Quebec City, Quebec, February 28, 2017 – Opsens Inc. (“Opsens” or the “Company”) (TSXV:OPS) (OTCQX:OPSSF) is pleased to announce that it has received final approval for the listing of the Corporation’s common shares (the “Common Shares”) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”).
The Common Shares will commence trading on the TSX effective as of the open of the market on March 1, 2017. Upon listing on the TSX, the Common Shares will continue to trade under the symbol “OPS”. In conjunction with listing on the TSX, the Common Shares will be voluntarily delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange prior to the commencement of trading on March 1, 2017.
“This is a significant achievement for Opsens,” said Louis Laflamme, President and Chief Executive Officer of Opsens. “The TSX is Canada’s most significant stock exchange and this move will provide us with greater visibility in the marketplace and access to a broader and more diverse range of international and institutional investors. This move will also help Opsens develop a stronger profile in the investment community, as our penetration grows, on a global scale, in the field of interventional cardiology,” Mr. Laflamme added.
Opsens aims to become a key player in the guidewire FFR market with the OptoWire, a nitinol-based, fiber optic guidewire. The OptoWire provides intra-coronary blood pressure measurements with unique, patented optical pressure guidewire technologies. It is immune to undesired effects related to blood contact, and allows easy and reliable connectivity that leads to reliable FFR measurements in extended conditions of usage. The OptoWire is also designed to provide cardiologists with a guidewire that provides optimal performance to navigate coronary arteries and cross blockages with ease and safety. Based on industry sources, the FFR market represented more than US$300 million in sales in 2014 and is expected to reach US$1 billion in the medium-term.
Opsens focuses mainly on the measure of FFR in interventional cardiology. Opsens offers an advanced optical-based pressure guidewire (OptoWire) that aims at improving the clinical outcome of patients with coronary artery disease. Opsens is also involved in industrial activities. The Company develops, manufactures and installs innovative fibre optic sensing solutions for critical applications such as the monitoring of oil wells and other demanding industrial applications.
Forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance and achievements of Opsens to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the said forward-looking statements.
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For further information, please contact:
Thierry Dumas, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer, 418.781.0333
Louis Laflamme, CPA, CA, Chief Executive Officer, 418.781.0333