IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/14/14 -- BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of dental lasers, including the Company's proprietary WaterLase®, and a pioneer in laser surgery in other medical specialties, as well as a distributor of digital radiography and GalaxyBioMill CAD/CAM systems for dentistry, today announced that it is scheduled to exhibit its flagship WaterLase technology and EPIC V-Series soft tissue diode laser at the 86th Annual Western Veterinary Conference to be held February 16-20, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"I have used BIOLASE's EPIC V-Series diode laser for a variety of veterinary dental and non-dental surgeries on just about every imaginable animal, including all of the major primates, all of the big cats, a variety of bears, and most of the marine mammals," said Dr. David Fagan, founder of the Colyer Institute. "I've also used BIOLASE's WaterLase all-tissue laser on the teeth, tusks, and related bones of the face in most of these same species. BIOLASE's technology is integral to my ability to successfully treat exotic animals at zoos, universities and institutes around the world."
There are approximately 70,000 veterinarians and nearly 34,000 veterinary clinics in North America. This market segment is expected to increase 35 percent over the next 10 years. There are also more than 100,000 veterinarians and 30,000 veterinary clinics in Europe. Further, according to research from the Freedonia Group, a leading international business research company, consumer spending on domesticated animals in the U.S. alone is forecast to reach $44 billion in 2014.
Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and CEO, stated, "We are proud to support Dr. Fagan and his work with the Colyer Institute treating exotic animals. It is truly fascinating to see the pictures or videos of him performing surgeries at zoos and wild animal parks on exotic animals ranging from apes and leopards to walruses and dolphins. It is also remarkable to see the dramatic effects on animals from the pain relief provided by our diode and WaterLase laser technology because there is no placebo effect."
About the Colyer Institute
Established in 1982, the Colyer Institute is a U.S. non-profit organization that consists of a group of world class veterinarians, dentists, anesthesiologists, and physicians who discreetly provide care for thousands of animals around the world at a variety of venues. Their services include on-site captive breeding, embryo transfers, in-vitro fertilizations, maintaining self-sustaining groups in secure, off-exhibit preserves, re-introduction of newly invigorated species into, and re-possessed, and freshly preserved natural habitats. All of this requires the support of intensive, state-of-the-art medical and dental care. Dr. David Fagan, founder of the Colyer Institute, and his partners have has performed dental surgeries worldwide on the teeth, tusks, sinuses, and related bones of the face on nearly every animal from aardvarks to zebras, including most of the marine mammals. The Colyer Institute offers another way for people concerned with the character of "our only home" to support a 501(c)3, non-profit, tax-exempt organization with a long standing history dedicated to quietly preserving, and methodically improving, the quality of life of thousands of animals.
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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