DEXIS® acquired by Danaher

March 4, 2005
Acquisition marks culmination of market strategies for both companies

DEXIS is proud to announce it has been acquired by Danaher Corporation on Feb. 28, 2005.

DEXIS has long been recognized as the industry leader in digital radiography, and Danaher feels strongly that the acquisition of DEXIS will enable the company to continue to gain market share and provide an outstanding product array in the area of dental technology.

DEXIS has achieved nearly 50 percent annual sales growth worldwide since it was founded in 1995, and maintained an even greater rate of growth in the United States since its introduction in the U.S. market in 1997.

"We want to emphasize that Danaher's acquisition of DEXIS will not in any way affect the outstanding product development and sales and management teams already in place," a spokesperson for Danaher said. "We recognize that DEXIS has developed a strategy for success, and it is our intention to further that in any way possible."

Danaher, a Fortune 500 company, has recently demonstrated its commitment to expanding the products and services it provides to the dental community through its acquisitions of KaVo and Gendex. The acquisition of DEXIS reinforces this commitment.

DEXIS, long an industry innovator, was the first to introduce digital radiography systems featuring laptop computers. The company also pioneered the PerfectSize™ rounded-edge sensor, an innovation which enhanced patient comfort by eliminating the sharp edges typical of film and other digital sensors.