Health Beacons named Innovative Healthcare Tech of the Year Finalist by MassTLC

July 20, 2016

Health Beacons’ RFID Breast Localization System is a wireless, marker-based approach to localizing breast lesions for surgical removal that avoids a separate procedure on the day of surgery. The RFID tag is designed to be implanted at the site of the lesion days or weeks prior to the surgery. The surgeon then uses the handheld RFID reader, called the LOCalizer™, to locate the tag for surgical planning and determining distance from the tag during excision.

“The current standard of care for surgically guiding the removal of non-palpable breast lesions is shockingly outdated. Health Beacons’ System provides an updated approach that has the goal of improving the logistics of the procedure, making the experience less stressful for patients and giving surgeons a tool that can help them improve outcomes,” said Nancy Confrey, CEO, Health Beacons. “This recognition from the MassTLC underscores the progress that Health Beacons and Sunrise have made in achieving these goals.”

“Congratulations to Health Beacons, Inc. on being named a finalist in the 2016 MassTLC Leadership Awards,” said MassTLC CEO Tom Hopcroft. “The finalists this year all exemplify the innovative, can-do spirt that has made Massachusetts a global leader for the past three centuries. We applaud Health Beacons, Inc. for their contribution to the Massachusetts ecosystem.”

MassTLC is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at www.masstlc.org

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Health Beacons’ RFID Breast Localization System™ is a wireless, marker-based approach to localizing lesions for surgery that is designed to avoid a separate procedure on the day of surgery. The RFID tag is implanted at the site of the tumor days or weeks prior to surgery. The handheld RFID reader, called the TagFinder™, is then used to locate the tag and the tumor for surgical removal.

About Health Beacons.

Health Beacons is an early stage company working to provide physicians with new ways to mark areas in the body that are the target of specific medical and surgical procedures. For more information see www.healthbeacons.com or contact Nancy Confrey at nconfrey@healthbeacons.com

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