RAY introduces new imaging system at IDS
COLOGNE, Germany: RAY, a specialist in digital radiation technology, is introduceing its latest extra-oral imaging system, the RAYSCAN α+, at the 2015 International Dental Show (IDS). In addition, the company, formerly a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has announced a new initiative to become an independent manufacturer. RAY’s strategic decision to leave the Samsung Electronics venture fund provides the company the freedom to create innovative dental imaging technologies, the company stated.
Recently, Dr Sangchul Lee, the founder of RAY, purchased the main stocks from Samsung to own the company. This founder-owned system allows RAY to make faster decisions and progress toward the global market, the company stated. RAY’s singular focus on the dental market and a significant investment by a investment by BRV Lotus, part of venture capital firm BlueRun Ventures will lead to substantial growth, particularly in the crucial US and European markets, which comprise 70 per cent of all of its dental imaging sales .
According to RAY, Samsung selected the manufacturer as the first subsidiary to start up in the health care business owing to its expertise in the field. During the project with Samsung, RAY built an effective quality control system and introduced the first radiographic unit in the medical field. In 2012, RAY introduced RAYSCAN α, and its revenue has almost doubled every year over the last two years.
IDS attendees can visit RAY at Booth A019 in Hall 2.2 for a demonstration of the new RAYSCAN α+. The state-of-the-art technology allows for faster scanning (4.9 seconds) and real-time CT (reconstruction, 1.5 seconds). Also on display will be the new RIOSensor digital radiography system, an intra-oral sensor with dedicated radiographic imaging software.