To contribute to a vibrant, healthy and compassionate world
To realize our vision, we are on a mission to:
- Eliminate drug related complications and
- Reduce associated healthcare costs
- Through predictive real-time monitoring techniques
Eliminate Residual Neuromuscular Block.
Over 500k patients experience critical respiratory events each year due to residual neuromuscular block, leading to $3.4B in unnecessary healthcare costs in the US alone.
We can solve this.
Meet the Team
The story started way back in 1997, when Corlius (Birkill) and Roche (Janse van Rensburg) completed their post-graduate studies in Bio-engineering at the University of Pretoria. A couple of ventures later, and Xavant Technology saw the light in 2003, with a primary focus on eliminating drug related complications.
With several patents under their portfolio, they keep on innovating in this space to improve patient outcomes and healthcare environments.
Roche Janse Van Rensburg
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer
B.Eng (Electronic), M. Eng (Bioegineering)
Roche brings 25 years of experience in the medical device industry through the development, design, manufacture and deployment of innovative products in the medical sector, with a healthy understanding of how to navigate the ever changing regulatory and compliance landscape. He believes that life is all about the journey, and through the use of exponential technologies, tomorrow will always be better than today.
B. Eng (Hons) (Bioengineering), MBA
Corlius possesses over 21 years’ experience in R&D, project management and component level design of electronic medical devices. He is skilled in conducting simulations, characterization, process modelling and integration in the development of new electronic devices. He has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth of medical device technology. Currently also serves as Chief Executive Officer at Rhyzotherm and Algiamed.
Research and Development
Vice-president of Research and Development
B.Eng (Electronic), M.Eng (Electronic)
As VP of Research and Development, Jacques brings a wealth of expertise with 28 years of experience in the design, development, manufacture and deployment of high reliability and safety critical systems in the Aerospace and Defense, Safety and Security, Transportation and Logistics, and Communication industry sectors, together with 6 years of experience in the medical device industry
Dawid Van Niekerk
B.Eng (Electronic), M. Eng (Management)
Dawid has 4 years’ experience in the military and defense industry and almost 5 years in the medical device industry.
Matthew has over 4 years’ experience in the medical device industry.
B.Eng (Electronic), B. Eng (Hons)(Electronic), M.Sc (Electrical)
John started his career in the telecommunication industry, before he turned his attention to the medical device industry for the past 3 years.
B.Eng (Computer and Electronic), M. Eng (Computer and Electronic)
Johan started his career in the communications and networking industry. For the past 3 year, he has honed his tools of the trade in the medical device industry.
Cornelis Van Eeden
B.Eng (Electrical and Electronic)
Cornelis has 2 years’ experience in the IOT industry, and is now applying that knowledge in the medical device industry for the past 2 years.
Marcelo started his career in the renewable energy sector, and has recently shifted his focus to the medical device industry.
National N Diploma (Elec)
Marius has been involved with procurement, production, manufacturing and populating of pcb’s for over 12 years. After a lot of traveling an opportunity crossed his carrier path to join a turnkey electronic manufacturer in the capacity as Project Manager where the relationship with Xavant started. After 8 years he joined Xavant as Production Manager. His experience from manufacturing pcb’s to project management contributes to the manufacturing and distribution of a world class medical device. He believes that there must always be a healthy balance between your work, personal life and family time. Always move forward.
Ambrose has been in the procurement industry for almost 20 years. During this time, he has gained knowledge and experience in various aspects of procurement, logistics management, management reporting and operations management. As a family man for almost half of his professional career, it is apparent the care and dedication he puts into his work, ability to negotiate and handle conflict as well as drive solutions. This speaks to his level of expertise. This is seen in his footballing ability if you happen to stance the sight, and fandom, when he’s watching football at home with his family and friends.
Production Test Technician
N6 certificate, National N Diploma
With more than 18 years of experience in production of electronic devices, ranging from electricity meters to medical devices, many of those years she worked as a testing technician. Her mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Production Test Technician
N5 National Certificate
Keletso started her Xavant career 7 years ago as a Production assembler. Through hard work and willingness to learn she was promoted to a Production test technician. She feels valued by her employer [thank you Keletso :)], and that motivates her to do more. “I love that we share the same vision for this company, and that is to see it grow bigger than it is”. What fulfills Keletso every day is the knowledge that someone out there is using the device that she helped to assemble and it is changing their health for the better.
Valerie got her break into the electronic industry in 2007, where she worked her way up from general worker to quality controller, to assistant supervisor. She then discovered Xavant in 2017. She believes in hard work, dedication, and team spirit, is the road to success.
Production Test Technician
NDip (Electrical Engineering), BTech (Electrical Engineering)
Ayanda is a young professional who is vibrant, passionate and ambitious. She has a strong technical background, as well as diverse experience in the field of electronics as a technician. Her philosophy in life is that if you have set your mind into doing something make sure you excel in it!
National Diploma (N6 – Electrical Engineering)
Motlatsi is an accomplished assembler who enjoys using her skills to contribute to the exciting technological advances that happen every day at Xavant Technology. “My aim is to build a career with a leading corporate of hi-tech environment with committed and dedicated people, which will help me to explore myself fully and realize my potential.” She is a good team player in challenging and creative environments, that allows her to utilize her skills and abilities that offers professional growth while being resourceful, innovative and flexible.
National Diploma (N6 – Electronic Engineering)
Mathilda brings a fast experience in commercial, THP and SMD soldering techniques, component identification and interpretation, pre-forming, wiring, coil winding and QA-criteria. She believes that we live in a world where electronics takes the lead and would like to be part of innovators that create devices that save lives and prevent imminent disasters.
Governance, Risk and Compliance
B.Eng (Mechatronic), M.Eng (Mechatronic)
Hervé was introduced to the field of biomedical engineering through his master’s research, collaborating with paediatricians, psychologists, and software developers. With just about 5 years of experience in the medical technology industry, he has been exposed to multiple aspects of the industry ranging from R&D, business strategy, marketing, and QARA. For the last 2 years, Hervé has focused on QARA and has led and managed his regulatory consulting business, Infomed Consulting which provides support to various medtech clients with regulatory affairs and quality assurance activities. Outside of work, he hosts his own podcast – The InfoMed Talks Podcast – and is an avid musician. “Become the best version of yourself”.
Eng. Tech. CMC, F.Inst.D
Rod has successfully pursued dual careers, both as an international management consultant and business architect in Governance Risk and Compliance disciplines, including Environmental and Social aspects (GRC-ES), and a Medical Technology Assessor, since 1995. With 3 decades experience, he’s gained wide-ranging knowledge and skills in both fields, with extensive experience in consulting to research and development organisations, and manufacturers operating in the defence, electrical, energy engineering sectors and related sciences.
Irina Proutski, Phd
Person Responsible for Regulatory Compliance (PRRC)
Irina is a regulatory affairs and qualityassurance professional with more than 19 years experience in Medical Devices,Biotech and the Pharma industry. She has extensive knowledge and practical experience of setting up and operating
Quality Management Systems and Technical Documentation for Class I-III medical devices and “other” and Annex II List B IVDs. She also brings extensive experience in clinical evaluation and biological safety assessment for a range of medical devices.
B.Compt Financial Accounting
Donovan completed an undergraduate B.Compt Financial Accounting at the University of South Africa in 2015 after transitioning from a B.Eng (Comp) at the University of Pretoria. He was appointed as an audit supervisor after completing his SAICA training contract at RSM South Africa as the top trainee accountant. He joined Xavant Technology in 2018 as a financial accountant and was promoted to financial manager in 2022. With strong analytical skills and extensive accounting knowledge he excels at managing financial forecasting, budgeting, cost reduction and financial reporting. He is an avid cyclist and believes business is like riding a bicycle, if you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind.
Sales Manager Europe
Stefanie brings more than 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, and professional education in the international medical industry. She continuously strives to find solutions to challenges and maintains a positive attitude at all times and works to establish trust and support to international distributors . Her daily motivation: Dreaming big, working hard and make it happen!
With IT support background on large wireless networks, quality insurance for operating system migrations and interfacing with different vendors to improve the services offered by the hotel industry, Mias’ combined knowledge in different industries has challenged him in the medical device industry to help with improving the support and servicing in Xavant, focusing on client satisfaction. The Armageddon rule applies in the service centre, there isn’t a tomorrow!
With 4 years of significant and progressive experience as a shipping clerk, Adelle threw herself to the other side of the table, and with the knowledge she had gained, made the past 12 years as Logistics Manager at Xavant seamless. Keeping good relationship with clients, suppliers and shipping agents is key. Believing that the greatest inspiration is off course the deadline – living on the edge!
Jumaima makes sure that our offices and working environments are always spotless and clean. Her infectious laugh always rings true in the hallways of Xavant Technology. She calls Xavant her family.