Medical Device Industry Veteran Doug Kohrs Joins OmniGuide Board of
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- April 11, 2013
OmniGuide, Inc., a commercial stage medical device company, today announced
that Doug Kohrs has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Kohrs brings
substantial experience in strategy and operational execution as a senior
executive in the medical device industry.
“Doug has had an extensive career building successful businesses in the
medical device industry,” said Scott Flora, President and CEO of OmniGuide.
“We are excited to welcome Doug to our Board and look forward to benefiting
from his experience and strategic insights.”
Mr. Kohrs was most recently President and CEO of Tornier NV, a publicly traded
orthopedics company. Previously, he served as President and CEO of American
Medical Systems, a publicly held medical device company that was acquired by
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Mr. Kohrs also served as Chairman of the
Board of American Medical Systems.
During the past 10 years, Mr. Kohrs has served on the board of directors of
nine different medical device companies, including ev3, a publicly held
medical device company that was acquired by Covidien, and Kyphon, a publicly
held medical device company that was acquired by Medtronic.
“OmniGuide is well positioned for growth in the advanced surgical energy space
and I look forward to engaging with the Board and management to help take the
company to the next level,” said Kohrs.
Mr. Kohrs holds an MBA from Northeastern University, a Bachelor of Science in
Bioengineering from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering
Sciences from Austin College.
OmniGuide advanced surgical energy systems combine the surgical value of CO2
lasers with unprecedented precision, control, and access. For physicians
across different disciplines, OmniGuide offers safe, precise cutting and
ablation of soft tissue.
In microsurgery, laparoscopy and robotic procedures, OmniGuide systems deliver
CO2 laser energy through unique flexible optical fibers, with the potential to
improve patient outcomes as a result of enhanced precision and less damage to
tissue around the surgical site.
Major medical centers across the United States are using OmniGuide systems in
procedures ranging from Gynecology to ENT and general surgery.
OmniGuide, Inc. is a leader in the development and marketing of advanced
surgical energy solutions for minimally invasive surgery that improve
precision, access and control. OmniGuide’s products are sold under the
BeamPath® brand and are clinically targeted for superior clinical outcomes in
Gynecology and ENT. The Company distributes its products in the U.S. 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 www.omni-guide.com.
Brad Smith, 617-551-8420
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