Medical Device Industry Veteran Doug Kohrs Joins OmniGuide Board of Directors
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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.
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