At LAYCO Medical Devices, they specialize in simplifying complex medical issues through user-friendly devices. LAYCO believes that medical devices should be affordable and reusable, rather than disposable, in order to maximize their value while minimizing impact on the environment. They are constantly pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo in healthcare accessibility and strive to make a positive impact.
Thom Weustink, together with Dieuwertje Drexhage, founded LAYCO Medical Devices. After graduating from the University of Groningen with degrees in Business and Politics, he gained valuable experience at Amsterdam-based start-ups bloomon and Studocu before joining multinational FrieslandCampina.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Thomas and Dieuwertje, who was in the process of spinning out the development of a medical device from TU Delft, joined with ambition, drive and a lot of enthusiasm decided to start LAYCO. Through the platform of LAYCO, we are focused on developing reusable medical devices to reduce the CO2 footprint of the healthcare sector while simultaneously enhancing global access to healthcare. Our first product is vela®, a reusable vacuum extractor, to support woman and safely give birth during prolonged or obstructed childbirth.