Gateway to Europe


In various industries, the Netherlands is sometimes called the ‘gateway to Europe’. In medtech and preclinical research, LifeTec Group has the reputation of being a ‘spider in the web’.

What happens when you combine the gateway and the spider? Work with LifeTec Group and find out! And you can also find out when you read LifeTec Group’s updated website, its LinkedIn company page and its email newsletter. 

Looking Back: First Semester

Looking Back: First Semester

We’re almost at the end of the first semester of 2019, and at the beginning of the astronomical summer. Here’s our First Semester Lookback: 

First Human Heart study at LifeTec Group’s lab!

First Human Heart study at LifeTec Group’s lab!

In LifeTec Group’s lab facility in Eindhoven, the first study using human cadaveric hearts has been very successfully conducted on the Cardiac Biosimulator Platform >> Read more >>

Numerical Simulations

Numerical Simulations

"We are pleased to be able to describe the work of LifeTec Group, an SME in the Netherlands and partner in CompBioMed that is looking into numerical models for planning surgical procedures. They are making important steps to allow personalised medicine to be used in the clinic." 

Prof. Peter V. Coveney | Principal Investigator & CompBioMed Coordinator >> Read more >>



Among LifeTec Group followers we are known for our Physioheart™ (the ‘beating heart platform’), our Heart Valve Assessment Platform, Osteochondral Platform, Cardiac Biosimulator Platform and other tailor-made as well as customizable research platforms, which all contribute to achieving fast, solid research results. 

But here’s something you may not know: 

we also provide customized platforms for R&D or training in our clients’ in-house facilities, of course tailored to their specific application needs: >> Read more >>

Better treatment of infarctions through successful collaboration Catharina Hospital and LifeTec Group

Better treatment of infarctions

"Better treatment of infarctions through successful collaboration Catharina Hospital and LifeTec Group

Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven is the number one cardiovascular centre in the Netherlands. Next to cardiovascular patient care, the centre also has its very own cardiovascular R&D facility. For the cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons, this regularly involves working with LifeTec Group." >> Read more >>

Scientific 3D Animations production

Scientific 3D Animations production

LifeTec Group supports clients in the development of new medical (device) technology. To support this even more, we recently started to make scientific 3D animations to explain the therapies at hand. Not only is this useful as a sales instrument but also as a topic of debate for cardiologists - and more specifically for key opinion leaders. These animations are not yet released, but we have another one, in the domain of dermatology / genetic disorders, that we made as part of a TV documentary.  >> Read more >>


Helping clients to move forward
Helping clients to move forward

"LifeTec Group is always helping their clients to move forward, not only by supporting their technology development but also by looking for means to be able to do so. Increasingly, we experience that financing MedTech development becomes harder following the ‘traditional’ VC model..."

Dr. Jurgen de Hart | CEO >>

Networking - LifeTec Group laboratory - Rabobank Private Banking clients
Rabobank Private Banking clients

Eindhoven – LifeTec Group laboratory - Rabobank Private Banking clients

What an impressive visit we had this evening at the BioMed company LifeTec Group™in Eindhoven. It was an opportunity for us to treat our investor clients to a fascinating tour and a workshop.” 

This is what Manager Private Banking Patrick Wijns wrote afterwards on LinkedIn.

Here are some places, besides the lab, where you can find us: 

Austria – Medical University of Innsbruck [guest author submission]

"In this video tutorial we present a beating-heart porcine model used as a high-fidelity training simulator for transcatheter cardiac valve procedures."

Corresponding Author: Nikolaos Bonaros - Department of Cardiac Surgery - Medical University of Innsbruck >> Read more >>

Vienna - The International Liver Congress

Vienna - The International Liver Congress

Every year in April, scientific and medical experts from a broad range of fields including hepatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, cell biology, transplant surgery, infectious diseases, microbiology and virology, pharmacology, pathology, and radiology and imaging, come together from all over the world to learn about the latest developments in liver research.

With its ‘close to real’ research platforms, its wealth of experience, and its crew of skilled scientific craftsmen, LifeTec Group contributes significantly to research as well as education. 


One of our ‘craftsmen’, her name is Melanie Krüger, put in an appearance at the International Liver Congress in Vienna last April. >> Read more >>

Head of MedTech Innovation

Marco Stijnen

Head of Research & Training

Linda Kock

Medical Director

Bas de Mol

R&D Engineer

Marcel Wijlaars

Senior Research Engineer

Sjoerd van Tuijl

Office Manager

Janneke Cuijpers


Jurgen de Hart

R&D engineer

Elke van Soest

R&D engineer

Dave Wanders

R&D Engineer

Bart Smeets

R&D Engineer

Mattia D'Alessi

Project Manager and Engineer

Anke Waterschoot

R&D Engineer

Martina Puricelli

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