Opsens receives first order from Japanese manufacturer for cardiovascular pressure measurement



    QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Opsens Inc. (TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE:
OPS) ("Opsens") announced that it has received an order from a major Japanese
manufacturer of medical devices in the order of over three hundred thousand
dollars ($300,000) for the supply of LifeSens signal conditioners and pressure
sensors which utilize white-light polarization interferometry technology
(WLPI) (1).
    This order is a crowning achievement of a strong partnership with the
Japanese manufacturer, who has taken on assembly of the system, which goes to
show how modular and customizable our approach and products are. These signal
conditioners and pressure sensors will be used for purposes related to
cardiovascular treatments.
    Claude Belleville, Vice President of the medical sector and scientific
laboratory markets at Opsens, stated, "This order illustrates Opsens' ability
to deliver solutions that are highly suitable to the demanding and restrictive
conditions often encountered in the medical sector. The signal conditioner and
the small (0.4 mm) pressure sensor are ideal solutions for cardiovascular
intervention procedures in terms precision, size and cost. With the success of
this partnership, we are confident in the commercialization of our products on
the world market of medical devices."
    Opsens' miniature pressure sensor permits the reduction of catheter size
which represents a significant 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 radio frequency interference (RFI) as
well as electrosurgery 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.

    
    (1) Patent no. 7259862 Low-coherence interferometry optical sensor using
        a single wedge polarization readout interferometer
    

    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
patent 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,
energy, scientific and military laboratory fields. Opsens offers technical
services, such as on site installation, training and turnkey fiber optic
systems.

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results, performance and achievements of Opsens to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
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For further information: Contacts: Pierre Carrier, President and Chief
Executive Officer, (418) 682-9996; Louis Laflamme, CA, Chief Financial
Officer, (418) 682-9996

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