BURNABY, British Columbia – January 21, 2014 – LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. (“LED Medical, the Company”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, LED Dental Inc. (“LED Dental”), has entered into a non-exclusive partnership with Patterson Dental for the distribution of the company’s VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System and product line within the US and Canadian markets.
“We are pleased to welcome Patterson Dental as our newest US distribution partner for the VELscope® Vx family of products,” stated Dr. David Gane, CEO of LED Medical. “Patterson Dental is one of the most respected names in North America, with an exemplary reputation for providing innovative products and focusing on the success of its customers,” added Dr. Gane. “With more than 85 branch offices nationwide and over 1,500 sales representatives and equipment specialists, Patterson Dental is a valued distribution partner for LED Dental.”
“The VELscope® Vx product line is an important addition to the wide range of products we provide to our customers,” stated Paul Guggenheim, president of Patterson Dental. “With its powerful and proven tissue fluorescence technology, the VELscope® Vx device provides important visual information that can help dentists detect oral abnormalities sooner than with the naked eye. We are excited to bring this product to our customers to supplement the high level of oral care they already provide.”
About the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System
The distinctive blue-spectrum light of the VELscope® Vx hand-held device causes the soft tissues of the mouth to naturally fluoresce. Healthy tissues fluoresce in distinct patterns that are visibly disrupted by trauma or disease, such as neoplastic lesions, chemical irritation, side-effects from medication, thermal damage, fungal, viral or bacterial infections. Use of the VELscope® Vx allows a wide variety of oral abnormalities to be discovered, often before they’re visible to the unassisted eye. It is also the only tissue fluorescence device with photo/video documentation capabilities through the viewing mechanism, a key function for referrals and patient records.
About Patterson Dental
Patterson Dental, a leading distributor of dental products, equipment and technology in the U.S. and Canada, serves as the largest business in the progressive, global Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) family of businesses. Patterson is committed to creating value for customers through products, services and lasting relationships. Dental professionals who partner with Patterson enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that come with relying on one trusted source for everything they need. For more details, visit www.pattersondental.com.
About LED Medical Diagnostics Inc.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. is a leading developer of LED-based visualization technologies for the medical industry. The Company is currently listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol “LMD”, the OTCQX under the symbol “LEDIF”, as well as the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “LME”. For more information, visit www.ledmd.com.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, LED Dental Inc., the company manufactures the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, the first system in the world to apply tissue fluorescence visualization technology to the oral cavity. VELscope® Vx devices are now used to conduct more screenings for oral cancer and other oral diseases than any other adjunctive device. To date, there have been more than 12,000 VELscope® Vx systems sold globally and they have been used to perform more than 25 million exams. For more information, call 604.434.4614 or visit www.leddental.com.