Farminform provides high-quality market and user information about the Dutch pharmaceutical market. This lets healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies make effective policy decisions based on the latest developments.

Farminform has built up experience since 1971 in the automated collection, processing, enrichment and publication of information. Many companies and other organisations in the broader pharmaceutical sector are affiliated with Farminform (see overview of participants and overview of participating wholesalers).

Farminform, in its role as a data trust with extensive databases, offers utility functions to facilitate secure information exchange within the pharmaceutical sector. As well as the basic information, Farminform also provides advice about implementing that data. Farminform invests in long-term cooperation with organisations that help healthcare professionals use medicines as efficiently as possible for individual patients.

With fifty years of experience under its belt, Farminform realises that cooperation and trust are the key concepts for optimising the appropriate use of medicines. That is why Farminform invests systematically in cooperating with market parties in the Dutch care sector. Farminform knows that this is often an endurance race, one small step at a time, with broad backing needed.

Farminform’s organisation

Farminform consists of professionals and data specialists who have strong social commitment and an entrepreneurial, solution-oriented approach. Farminform is based in Gouda and has three business units: data analysis, sales and account management, and operations: In addition, Brabers Corporate Counsel in The Hague monitors all competition law and privacy law aspects of Farminform’s services. Farminform is aware of its responsibility to comply with the rules of competition law; its activities and communications expressly draw attention to strict compliance.

Farminform’s management

Luuk Renfurm

Managing Director

Léon Walenbergh

Operations Director

Elias Silva

Financial manager

Christa Pals

Executive Secretary

Governance Model

Supervisory Board

On behalf of shareholders and stakeholders, the Supervisory Board supervises Farminform’s policy and its implementation. This board consists of five members, namely:

  • Mr. P.W.H. de Jong, Brocacef Group (chairman)
  • Mr. G.L. Bruinsma, Elmara B.V.
  • Mr. A.M.G. Overkamp, Takeda Nederland B.V.
  • Mr. J.L. Tinke, Pluripharm Group
  • Ms. P.H.G. Willems, Organon Benelux

Strategic Committee

A Strategic Committee, consisting of representatives of the member organisations on tactical and operational level, advises the Farminform Board on a regular basis.