SOURCE: Milestone Scientific, Inc.

October 02, 2012 07:30 ET

Milestone Scientific Receives China's SFDA Approval for STA System® Computer

SFDA Approval of The Wand® Handpiece Expected in the Coming Months

LIVINGSTON, NJ--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - Milestone Scientific Inc. (OTCQB: MLSS), the recognized leader in advanced, computer-controlled injection technologies, today announced that the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) of the People's Republic of China has approved Milestone's STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® computer (STA System).The SFDA has bifurcated approval of STA System computer from The Wand® handpiece. Our agent expects the SFDA to approve The Wand handpiece in the coming months. 

Upon approval of The Wand handpiece, Milestone's exclusive Chinese distributor, China National Medicines Corporation (CNMC) will be able to commence sales of the STA System across China.

Leonard Osser, Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific, commented, "This approval brings us closer to entering the Chinese market. Our agent anticipates approval on our disposable handpiece in the coming months. After three years of waiting, our STA System computer has finally been granted registration approval by the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China."

The patented, award-winning STA System is a computer-controlled, pressure-sensitive injection system, which provides dentists with audible and visual signals as to in-tissue pressure and needle location. Milestone's latest achievement in computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery makes the injection process more comfortable for both dentists and patients and allows for the painless delivery of local anesthetic. In addition to its general use for all dental injections, the STA System is uniquely capable of predictably and more comfortably administering "Single Tooth Anesthesia" into the Periodontal Intraligamentary (PDL) space. This injection results in the patient having no collateral numbness and no pain along with instant, predictable anesthesia. The benefit of this injection with the STA instrument is significant for the patient, the dentist and the business of dentistry.

About Milestone Scientific Inc.
Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, Milestone Scientific is engaged in pioneering advanced computer-controlled drug delivery technologies for the medical and dental markets and currently sells its award-winning products through a global distribution network serving North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. For more information on the STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® instrument and other innovative Milestone products, please visit the Company's web site found at

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