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OralHygenix Announces Freedom Oral Care System (FOCS) for People with Physical and Mental Disabilities
Date:9/25/2013

are mandated to provide daily oral care per the 1987 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA). In 2016, the company plans to launch next generation products, including an in-home system and a portable, battery-operated mass-market device.

"Improving oral health among disabled, elderly, convalescent and chronically infirm populations, offers significant benefits. For patients it means less cavities, gum infections and extractions as well as a reduction in the occurrence of aspiration pneumonia – a leading cause of death among the convalescent which costs the health care system in excess of $300M per year," added Wolpo. "From our perspective, enabling and ensuring compliance provides a direct cost-savings benefit to the larger healthcare system."

The company is seeking financing to support its clinical trial program with New York University College of Dentistry, refine the prototype system and prepare for commercial scale-up.

About OralHygenix:

OralHygenix is a pioneer in mobile, hands-free oral care technologies. The company's Freedom Oral Care System (FOCS) will address the growing dental care problem among aging and disabled populations.  For further information about OralHygenix, please visit www.oralhygenix.com.


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