GreenMark Secures FDA Clearance for LumiCare ™ Caries Detection Rinse

GreenMark Secures FDA Clearance for LumiCare ™ Caries Detection RinseEnhanced Visualization of Dental Caries is the First Commercial Application of Startup Venture's Nanotechnology PlatformEast Lansing&Ann Arbor, MI, April 8, 2021–GreenMark Biomedical Inc. announced that the company has secured regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its LumiCare ™ Caries Detection Rinse as a 510(k) Class II Medical Device. " Gaining FDA clearance for our LumiCare ™ device at this particular time is especially gratifying given the significant pandemic challenges of the last year. I need to acknowledge the efforts of the entire GreenMark team and our regulatory partners, " stated Dr. Steven Bloembergen, Ph.D., GreenMark's founder, Chairman and CEO. GreenMark plans to commence sales of the product in the fall of this year. Dental Caries, the world's most prevalent chronic disease, affects more than 95% of Americans over their lifetimes and when left untreated, can lead to dental cavities. GreenMark's LumiCare ™ rinse enhances visualization of carious lesions (cavities&pre-cavities) by targeting and illuminating sub-surface porosities in enamel, thereby aiding in the detection of caries. The technology utilizes bioresorbable starch-based nanoparticles which degrade due to enzymes in saliva by the time the patient is ready to leave the dental office. Validation studies have been performed on a range ...
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