Marc Beer

Marc Beer: The Importance of Illumination

During any surgical procedure, adequate illumination is the most important factor. Even the most experienced surgeon with the most skilled hands can cause irreparable damage to their patient and their career. For years, no one product has held the title of “most preferred by surgeons” when it comes to lighting.

One product most people think of when they think about illumination during surgeries is what they see in movies and on TV; one big light hanging over the operating table. While surgeons and doctors alike have used electric bulbs for many years, they never really liked to use them. Those giant electric bulbs were extremely bulky, they burned hot quickly and burned out, they offered poor illumination, and they consumed way too much energy.

Recently, LumeNXT, Inc. announced a new line of products that made the company’s new Chairman of the Board, Marc Beer, excited to be a part of the company. LumeNXT created a product line that combined white light-emitting diodes, micro-electronic switching technology, and compacted high-power batteries. Its new product line features small high-intensity non-tethered lighting sources.

That may all sound technical and boring, but to put in laymen’s terms, the company’s new lights will allow doctors and surgeons to place precision lighting into or on the edge of the surgical site. The notion of lighting from within has the entire medical industry up in a roar but in a good way. Everyone is excited to start working with an illumination source that can improve surgery safety and quickness.

These little lights are latex-free and come individually wrapped for convenience. They can only be used one time, but they required approximately one-twentieth of the energy required by the standard large electric bulbs, and they produce better lighting. They’re small enough to fit into a cavity, they produce no heat, and they’re inexpensive.

Marc Beer made a great choice for a new Chairman of the Board because he’s used to looking for and bringing new medical solutions to the field. One of his first companies was Renovia, Inc., a company dedicated to creating therapeutic and diagnostic devices for women suffering from pelvic floor disorder.

Though Renovia made Marc Beer an industry-known name, he also founded Minerva Neurosciences Inc., a company that looked for medicines that would help people suffering from schizophrenia, insomnia, and other mood disorders, including depressive disorders and Parkinson’s disease. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/interview-with-marc-beer/

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