Zecotek Photonics Inc.
TSX VENTURE : ZMS
FRANKFURT : W1I

Zecotek Photonics Inc.

June 11, 2008 03:00 ET

Zecotek Introduces New Solid-State Laser for Mass Spectrometry

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZMS)(FRANKFURT:W1I) today announced a new and proprietary solid-state 336nm DPSS laser designed to replace nitrogen gas lasers currently used in a wide range of mass spectrometry applications. Zecotek's 336nm DPSS laser offers both superior performance and product lifetime characteristics as compared to existing lasers used in mass spectrometry based on the MALDI-TOF technique.

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry is rapidly becoming the most widely used tool at the forefront of bio-molecular analysis. MALDI-TOF is also an important tool in quality control, due in part to its high throughput capabilities and ease of automation.

"We have an opportunity to meet the growing demand of MALDI-TOF laser systems," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek. "Our 336nm DPSS laser has been specifically designed to replace the cumbersome and shorter life span nitrogen gas lasers used in legacy systems. Zecotek is in the position to offer a major component to OEMs for their new generation MALDI-TOF systems. This is another excellent example of Zecotek's strength in the innovation and development of leading edge photonic technologies."

Zecotek's new solid-state 336nm DPSS laser program is based in the Company's Singapore laboratories and patent applications are in preparation. Under Zecotek's joint manufacturing agreement, Fujikura Ltd. has first rights to manufacture the new device.

About Zecotek

Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZMS)(FRANKFURT:W1I) is a photonics technology company developing leading-edge products: crystals, photo detectors, lasers, imaging and 3D display technologies, for medical, biotech, industrial, nanotech and atomic/molecular science applications. Founded in 2003, the company has three distinct operating divisions: Laser Systems, Imaging Systems and 3D Display Systems and labs located in Canada, the United States, Singapore, Malaysia and Russia. Zecotek commercializes its novel, patented and patent-pending photonic technologies directly and through strategic alliances and joint ventures with multinational OEMs, distributors and other industry leaders. For more information, please visit www.zecotek.com.

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  • Zecotek Photonics Inc. - Product and Technical Information
    Susana Mendez Alcala
    (604) 827-5232
    Email: SMA@zecotek.com
    or
    Zecotek Photonics Inc. - Corporate Information
    Michael Minder
    CFO; VP Corporate Development
    (604) 827-5203
    Website: www.zecotek.com
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    Tim McNulty
    (778) 327-6678
    Email: ir@zecotek.com