Catharina Hospital is a large secondary and tertiary teaching hospital with special focus on cancer and cardiovascular disease management and cardiovascular interventions, i.e. cardiac emergency wards, percutaneous coronary interventions of various kinds and cardiac surgery.
In the high care units of the Catharina Ziekenhuis they have a wide range of Point-of-Care Testing analysers running including but not limited to coagulation analysers, blood gas analysers, glucose and lactate meters, HbA1c meters etc. and extensive experience with the use and the limitations of these devices.
Catharina Ziekenhuis will be involved in the measurement, analysis and evaluation of the product conducting both clinical and analytical performance evaluations. Catharina Ziekenhuis is the coordinator of usability and workflow testing and initiates and participates in these activities.
Prof Volkher Scharnhorst
Prof Scharnhorst is a part-time professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology and within the knowlegde Centre for Clinical Chemistry, a centre of excellence with participation of Catharina Ziekenhuis, Maxima Medisch Centrum and the Technical University. He is a clinical chemist by training and director of the Laboratory Department of Catharina Ziekenhuis. He has more than 10 years of experience in scientific research in the field of cardiovascular diagnostics.
Nick van Dijk (Study monitor)
Nick is Project/Senior Analist clinical laboratory at Catharina Ziekenhuis. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences and is specialist in Clinical laboratory analysis and hematology. He followed an internship at the Philips Handheld Diagnostics Venture.
Joyce Curvers, PhD
Joyce is a Clinical chemist with special interest in protein chemistry and coordinates point of care testing at general practioner offices. Previously she performed research in the field of coagulation and from 2007 she is employed at the department of clinical chemistry at the Catharina Hospital. She has been involved in the preclinical work that has been performed on the Minicare.