Opsens receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

    QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Opsens Inc. ("Opsens" or "the
Company") (TSX-V: OPS) announced today that it has received ISO 9001:2000
certification, formally recognizing its systematic approach to quality
management, and processes that are customer-focused.
    "This certification demonstrates our commitment to delivering only the
finest quality products and services," said Pierre Carrier, president and
chief executive officer of Opsens. "It confirms to our customers that Opsens
has the necessary internal controls and processes in place to be a leading
    "We are providing consistently high-quality fibre optic sensors that meet
the stringent requirements of our clients in the medical devices, oil sands,
scientific and military research and high-power transformers markets,"
Mr. Carrier said.
    "This designation reflects the strength of the entire Opsens team, led by
Mr. Richard Van Neste, director of manufacturing, in this achievement,"
Mr. Carrier said.
    The International Organization for Standardization, based in Geneva, is a
non-governmental organization that has developed a series of best practices
that set standards to facilitate global trade. The ISO 9001:2000 standard
covers topics such as management's commitment to quality, adequacy of its
resources, and process management for manufacturing.
    ISO standards are widely respected and accepted by public and private
sectors internationally. Opsens' certification was performed by Intertek
Testing Services Na Ltd.

    About Opsens Inc. (www.opsens.com)

    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 directly to end-users in the oil and gas,
medical instrumentation, energy, and scientific and military laboratory
fields. Opsens offers technical services, such 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 release.

For further information:

For further information: Pierre Carrier, President and CEO, Opsens Inc.,
(418) 682-9996; Louis Laflamme, CA, Chief Financial Officer, Opsens Inc.,
(418) 682-9996

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