CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniGuide Surgical, a leading developer of advanced energy surgical products, today announced it has shipped more than 100,000 of its flexible fibers for the treatment of a range of debilitating diseases in areas such as Otolaryngology and Gynecology.
"This is an exciting time for us and I am proud to know that we have been able to improve the lives of 100,000 patients," said Scott Flora, OmniGuide Surgical's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are committed to developing products that meet the needs of our customers, enhance clinical outcomes, and reduce treatment complexity and cost."
In the past twelve months, OmniGuide Surgical has launched innovative products into both the ENT space, with the new ELEVATETM ENT System and the Gynecology space with its new Robotic Platform. OmniGuide is leveraging the benefits of CO2 laser, known to be one of the most precise surgical cutting modalities available, to improve minimally invasive surgical outcomes. The Company believes that the use of its systems can improve a surgeon's experience in the operating room and provide better outcomes for patients. CO2 laser energy causes less damage to tissue versus other advanced energy products and surgeons are more comfortable using this energy source around critical anatomical structures.
"The new ELEVATE ELITE fiber is more reliable and delivers consistently higher power, a marked improvement over the previous technology," said Dr. Bruce Haughey, MBChB, FACS, FRACS, Kimbrough Professor and Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist at Barnes Jewish Hospital. "The new ELEVATE ENT System instrumentation has greatly improved ergonomics and the automated loading system makes it very simple for the operating room staff to use."
"With the OmniGuide technology, I can treat more of the disease because I have the ability to operate on or near critical structures like the bowel, bladder and ureters," said Samuel Brown, MD, FACOG, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Medical Director at the Brown Fertility Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine. "OmniGuide is my preferred laser choice for delicate infertility surgery due to its versatility."
OmniGuide is committed to developing advanced energy surgical solutions that enhance precision, improve access and provide increased control in the field of minimally invasive surgery. Since its initial launch, the BeamPath® flexible fiber and FELS-25A IntelliguideTM laser system have been used in more than 100,000 minimally invasive surgical procedures primarily in the fields of Gynecology and ENT.
OmniGuide designs and manufactures its CO2 laser system in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its fibers are based on proprietary technology invented at MIT that was originally published in Science and Nature. The Company distributes its products in the U.S. through a direct sales force.
SOURCE OmniGuide Surgical