1. Lantis Signs Exclusive Rights in Dentistry for Novel Light-Based Diagnostic Screening Technology

    Near-infrared Transillumination Imaging Provides More Detailed Images Than X-ray. DENVILLE, N.J., Mar 17, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Lantis Laser Inc. (Pink Sheets:LLSR) ( http://www.lantislaser.com) today announced that it has signed an exclusive Agreement for the field of human and animal dentistry with the Regents of the University of California for a light-based technology referred to as "Near-infrared Transillumination Imaging of Early Dental Decay." The technology ("NIR Imaging") is the subject of a PCT patent pending application and was researched and developed over the past five years under the direction of Daniel Fried, PhD, a professor of ...
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    1. NIR Imaging is the perfect technology to integrate with Lantis' OCT Dental Imaging System(tm), currently under development, as it can be used to screen for decay and defects in teeth and OCT can then be used to obtain more detailed microstructural information to aid in diagnostic decisions. We believe that the significant benefits of the integrated system will be very apparent to dentists. NIR and OCT use the same light source so there are obvious pricing economies in a combined system.
    2. Research clearly indicates that NIR Imaging as a screening modality provides significantly more detailed information, particularly on the occlusal (biting) surfaces, than currently used x-ray, digital or conventional. We have been aware of the benefits of NIR technology for some time and recent advancements in sensor technology now make commercialization possible, at an economic cost. We feel that we have reached the point where the full potential of light-based diagnostic imaging technology can now be exploited to create highly advanced and economical diagnostic imaging modalities for dentistry.
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