6 February 2017
Sonendo® Acquires Pipstek™ LLC
Sonendo® Inc. today announced it has acquired PIPStek™ LLC, including all of the intellectual property for its PIPS® laser technologies. PIPStek™ LLC will continue as a stand-alone company and will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonendo.
Sonendo’s GentleWave® System will continue to be Sonendo’s only offering for root canal therapy. Sonendo will not be commercializing a PIPS® - based therapy for endodontics. Studies have shown that the GentleWave Procedure shows significant improvement in clinical efficacy and treatment efficiency when compared to standard root canal treatments1-2.
Commenting on the transaction, Bjarne Bergheim, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonendo, stated, “We are excited about this acquisition and the road ahead. PIPStekTM and PIPS® technologies will help pave the way for other opportunities in dentistry beyond endodontics. We are also excited that Dr. Enrico DiVito will be joining the Sonendo team to support our customers, and help us develop technologies for other areas in dentistry that improve clinical efficacy and treatment efficiency.”
“Bjarne and I share a common passion for developing transformative technologies for the dental profession that improve patient outcomes and I look forward to joining the Sonendo team. Just like Bjarne, I too share Sonendo’s mission of Saving Teeth Through Sound Science®,” said Dr. Enrico DiVito DDS, former CEO of PIPStekTM.