The Corporate

Founded in 2015, Surge-on Medical B.V. was developed with the aim of providing surgeons with innovative surgical tools that optimize their performance, expand operational efficiency, and enhance patient quality of life.

Our Vision

We’re focused on developing affordable, minimally invasive devices that scale up the availability and efficiency of minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Our surgeon-friendly devices make MIS more accessible, safer, and easier to perform which provides patients with better care.

We utilize Shaft Actuated Tip Articulation (SATA) technologies that originated from collaborative studies between the Amsterdam Medical Centre and Delft University of Technology in 2004. The patents, which were formalized in 2013, protect SATA’s single and double articulation design. We’ve since expanded our intellectual property portfolio with two new patents in 2017.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve arthroscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries for patients and surgeons by developing steerable and cleanable instruments. We also focus on sustainability which is why our instruments are reusable and cleanable for better patient safety.

Core Values

Our long-term goal is to become the worldwide leader in the development of minimally invasive surgical instruments. We want to provide medical teams with innovative surgical tools developed through smarter collaboration. All while optimizing surgeon capabilities and enhancing the patient quality care.

Teamwork and Collaboration

Our experienced team and global network of medical professionals consists of real industry experts, scientists, and surgeons. This collaborative effort helps us to gain more insight on how to optimize our tools, technology, research, and development.

Constant Developments

Our team and supportive network are constantly researching new surgical tool developments. Our strength comes in providing affordable and intuitive surgical instruments for us in minimally invasive surgery.

Unmatched Project Passion

Our hard work is reflected in the quality of our products and technology advances. This allows us to deliver the best surgical instrument quality to surgeons and ultimately their patients.


The Team

Benno Groosman MScBA

CEO and Co-Founder

Benno Groosman has a master’s degree in business administration, new business venturing, and entrepreneurship with a specialization in entrepreneurial finance. He’s experienced in funding, growth strategy, and commercializing healthcare products. Benno also has a relevant network in the field of innovation, start-ups, and funding due to his activities as an international acceleration/incubation consultant and serial MedTech entrepreneur. Tim Horeman-Franse, PhD

CTO and Co-Founder

Tim Horeman has a master’s degree in biomechanical engineering with an emphasis in surgical instruments, medical safety, and Biomechatronic. He holds a Ph.D. in biomechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology and Leiden Medical Centre. His focus is on instrument development and objective training systems for advanced minimally invasive surgery. He is an assistant professor and created the Sustainable Surgery Research Line that originated the SATA technology. Tim was awarded 2016 Engineer of the Year and is a member of the technology committee EAES.

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, a health science degree from Boston University in the United States, and a post-doctoratraining in USDA Human Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. He is the major founder of the North America Medical Education Foundation. 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 program leader of the IDEE department in the Maastricht UMC, and as a research manager at ACES-Amsterdam. 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.