OmniGuide (Cambridge, Mass.) plans to acquire Lisa Laser Products, a surgical laser company based in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. Terms were not disclosed. Lisa Laser’s product portfolio consists of laser hardware units, laser fibers, endoscopes and other accessories for laser-assisted surgery. The company has been developing surgical laser technologies consisting of both thulium and holmium lasers for the treatment […]
OmniGuide said yesterday its subsidiary Domain Surgical launched its FMsealer laparoscopic shears designed for surgical vessel sealing. The Lexington, Mass.-based company touted the newly released FMsealer as the only vessel sealing instrument based on ferromagnetic surgical energy, which it claims provides quick transection with minimal thermal impact on surrounding tissue. The device is cleared for sealing […]
Invuity (NSDQ:IVTY) said late last week that its president and chief executive officer Philip Sawyer has resigned and will be replaced by board member Scott Flora on an interim basis. Flora has served as a member of the board since last November, and has held positions as prez, CEO and director of Omniguide. He has also held […]
Neuros Medical said it named Tom Wilder, the CEO who led Sequent Medical to a $280 million acquisition by Terumo Corp. (TYO:4543), to take the corner office. “Neuros Medical, with its patented Altius system high-frequency nerve block technology, has the opportunity to develop important therapy options for patients who experience significant pain as a result […]
OmniGuide said today it purchased FMX Ferromagnetic Surgical System developer Domain Surgical for an undisclosed amount, with the merger closing today. Domain Surgical is developing the FMX ferromagnetic surgical platform to facilitate precise cutting and coagulation of soft tissue. The device targets soft tissue without penetrating deeper to pass electrical energy to the patient, which […]
IlluminOss Medical said today it picked ex-OmniGuide sales & marketing veep Manny Avila as its new chief exec. Prior to his time as sales & marketing veep with OmniGuide, Avila served as veep of commercial operations and surgical solutions in Europe for Covidien, and had management roles at Aspect Medical, Synthes Inc. and Haemonetics (NYSE:HAE), IlluminOss […]
OmniGuide Surgical said it raised a $15 million funding round for its BeamPath surgical layer.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based medical device company said it plans to use the round to expand BeamPath’s footprint in the gynecological market and launch new ear, nose & throat products.
AliveCor names Daniel Sullivan its new president, CEO and director
California mobile medical device maker AliveCor announced a shift at the helm, naming Daniel Sullivan its new president & CEO as the company sets its sights on wider commercial distribution.
MassDevice.com first visited OmniGuide in 2009, when the Cambridge, Mass.-based medical device company was developing the BeamPath laser scalpel, aiming for 2 orders of magnitude more precision than the most precise soft-tissue cutting tool.
Today the company has refined that technology even further and has turned its focus toward ramping up commercialization of the BeamPath device, CEO Scott Flora told us this month.
Four medical device companies reeled in more than $70 million in recent weeks, to develop technologies including a laser scalpel for minimally invasive surgeries, a peripheral vessel stapler, a thermal ablation system and a biliary stent.
Cambridge, Mass.-based OmniGuide led the charge with a $35 million round from Orbimed Advisors. OmniGuide chairman Yoel Fink told MassDevice.com in 2010 that the device uses the mirror technology he pioneered at the Mass. Institute of Technology in the 1990s.
OmniGuide founder and company chairman Yoel Fink discusses the company’s BeamPath laser technology and demonstrates its use with one of the company’s CO2 laser surgical devices.