SOURCE: Milestone Scientific, Inc.

Milestone Scientific, Inc.

May 08, 2014 07:30 ET

Milestone Scientific Receives China's SFDA Approval for The Wand® Handpiece

Follows Earlier Approval of STA System® Computer

LIVINGSTON, NJ--(Marketwired - May 08, 2014) - Milestone Scientific Inc. (OTCQB: MLSS), a leading medical research and development company that designs and patents innovative injection technology, today announced that the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) of the People's Republic of China has approved Milestone's The Wand® handpiece. This approval follows prior approval by China's SFDA of Milestone's STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® computer (STA System). The SFDA had bifurcated approval of the STA System computer and The Wand® handpiece. 

Leonard Osser, Chief Executive Officer of Milestone Scientific commented, "At long last, our STA System and The Wand handpiece have been granted registration approval by the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China and we now have all necessary approvals to commence sales in China. We look forward to pursuing the Chinese market."

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.
Milestone Scientific Inc. (MLSS) is a leading medical research and development company that designs and patents innovative injection technology. Milestone's computer-controlled systems make injections precise, efficient, and virtually painless. For more information please visit our website: www.milestonescientific.com.

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