Opsens Inc. announces an order from a high-potential client in the medical industry



    QUEBEC, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Opsens Inc. (TSX stock exchange: OPS)
("Opsens") announces an order awarded from a European client, one of the lead
suppliers in the cardiac assist application.
    This first award of Opsens 50 units of LifeSens OEM board, a system
designed for the medical industry, constitutes the second step in confirming
Opsens as its OEM supplier. Before the reception of this order, Opsens' OEM
signal conditioner and miniature optical pressure sensor of 0.4 mm based on
its patent-pending White Light Interferometric technology have gone through
vigorous performance testing and evaluations. The new order's objective is to
evaluate Opsens as a high-volume supplier and the success of this could
generate important order for signal conditioners and optical pressure sensor.
    "Opsens works with a pool of high-potential clients who are renowned in
the medical industry, amongst them, our commercial partnership with a Japanese
company in which the device is in the process of obtaining the Japanese
regulatory approval. This recent success represents our first step to the
European medical industry and a firm confirmation on Opsens' capacity in
supplying leading solutions that meets the stringent requirements in the
medical industry. Opsens' system meets not only our client's needs in system
accuracy, but also in size and in cost." said Claude Belleville,
vice-president, medical.
    Opsens' miniature pressure sensor permits the reduction of catheter size
which represents a considerably advantage against conventional system. The
ability in size reduction allows lesser invasive catheterization practices,
enables new practices which were not possible in the past; provides extended
capabilities for new applications yet, delivering high fidelity pressure
measurement. The advantages inherent to optical sensors as the immunity to
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiofrequency interference (RFI) make it
the only sensor safe for magnetic resonance and electro-surgery environments
which, are increasingly employed in the medical practices. The single-use
optical pressure sensor will also create recurring revenue in the medical
industry.

    About Opsens

    Opsens is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide range
of fiber optic sensors and associated signal conditioners based on proprietary
and patent pending technologies. Opsens sensors provide long-term accuracy and
reliability in the harshest environments and are able to address various
critical measurement requirements notably in the oil and gas field. Opsens
provides patent pending sensors to measure pressure, temperature, strain and
displacement to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and end-users in the
oil and gas, medical, energy and laboratory fields. Opsens offers technical
services, as on site installation, training and turnkey fiber optic systems.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this press release.

    Forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual
results, performance and achievements of Opsens to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
the said forward-looking statements.




For further information:

For further information: Pierre Carrier, President and Chief Executive
Officer, (418) 682-9996; Louis Laflamme, Chief Financial Officer, (418)
682-9996

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