QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Opsens Inc. (TSX STOCK EXCHANGE: OPS)
("Opsens") announces an order awarded from a medical global technology leader
for an amount over $100,000 for the supply of LifeSens OEM board based on its
patent-pending White-Light Polarization Interferometry (WLPI) technology.
This additional recognition follows an initial order disclosed on
March 22, 2007 of 50 units of LifeSens OEM board, a system designed for the
medical industry, delivered to evaluate Opsens as a high-volume supplier. This
evaluation has been a success. The new granted order should be the last step
before Opsens obtains a large order which is expected in a short term window
to meet customer needs.
"The appreciation of the LifeSens by the customer reflects Opsens'
capacity in supplying leading solutions that meet the stringent requirements
in the medical industry. Opsens' signal conditioner and miniature optical
pressure sensor of 0.4 mm meets not only our client's needs in system
accuracy, but also in size and in cost. In addition, Opsens works with a pool
of high-potential clients in the medical industry." said Claude Belleville,
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
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. 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 and
laboratory fields. Opsens offers technical services, such as on site
installation, training and turnkey fiber optic systems.
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For further information:
For further information: Pierre Carrier, President and Chief Executive,
(418) 682-9996; Louis Laflamme, CA, Officer Chief Financial Officer, (418)