BIOLASE Announces Distribution Agreement With 3Shape Corporation

Posted on August 3, 2012

IRVINE, CA—(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012)— Dental laser manufacturer and distributor BIOLASE, Inc., (NASDAQ: BIOL) has entered a definitive 5-year agreement with Copenhagen-based 3Shape Corporation, making BIOLASE a distributor of 3Shape's TRIOS® intra-oral scanning technologies for digital impression-taking solutions in the US and Canada. 

Under the terms of the agreement, BIOLASE will be a non-exclusive distributor of the TRIOS digital impression system to dentists, dental specialists, and dental schools.

The TRIOS digital solution, which includes a hand-held scanner, operator's control cart, and intuitive software, provides potential for faster impression taking, improved accuracy and clinical results, and reduced need for retakes, adjustment, and grinding, according to the company. TRIOS' unique features include spray-free scanning, high accuracy optimized for an extensive range of indications, clinical scan validation, online communication with the dental lab, intuitive Smart-Touch user interfacing, and more.

"Our agreement with BIOLASE provides us significant new access to the important North American market," said Henrik Vestermark, VP of Operations, 3Shape North America. "Our TRIOS digital system is quickly becoming an important and integral part of the modern high-tech dental suite. We believe the shift to digital scanning creates a paradigm shift in dental care with the benefits to dentists and patients being proven every day." 

BIOLASE Chairman and CEO Federico Pignatelli said, "The TRIOS system is a major addition to BIOLASE's Total Technology Solution initiative dedicated to expanding the Company's leadership in the global dental market. Based on our research and evaluation, we believe that it is the most advanced 3D system in the industry with significant competitive advantages. The 3Shape agreement allows BIOLASE to better serve not only the periodontists, orthodontists, endodontists and oral surgeons doing complex dentistry, but also opens a new market for BIOLASE to partner with the dental labs. 

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