December 11, 2013 09:05 ET

BIOLASE Engages Piper Jaffray & Co. as Financial Advisor

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of dental lasers, and a pioneer in laser surgery in other medical specialties, today announced that its Board of Directors ("Board") has engaged Piper Jaffray & Co. ("Piper Jaffray") to act as the Company's exclusive financial advisor in the evaluation of strategic alternatives. Pursuant to the agreement, Piper Jaffray will assist the Board in considering a wide range of strategic options.

"Piper Jaffray is a leading full-service investment bank and has an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry," said Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and CEO. "We are very pleased to engage them as our financial advisor."

About BIOLASE, Inc.
BIOLASE, Inc. is a biomedical company that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative lasers in dentistry and medicine and also markets and distributes high-end 2D and 3D digital imaging equipment and CAD/CAM intraoral scanners and in-office milling machines; products that are focused on technologies that advance the practice of dentistry and medicine. The Company's proprietary laser products incorporate approximately 300 patented and patent-pending technologies designed to provide biologically clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times. Its innovative products provide cutting-edge technology at competitive prices to deliver the best results for dentists and patients. BIOLASE's principal products are revolutionary dental laser systems that perform a broad range of dental procedures, including cosmetic and complex surgical applications, and a full line of dental imaging equipment. BIOLASE has sold more than 24,000 lasers. Other laser products under development address ophthalmology and other medical and consumer markets.

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Contact Information

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    Michael Porter
    Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc.