How it began
The emergence of Medical Precision BV and its game-changing technologies for radiotherapy markings arose from the demand of radiotherapists: “Could technology, as used in cosmetic permanent Make-up, be redeveloped towards an alternative for the painful traditional methods of “tattooing” for radiotherapy?”
In close cooperation with several radiotherapy institutions in the Netherlands a system was developed, based on a Permanent Makeup device. It was introduced as an experimental system in several Dutch hospitals as well as University hospitals. The system has proven to be a fantastic innovation compared to the traditional, ever painful, manual methods. Another advantage of the system, due to the design of the system and the safety needle, is the reduced risk of needlestick injuries for both operators and patients, reducing contamination risks dramatically.
The enthusiasm from hospitals using this prototype device of Medical Precision made Annelies Maas and her husband Roland Kortenhorst decide to start the development of the Comfort marker 2.0. This development was fully based on the ideas and experiences with the prototype system as has been used by many radiotherapists in several Dutch hospitals.
Annelies Maas, CEO and founder of Medical Precision BV, has been a Permanent Make Up specialist over three decades. She owned the largest specialized Permanent Make Up training school in the Eastern/ Northern Netherlands, and contributed a lot to many different new techniques within this profession. She also defined the concept of the Comfort Marker 2.0.
Her husband, Roland Kortenhorst, is a naval architect who always had a focus on technical innovation. In his shipbuilding career he led the team that developed the world’s first bi-fuel (LNG and diesel) liquid gas tanker. In Medical Precision he is COO/CFO and managed the entire development processes resulting in the Comfort Marker 2.0 system and its’ safety needle.