Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, BIOLASE will become a distributor of Stratasys' Objet30 OrthoDesk and a number of Design Series High End 3-D printers. The Objet30 OrthoDesk combines accurate and precise 3-D printing technology with a small footprint. It is easy to use, and includes specialized dental printing materials in convenient sealed cartridges. Dentists can fabricate stone models, orthodontic appliances, delivery and positioning trays, models for clear aligners, retainers and surgical guides on their desktop.
Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and CEO of BIOLASE, stated, "We are thrilled to be chosen as the first distributor of Stratasys' dental 3-D printing products for the in-office, chair-side market. We believe that 3-D printing will be a revolutionary factor in dental restoration in the new digital era of dentistry. By combining high-end digital imaging, first in class laser tissue management, intra-oral scanning, CAD/CAM design, chair-side milling, and 3-D printing, dental offices can accurately and rapidly produce a wide range of restorations and appliances. We believe that Stratasys will be the perfect long-term partner for BIOLASE as more and more dental offices recognize the excellent return on investment a digital office provides, as well as the increased convenience and benefits high-tech products provide their patients."
Craig Perry, Vice President of Vertical Sales-Americas of Stratasys, stated, "Our Objet30 Series is the world's most versatile desktop 3-D printer. It is compact, affordable, and easy to use. With patented, industry-leading Polyjet 3-D printing technology, it offers all of the advantages of a 3-D printer, in a package just right for a dental office."
A Stratasys Objet30 OrthoDesk will be integrated into BIOLASE's Total Technology Solution display in Booth 4445 at the 149th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. The Midwinter Meeting will be held at the McCormick Place West building, located at 2301 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago, Illinois, from Thursday through Saturday, February 20 - 22, 2014.
Stratasys Ltd., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and Rehovot, Israel, manufactures 3D printers and materials for prototyping and production. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet® 3-D printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3-D CAD files or other 3-D content. Systems include 3-D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1,700 employees, holds over 500 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 20 awards for its technology and leadership.
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 and in-office milling machines; products that are focused on technologies that advance the practice of dentistry and medicine. The Company's proprietary laser products incorporate approximately 300 patented and patent-pending technologies designed to provide biologically clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times. Its innovative 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 24,800 lasers. Other laser products under development address ophthalmology and other medical and consumer markets.
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