Surge-on Medical B.V. was founded on 2015 with the aim of providing innovative surgical tools that optimize and expand the operative performance of the surgeon to enhance the quality of care for the patient.

We are using the SATA technologies (two patents) that are being researched on since 2004 and patented since 2013 at Delft University of Technology. Now Surge-on Medical has expanded its intellectual property portfolio with two new patents.


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The Team

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Benno Groosman MScBA

CEO and co-founder

Benno Groosman has a master degree in Business Administration, New Business Venturing & Entrepreneurship, with a specialization in entrepreneurial finance. Benno has a relevant network in the field of innovation, start-ups, and funding as he is a serial MedTech entrepreneur. Tim Horeman-Franse, PhD

CTO and co-founder

Tim Horeman has a master degree in Biomechanical Engineering, with emphasis in surgical instruments, medical safety and BioMechatronics from Delft University of Technology, and also a Ph.D. in Biomechanical Engineering. His focus is on endoscopic instruments and training systems for endoscopic instruments. He is the project leader and research fellow on the Steerable Punch project, and inventor of the SATA and related coupling mechanisms. Tim is also the Engineer of the Year 2016.

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Audry Zoncsich

Audry Zoncsich MSc


Audry Zoncsich has a master degree in Sustainable Energy Technology from Eindhoven University of Technology, and a specialization in Biomaterials from Aalto University. She has relevant experience in applied research projects, engineering project management and technology entrepreneurship, and has worked as researcher and project leader in different countries.

Dr. Wenjing Ding MD, Sc.D

International sales and business development

Wenjing Ding obtained his medical degree from Capital University of Medical Science in China, health science degree from Boston University in the USA, and obtained his post-doctorial training in USDA Human Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in the USA.

He is the major founder of North America Medical Education Foundation.

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surge-on medical Gabriëlle Tuijthof, PhD

Advisory board and project initiator

Gabriëlle Tuijthof holds a Ph.D. in Biomechanical Engineering and a master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. She has been involved in various projects such as Passport arthroscopy trainer and the Steerable Punch, and she is simultaneously occupied as a lector of smart devices in Zuyd Hogeschool. Gabriëlle has a keen interest in designing new instruments in such a way that they solve clinical problems and can be used optimally by people.

Prof.dr. Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs MD, PhD

Advisory board, elite test team and project initiator

Prof. Dr. Gino M.M.J. Kerkhoffs is a clinical advisor and leader of clinical multi-centre study. He is a researcher that achieved to complete multiple studies as a background and focuses on treatment of osteochondral defects, optimization of diagnosis and treatment of ankle, knee and sports injuries. Gino Kerkhoffs is also responsible for clinical input in the redesign of hardware and test setups.

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