Maker of I-Cat cone beam 3-D imaging dystem acquired

Jan. 4, 2007
Danaher Corporation obtains Imaging Sciences International, Inc.

DES PLAINES, Illinois--Imaging Sciences International, Inc. has been acquired by Danaher Corporation, and joins KaVo, Gendex, DEXIS, and Pelton & Crane as part of Danaher's group of market-leading dental equipment companies.

Imaging Sciences, which is based in Hatfield, Pa., manufactures, sells, and markets the i-CAT Cone Beam 3-D dental imaging system, which is the market leading 3-D dental imaging solution for general practitioners and dental

Imaging Sciences' ability to capture views of critical anatomy, including bone structure and tooth orientation, enables dental professionals to improve patient care by more accurately planning procedures such as implants and oral surgery, creating more predictable outcomes, and reducing treatment time and radiation.

These advantages have driven adoption of Cone Beam 3-D dental imaging
solutions, as has the steady growth in general dentistry, implant procedures, oral surgery, temporomandibular joint analysis, and periodontal and orthodontic procedures.

Imaging Sciences' President, Ed Marandola, said, "We are excited to become a key part of the leading dental equipment team, and we are confident that this transaction will solidify i-CAT as the top choice for dental practitioners in need of a value-creating 3-D imaging solution."

Bob Joyce, President KaVo Gendex North America, stated, "Adding the number one 3-D imaging product line to our 2-D offerings from Gendex and DEXIS demonstrates our commitment to dental professionals at a time when practitioners increasingly recognize the need for the powerful information these systems provide.

Imaging Sciences' talented professionals will help us continue to deliver unsurpassed product performance, quality, and customer service to dentists worldwide."

In North America, i-CAT is currently exclusively distributed through Sullivan Schein Dental, a Henry Schein division. i-CAT is distributed outside the United States by several other distributor partners. For more information on Imaging Sciences, see