PulmoTech is fortunate to have a motivated team consisting of (biomedical) engineers, with the goal to develop an innovative system that is able to support critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation. Our team is supported by Wellinq Medical (technology partner), Spectrum Plastics (manufacturing partner), Applied Biosignals (software partner), MD Project, Avania Clinical and Matrix Requirements.

Rutger Flink


Rutger has worked within critical care environments as a Biomedical Engineer for over 9 years. With his goal to improve the treatment and quality of lives of the critically ill, Rutger has founded PulmoTech. Having a background in project management and QA/RA roles within medical device companies, Rutger oversees all activities within PulmoTech.

Laurens Hogenbirk

R&D Engineer

Laurens has a background in Biomedical Engineering, with internships at the Pediatric ICU of CHLA, he has gained valuable knowledge in the respiratory space. Within PulmoTech, Laurens is responsible for the design of the catheter, translating the requirements into specifications and a final product.

Rik Schaart

QA/RA Engineer

Rik is a graduated Biomedical Engineer who has joined PulmoTech during his graduate internship. He is responsible for the compliance of the catheter and all related documentation within the applicable (medical) regulations to successfully gain market access by the Notified Body (CE certification) and FDA (510k approval).

Rick Boerma

Validation Engineer

Rick is an electrical engineer with a special focus on medical device development. As a validation engineer, he’s responsible for the validation of the test set-ups and the production line. This also involves the training of all personnel involved on the production line.

Richard Flink

QA Manager

Richard is a senior sale- and service professional, with a background in Physics. He has many years of experience in the high technology market, consulting and delivering equipment to the semiconductor industry. As QA Manager, Richard is responsible for setting up and maintaining our Quality Management System according to ISO 13485:2016.

Ana-Maria Constantinescu

Graduate Intern Software Engineering

Ana is currently graduating during her last year of the Biomedical Engineering program in Groningen. Ana is enthusiastic to perform her graduate thesis at PulmoTech and is responsible for software development according to IEC 62304.

Willemijn Duivenvoorde

Graduate Intern Biomaterials

Willemijn is studying Biomedical Engineering and is currently following her graduate internship at PulmoTech. She is focussing on the material properties and the interactions between the catheter and enteral nutrition.

Jurre Roeleveld

Intern Packaging

As a packaging engineer, Jurre is responsible for the completion of the packaging in compliance with ISO guidelines. This includes the sourcing of components and the design of the labeling.