Biolux Research receives support from National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance

Aug. 13, 2009
Contribution will assist program for the development of a light-accelerated orthodontics product.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada--Biolux Research has announced that it has received a nonrepayable financial contribution from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program to help accelerate the development and commercialization of a new light treatment device for orthodontics.

The new product will be designed to accelerate tooth movement during orthodontic treatment, thus reducing treatment times while improving the patients' experience.

NRC-IRAP will contribute approximately CAD $205,000 during the next 18 months to support the research and prototyping of the device, to clinically test and validate the effectiveness of the technology, and to develop a high-quality, manufacturable product.

In addition to the contribution, NRC-IRAP will provide technical and business oriented advisory services.

NRC-IRAP works with small- and medium-sized Canadian firms, providing advice, as well as potential funding in developing their ideas. Financial assistance for this project is a direct result of the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan outlined in the 2009 budget.

"This financial support from the Government of Canada through NRC-IRAP is very positive for Biolux, and enables us to pursue our research and development of our new orthodontics product in a timely manner, and ultimately accelerates the commercialization of the product into the market," stated Kevin Strange, president and CEO of Biolux.

"Orthodontics is a very large and important market for us, and is adjacent to the implant stability market for our initial product, the OsseoPulse Bone Regeneration System. There is a clear need for reducing treatment timelines for all orthodontic patients, which are typically 12 to 36 months, and we strongly believe that our technology will lead to a revolutionary approach to orthodontics," Strange added.

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