Board

Mu-Ping Nieh, PhD
Professor, UConn School of Engineering
Theranostic nanocarriers, Drug delivery, Structural characterization
Raman Bahal, PhD
Associate Professor, UConn School of Pharmacy
Targeted therapies, novel delivery methods for cancer therapy, gene correction based technologies
Charles Giardina, PhD
Professor, UConn Molecular and Cell Biology
Cancer molecular biology, cell regulation, cell proliferation and death
Sasan Jalili, PhD
Assistant Professor, JAX Laboratory; MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Immune Engineering, Diagnostics, Organ-on-chips
Alvaro Menendez, MD
Medical Oncology, Hartford Healthcare
Hematology, Oncology, High Risk Patients, Cancer Prevention,
Ali Tamayol, PhD
Associate Professor, UConn School of Engineering
Biomanufacturing, Microtechnologies, Automated systems