About LIMIS Development BV

Mission Statement

LIMIS combines specific medical knowledge and market demands into innovative new technologies concepts, and products for surgery applications.


LIMIS develops new technologies and innovates methods leading to products together with hospitals, companies, universities and knowledge centres.

Healthcare is faced with new challenges. Modern technology enables us to elevate the skills of surgeons and other medical specialists to an even higher level. In the meantime diseases of affluence and ageing threaten the affordability of healthcare. ‘Healthy ageing’ is therefore justifiably high on the agenda for business in the Netherlands.

LIMIS develops innovative products and services that are demanded by society. Consider, for example, the development of a training tool appying ‘serious gaming’ for surgeons to improve their eye-hand coordination.


Development of new services and products in healthcare, specifically for unmet needs for the surgical domain. We don't do this on our own, but in close cooperation with healthcare parties, the business community, universities and universities of applied sciences. LIMIS is doing research and valorizes knowledge, but distinguishes itself from other entities by actually bringing innovative concepts to the market.


The history of LIMIS started around 2000 with the laparoscopic surgery (surgical team) of the Medical Centre Leeuwarden (MCL). LIMIS was established to make this innovative laparoscopic technology generally available for surgeons by side by side training. In the last decade the focus has been more and more switching towards research and development of new technologies and the valorisation of knowledge into products.

Core values

We consider it of importance to work from a healthcare and an economic (need) basis. A professional culture and business impact are core values for us to be able to be successful as a ‘healthcare innovations developer’.


The company LIMIS-Development BV is the legal entity.


  • Hessel Bouma
  • Gerrit Baarda

Managing Director:

  • Hessel Bouma, MSc

Involved medical specialists and surgeons:

  • Dr. Chr. Boerma
  • Chr. Hoff
  • S.A. Koopal
  • prof. dr. J.P.E.N. Pierie

Supervisory Board:

  • Drs. M. Pool, former director RUG Houdstermaatschappij B.V., Chairman
  • Edwin Schulting MSc, CEO and co-founder of IMDS-Interventional Medical Device Solutions

LIMIS Partners