FISO Technologies launches the smallest commercially-available fiber optic pressure sensor for the medical market

    QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - FISO Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of
Roctest Ltd (TSX: RTT) and a leading manufacturer of high-quality fiber optic
sensors and measurement systems for challenging and demanding applications,
announces the production release of the FOP-M260, the smallest
commercially-available fiber optic pressure sensor and the first one below the
size of a 1 French catheter. This new sensor, based on MOMS technology, has a
diameter of 260 microns (0.010 inches) and accounts for a 50% size reduction
over the current FOP-MIV pressure sensor. The development of this sensor is a
significant step and provides an immediate solution to situations where the
FOP-MIV size was a limitation. The sensor will be officially launched at the
Medical Design & Manufacturing 'MD&M' exposition, which will be held on
October 22-23 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN.
    The FOP-M260 sensor shows better thermal performance and better stability
than previous generations. Similarly to the previous fiber optic pressure
sensors designed for the medical market, the FOP-M260 is compatible with
FISO's EVOLUTION product line. By using the White-Light Fabry-Perot
Interferometry technology, which has been deployed for more than a decade in
challenging applications such as aerospace & defense, medical and process
control, FISO customers are assured of accurate and reliable measurements in
all field conditions.
    "FISO is a unique reference for the medical market, where its sensors are
integrated into medical devices. Combined with the FOP-MIV and the soon
commercially-available FOP-F125, the FOP-M260 fiber optic miniature pressure
sensor is part of the most extensive offer in the market", said 
Maxim Vachon-Savary, Product Line Manager at FISO Technologies. "The design of
the FOP-M260 is similar to the FOP-MIV and will be easily integrated into FISO
automatic assembly line, allowing FISO to reach the same high volume than the
FOP-MIV, representing tens of thousands of units per year."

    About FISO Technologies Inc.

    FISO Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and markets fiber optic
sensors and high-precision measuring instruments for challenging and demanding
applications in the process control, energy, healthcare and defense markets.
Its products are mainly sold internationally. The Company headquarter is
located in Quebec City, Quebec (Canada).
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    Except for historical information provided herein, the press release may
contain information and statements of a forward looking nature concerning the
future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions
and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of
future events, and as such involve a number of risk factors. Such factors may
include, without excluding other considerations, risks related to foreign
exchange fluctuations, evolution in customer demand for the Company's products
and services, the impact of price pressure from competitors and general market
trends, economic and geopolitical changes. As a result, readers are advised
that actual results may differ from expected results. The Company is not
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as may be required under applicable law.

For further information:

For further information: Jean Audet, Director Sales & Marketing, FISO
Technologies Inc., (418) 688-8065; Internet:

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