Ortho Organizers Partners with AgION Technologies to Launch OrthoShield(TM) Orthodontic Antimicrobial Technology Product Line


CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 27 // -- Ortho Organizers, Inc., a leading manufacturer of orthodontic products, announced today that it is introducing OrthoShield Orthodontic Antimicrobial Technology developed in partnership with AgION Technology, Inc. This innovative technology, which will be incorporated into several products, aids in reducing microbial growth on treated surfaces.

AgION Antimicrobial Technology consists of a patented delivery process that releases non-toxic, natural silver ions in the presence of moisture. Ortho Organizers' OrthoShield Orthodontic Antimicrobial products are embedded with silver ions which effectively reduce and inhibit microbial growth on the surfaces of OrthoShield Orthodontic Antimicrobial Technology products throughout the life of the product. "AgION's Antimicrobial compound has been proven effective against a broad range of microbes, yet safe enough for human and food contact so this is an ideal match for Ortho Organizers' OrthoShield Orthodontic Antimicrobial products and Agion Technologies," said Jeff Trogolo, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, AgION Technologies.

AgION Antimicrobial Technology has broad regulatory approval and its silver-based compound is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). "Our new alliance with AgION Technology, Inc. allows Ortho Organizers to offer innovative products to meet market demand and provide the orthodontic community with a viable alternative in the fight against poor oral hygiene and health and the negative affects that can occur during treatment for orthodontic patients and practitioners alike," said George Guttroff, President of Ortho Organizers.

About the Companies

Ortho Organizers provides a wide range of orthodontic products to the worldwide dental market. The Company sells directly to U.S. practitioners and through an established network of independent dealers in international markets. For more information on Ortho Organizers contact us at: 800.547.2000 or 760.448.8600, via email: usasales@orthororganizers.com or via our Web site at www.orthoorganizers.com/.

AgION Technologies, located in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is a leader in providing its partners with antimicrobial solutions based on ionic silver to continuously inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and fungus on a broad range of industrial, consumer and medical products. AgION Technology is being utilized in many industries; Alkco medical luminaries in hospitals and clinics, samsil school and business ring binders, Logitech computer keyboards and mice, Motorola cell phones and Oster professional hair clipping products to name a few. For more information on AgION Technologies, Inc., contact Barry Green at 781.224 7100 or email BGreen@agion-tech.com or visit http://www.agion-tech.com/.

Ortho Organizers and OrthoShield are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ortho Organizers. All other trademarks are respective to their companies.

Source: Ortho Organizers, Inc.

CONTACT: Tanya Coon, Marketing Communications Manager of Ortho Organizers, Inc., +1-760-448-8715, tanyac@orthoorganizers.com

Web site: www.orthoorganizers.com/
http://www.agion-tech.com/

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