Opsens Launches New Miniature Pressure Sensor For Life Sciences & Medical Devices



    OPP-M25 Is Industry's Smallest MEMS-based Optical Fiber Pressure Sensor

    QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Opsens Inc. (TSX-V:OPS) today announced the
launch of OPP-M25, the smallest micro-electrical-mechanical systems
(MEMS)-based optical pressure sensor available to the life sciences and
medical devices industry.
    "Life Sciences is a core market for Opsens, and this new fiber optic
sensor will further increase our market share," said Pierre Carrier, President
and CEO. "With this new product we have achieved a major reduction in size
without any compromise on yield quality and performance."
    The new MEMS-based optical pressure sensor measures 0.25 mm OD, which is
much smaller than 1 French (0.33 mm) on the catheter scale. The new offering
delivers reliable and accurate pressure measurement in cardiovascular and
other critical applications where miniaturization is key to product utility.
Small size provides for less invasive catheterization practices, which enables
new practices that were not possible with conventional blood pressure
measurement systems.
    Opsens' unique expertise provides the capabilities to develop
state-of-the-art fiber optic sensing solutions for the medical industry. The
company's ability to deliver new solutions has been repeatedly demonstrated to
international partners with innovative and effective product formulations.
    "Our new 0.25 mm fiber optic pressure sensor is a major R&D achievement,"
said Claude Belleville, Vice President, Research and Development. "It offers
the industry the much needed characteristics of repeatability, linearity, low
hysteresis and high tolerance for temperature and moisture variations." Some
unique features of OPP-M25 are protected under patent pending.
    "We are pleased to offer our OEM partners a great miniature pressure
sensor in customizable, integration-ready packages," said Yves Plamondon, Vice
President, Sales and Marketing. "With these new packaged sensors, Opsens meets
the needs of OEM manufacturers and accelerates their return on investment by
reducing their R&D expenses and manufacturing costs."

    About Opsens

    Opsens Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide
range of fiber optic sensors and associated signal conditioners based on
proprietary patented and patent-pending technologies. Opsens sensors provide
long-term accuracy and reliability in the harshest environments. Opsens
provides sensors to measure pressure, temperature, strain and displacement to
original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and end-users in the oil and gas,
medical, high-power transformers, and laboratory fields. Opsens provides
complete technical support, including installation, training and after-sales
service.

    
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    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, Telephone: (418) 682-9996; Louis Laflamme, CA, Chief Financial
Officer, Telephone: (418) 682-9996; www.opsens.com


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