BIOLASE's EPIC 10 Diode Soft-Tissue Laser Wins Gold Medal at the 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards

BIOLASE's EPIC 10 Diode Soft-Tissue Laser Wins Gold Medal at the 2013 Medical 
Design Excellence Awards 
BIOLASE Honored by UBM Canon and the Medical Device and Diagnostic
Industry 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 --  BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ:
BIOL), the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of dental
lasers, announced today that its EPIC 10(R) diode soft-tissue laser
platform won the gold medal for Dental Instruments, Equipment, and
Supplies at the 15th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards
("MDEA"), the MedTech Industry's premier design competition. The
award was presented to BIOLASE(R) at the 2013 MDEA ceremony on
Wednesday, June 19, in Philadelphia. 
Sponsored by the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry ("MD+DI") and
organized by UBM Canon, the MDEA Program recognizes the achievements
of medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people
behind the scenes -- engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians
-- who are responsible for the groundbreaking innovations that are
changing the face of healthcare today. Each year a comprehensive
evaluation of the entries is performed by an impartial,
multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors with expertise in
biomedical engineering, clinical practice, diagnostics, human
factors, industrial design, manufacturing, and medicine.  
Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and CEO, said, "We are honored to
receive this recognition for our EPIC 10 diode laser system from the
best and brightest medical device designers in the world. This award
is the direct result of the dedication and passion of our experienced
engineers, designers and product managers and the desire they have to
deliver groundbreaking surgical tools that provide better treatment
solutions for dentists and their patients. The EPIC 10 platform is
FDA-cleared in dentistry and 19 medical markets and represents the
next generation of our diode laser technology."  
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") cleared the dental EPIC
10 for a wide variety of dental applications on September 28, 2012.
The EPIC 10S(TM), the medical version of the diode laser platform,
was cleared by the FDA on April 5, 2013, for use as a surgical
instrument for over 80 different indications in 19 additional medical
markets including: ear, nose and throat, oral surgery, arthroscopy,
gastroenterology, orthopedics, general surgery, dermatology, plastic
surgery, podiatry, GI/GU, gynecology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology,
pulmonary surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, urology,
dermatology, aesthetics, and vascular surgery. The veterinary version
of the EPIC diode laser platform, the V-Series(TM), was launched in
February 2013. 
"Winning this latest MDEA honor, the fourth resulting from our
collaboration with Morphix Design, is an affirmation of our
commitment to both the doctor and patient experience," said Dmitri
Boutoussov, Chief Technology Officer. "The MDEA sets the highest
standard for improving the delivery of medical products and services
and we are very pleased that the jurors recognized the design of our
EPIC platform for its versatility and for the marriage of our
advanced laser technology with ease of use for improved patient
outcomes." 
BIOLASE's diode lasers are currently used in dentistry for a wide
variety of surgical soft-tissue procedures as an alternative to
invasive and traumatic conventional devices, such as the high-speed
drill, scalpel, or electrosurge. The 940nm laser wavelength of the
EPIC 10 platform is better absorbed by hemoglobin (Hb) and
oxyhemoglobin (HbO2) than other diode laser wavelengths, so it cuts
efficiently at low power and with considerably less heat and
discomfort, making it an excellent alternative to conventional
surgical devices. BIOLASE's EPIC 10 940nm wavelength diode laser uses
disposable tips which help reduce the risk of infection and cross
contamination and is also FDA cleared for tooth whitening and
temporary pain relief. 
About the MDEA Program
 The 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards
were presented by UBM Canon, the global advanced manufacturing and
MedTech authority, and by Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry
("MD+DI"), the industry's central source for late breaking news,
information, and business intelligence. 
For more information about the MDEA, visit www.MDEAwards.com, or
e-mail mdea@ubm.com. 
About BIOLASE, Inc.
 BIOLASE, Inc. is a biomedical company that
develops, manufactures, and markets innovative lasers in dentistry
and medicine and also markets and distributes high-end 2D and 3D
digital imaging equipment and CAD/CAM intraoral scanners; products
that are focused on technologies that advance the practice of
dentistry and medicine. The Company's proprietary laser products
incorporate over 350 patented and patent-pending technologies
designed to provide biologically clinically superior performance with
less pain and faster recovery times. Its imaginative products provide
cutting-edge technology at competitive prices to deliver the best
results for dentists and patients. BIOLASE's principal products are
revolutionary dental laser systems that perform a broad range of
dental procedures, including cosmetic and complex surgical
applications, and a full line of dental imaging equipment. BIOLASE
has sold more than 22,500 lasers. Other laser products under
development address ophthalmology and other medical and consumer
markets. 
For updates and information on WaterLase(R) and laser dentistry, find
BIOLASE online at www.biolase.com, Facebook at
www.facebook.com/biolaseinc, Twitter at www.twitter.com/biolaseinc,
Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/biolase, LinkedIn at
www.linkedin.com/company/biolase, Instagram at
www.instagram.com/biolaseinc and YouTube at
www.youtube.com/biolasevideos.  
BIOLASE(R), WaterLase(R), EPIC 10(R), EPIC 10S(R), EPIC V-Series(TM),
and ComfortPulse(TM) are registered trademarks or trademarks of
BIOLASE, Inc. 
For further information, please contact: 
Michael Porter 
Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc. 
212-564-4700 
 
 
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