Health Beacons Honored in the MASSTLC Technology Leadership Awards

Sunrise Labs' client recognized for RFID Breast Localization System
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AUBURN, NEW HAMPSHIREJuly 26th, 2016 – Sunrise Labs is pleased to announce its client, Health Beacons, Inc., is a finalist in the 2016 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s (MassTLC) Leadership Awards for Innovative Technology of the Year: Healthcare Tech.

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“The current standard of care for surgically guiding the removal of non-palpable breast lesions is shockingly outdated.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.”

“Sunrise Labs congratulates Health Beacons on their nomination for Innovative Technology of the Year: Healthcare Tech,” said Eric Soederberg, President, Sunrise Labs. “Health Beacons’ solution is a wonderful example of innovation greatly improving the standard of care and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

“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.”

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 14th at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Health Beacons is an early stage medical device company working to provide physicians with new ways to navigate medical and surgical procedures successfully. For more information see or contact Nancy Confrey at