Healthcare Industry News: OmniGuide
News Release - May 15, 2008
Lisa M. Suennen Joins OmniGuide(R) Board of DirectorsSuennen brings wealth of healthcare and medical device experience to board of fast-growing company
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 15 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- OmniGuide, Inc., the developer of the first and only flexible CO2 laser scalpel enabling new procedures in minimally invasive surgery, today announced that Lisa M. Suennen has been elected to the company's board of directors. Suennen, co-founder and managing member of Psilos Group, brings nearly 20 years of experience investing in and managing medical device and healthcare services companies. Psilos Group is the lead investor in OmniGuide's new round of funding, announced today.
"We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Suennen to our board," said Yoel Fink, president and CEO, OmniGuide. "With years of success growing medical device companies her business and healthcare expertise will be vitally important to OmniGuide's continued expansion."
Suennen, co-founded in 1998 the Psilos Group, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm. She serves on the board of several of Psilos' portfolio companies including InSound Medical, Inc., AngioScore, Inc., IntelliDOT Corp., Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Centers of America, Inc., VeraLight, Inc. and as a board observer for Estech. Previously she held several positions at Merit Behavioral Care (formerly American Biodyne, Inc.) including Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Public Sector Division, Senior Vice President of Pacific Region Operations and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Suennen played an integral role in the growth of Merit leading to its sale for $800 million in 1998.
Earlier in her career, Suennen spent several years at Regis McKenna, Inc., an international high technology marketing and public relations firm, organizing public relations strategy for healthcare and software companies. Suennen earned an M.A. in political science, a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley.
About OmniGuide, Inc.
OmniGuide, Inc., is the worldwide leader in precision optical scalpels for minimally invasive surgery. OmniGuide CO2 laser fiber products are clinically targeted, disposable optical scalpels optimized for specific surgical procedures. The company has recently introduced a line of fiber-enabled, portable, low cost CO2 lasers for use in operating rooms and surgical suites. The company designs and manufactures its fiber products in Cambridge, Mass. based on multi-material photonic bandgap fiber technology exclusively licensed from MIT. The company distributes its products in the U.S. and Europe through a direct sales force. OmniGuide is committed to developing products that improve and expand surgical treatment options, enhance clinical outcomes, and reduce treatment complexity and cost.
Additional information about OmniGuide may be found at http://www.omni-guide.com
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