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Morristown Medical Center First Hospital to Implement Patient Safety Oriented BEACON Advanced Energy Dual CO2 Laser System

October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018, Lexington, MA – OmniGuide Holdings, Inc., the parent company of OmniGuide Surgical, announced today that Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is the first hospital to implement OmniGuide’s BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System. The BEACON Laser System is the latest innovation among OmniGuide’s trusted portfolio of laser offerings, but is unique in that it offers the versatility of two distinct methods of tissue sparing CO2 laser delivery to accommodate multiple surgical specialties and physician preferences alike.

BEACON’s first method of CO2 laser energy delivery is through OmniGuide’s patented Enhanced Safety flexible fiber technology, which utilizes multiple mirrors as well as a protective outer cladding to enable precision and maneuverability within close proximity to vital anatomy. Alternatively, as some minimally invasive surgical cases may require a fixated aiming beam to work in conjunction with microscopes and other optics, BEACON also features Line of Sight CO2 energy delivery via a direct-beam articulating arm. BEACON’s articulating arm offers multiple configurations given the surgical specialty for which it is required. BEACON introduces a new, user-friendly interface replete with intuitive smartphone-like navigation as well as audio/visual guidance to benefit the surgical team’s focus on the patient while conducting complex surgical procedures. Since BEACON was intended to accommodate multiple surgical specialties such as Gynecology and Otolaryngology, its internal components were designed to be insulated from vibration to enable greater mobility. The end result is a laser that can be easily transported without the inconvenience of CO2 laser misalignment.

“While flexible-fiber based CO2 surgery has long been a preferred method of safe and precise laser treatment for complex Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery cases, OmniGuide’s new BEACON Laser System not only offers all the advanced lasing modes and settings that my surgical cases require, but also provides them all in a very accessible manner,” said Dr. Tom Thomas, Director of Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) at the Leonard B. Kahn Head and Neck Cancer Institute at Morristown Medical Center. “With BEACON, my OR team can easily position, maneuver and operate the laser.”

“With the launch of BEACON and its dual lasing modes, OmniGuide reaffirms its commitment to enhancing the delivery of advanced surgical energy so that clinicians and patients alike can benefit from micron-level precision, all while preserving healthy tissue. We are extremely proud to be able to partner with Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, whose implementation of BEACON clearly demonstrates their commitment to advancing surgical technology while providing the best overall care for their patients” said OmniGuide, Inc.’s CEO John T. Buhler.

The BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is currently available for resale. Hospital Systems interesting in clinical evaluation trials can learn more about BEACON >

About OmniGuide, Inc.

OmniGuide, Inc. is a patient safety-focused medical technology innovator, providing a portfolio of advanced energy surgical tools to benefit clinicians and their patients alike. The company’s technologies deliver energy in a precise and electrically silent manner, resulting in the preservation of healthy tissue.
As a renowned leader in CO2 laser technology, OmniGuide offers a range of flexible fiber and line of sight laser products designed to enhance surgical accuracy, access and control for minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of more than 16,500 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities. The system serves a population of 5 million, with more than 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs including 11 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of 6 regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of both the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across 6 health systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and AllSpire Health Partners, a consortium of 5 leading health care organizations dedicated to serving patients, families and communities in New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.