Bart Westerkamp

A retired electronic engineer, whom is still active as an advisor in the development of a platform for applied physiology and inhaled pharmacology in anesthesia and ICU applications.

Bart is co-author of several publications in the field of oxygen uptake, quantitative inhalational anesthesia (VA and Xe) and real closed circuit anesthesia.

His first steps in medical technology were made in early 80ties in the Netherlands. Inspired by Prof. R. Serra, his interest in respiratory physiology, in particular the gas exchange and lung mechanics, was initiated.

Prof Erdman recognized the closed system technology as the right direction for real closed applications based on his ideas launched in 1978.

In 1990 the PhysioFlex was launched. The multi center studies required for the approval of the  Xenon as a drug were carried out with the PhysioFlex.