Monday, August 18, 2008

Lantis' OCT Dental Imaging System Capable of Providing Array of Diagnostic Scanning Modalities

OCT System Can Provide Macro, Micro and Nano Imaging of Dental Tissue

DENVILLE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lantis Laser Inc.'s (Pink Sheets:LLSR) (http://www.lantislaser.com) ongoing research into the application of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging technology demonstrates that Lantis' OCT Dental Imaging System(tm) can provide a wide array of imaging technology and modalities that can provide fast and accurate information to aid in the diagnosis of dental disease and microstructural defects.

OCT researchers have shown the ability of OCT to be used for wide-area scanning as a screening aid as well as a micro scanning device for obtaining detailed quantitative and qualitative information to aid dental professionals in making diagnostic decisions. Recent research has also shown that the use of nano particles can further enhance diagnostic ability of OCT.

Stan Baron, President & CEO of Lantis commented that, "The concept of macro imaging, micro imaging and nano imaging with OCT can provide dentists with the diagnostic aid needed to practice minimally invasive dentistry and transition to the medical model -- find disease early and treat it early. The possibilities presented by OCT technology and new research findings are very exciting and Lantis will continue to pursue relationships with research institutions where these concepts are being developed for commercial implementation."

Lantis has a strong OCT portfolio of licensed intellectual property and a strategic supply agreement for its OCT Engine with Axsun Technologies that ensures its dominance in the dental market for this next generation diagnostic imaging modality. Its OCT system provides chairside, real-time images of dental structures at a resolution of up to 10 times x-ray, and as it is light-based there is no harmful radiation. Providing more detailed information than x-ray, it is anticipated that it will likely become the dominant imaging modality in the dental office, after its introduction which is targeted for first quarter 2009.

About Lantis Laser

Lantis was formed to commercialize the application of novel technologies in the dental industry. The criteria for selected products include competitive edge, exclusivity and large market potential. Lantis is currently in Phase 2 and Phase 3 development, moving through beta systems, product development and application for FDA clearance and plans to launch the OCT Dental Imaging System(tm) in the first quarter of 2009. Lantis has exclusive rights to the application of OCT technology in the field of dentistry under its license Agreements with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (exclusive); Lightlab Imaging (non-exclusive) and AXSUN (exclusive). To find out more about Lantis Laser (Pink Sheets:LLSR), visit www.lantislaser.com

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