About SurGuide

SurGuide is a medical device company that aims to improve the surgical results for oncology patients. Our team consists of professionals with experience in the MedTech and Life Science & Health industry.

Claus Schaffrath

CEO and Regulatory and Medical Affairs

A physician and engineer with 20+ years of experience in Medical Devices and Image Guided Therapy, both in Hospital and Industry. Claus is an expert in Product Claim Management, a practice driven approach of value creation for Medical Devices. He is registered as physician in the Netherlands, certified as Manager Regulatory Affairs Medical Devices EU & International and Lead Auditor QMS ISO 13485:2016. Next to his role as CEO, Claus is responsible for Quality & Regulatory and Market Access at SurGuide.

Claus Schaffrath
Lars Ottevanger

Lars Ottevanger

founder and COO

Lars has a background as medical biologist with a master’s degree in Science Based Business. Lars has done most of the work for the current business plan and activities needed for the founding of SurGuide. Lars determines the strategy to market and position SurGuide and is responsible to secure adequate financing for the next steps SurGuide.

Gerwin Puppels

founder and CTO

Gerwin has 25 years of experience in development of diagnostic devices based on Raman spectroscopy and published almost 200 papers. He has in-depth knowledge of product development of high-tech systems, and broad managerial experience as the managing director of RiverD and as the coordinator of collaborative R&D projects on national and European levels.

Gerwin Puppels

Marlon Dijkshoorn


Marlon has more than 25 years of experience in financial management from large enterprises to venture funds and small technology companies, he provides superb financial management for SMEs in all phases. Having experience of sitting on both sides of the risk capital table Marlon provides critical support in raising investments and understanding the needs of all stakeholders.

Anand Manichand

New Development and Commercial Lead

Anand has more than 20 years experience in the MedTech industry in both start-ups as corporates. He has a background in industrial design engineering. Anand successfully marketed high-tech medical devices in the ophthalmology business and gained experience commercialisation of novel medical devices based on optical technologies.

Our Partners

SurGuide collaborates with industry leaders in diagnostic Raman spectroscopy and fiber-optic probe technology and with the Erasmus-university Medical Center Rotterdam in the development of MarginGuide



SurGuide has several internship positions available throughout the year. Are you interested in business development, industrial desgin and/or biomedical engineering? Send us your resume and

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