Axsun Technologies Announces Volume Purchase Order for Swept Laser Engines from Michelson Diagnostics Ltd.

BILLERICA, Massachusetts (February 3, 2014) – Axsun Technologies Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC) and a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced photonic components and subsystems, has received a volume purchase order for Swept Laser OCT Engines from Michelson Diagnostics Ltd. The Axsun Swept Laser OCT Engine will power the new Michelson Diagnostics’ Vivosight Multi-Beam OCT system. The Vivosight Multi-Beam OCT system is the first OCT scanner to receive FDA 510(k) clearance for imaging skin in high definition, revealing subsurface tissue structure at unprecedented detail. 

“Axsun’s Swept Laser OCT Engines are ideally suited for real-time OCT imaging in many imaging applications,” said Jonathan Hartmann, General Manager at Axsun. “We are very excited to partner with a market leader like Michelson Diagnostics to address this critical and quickly growing patient need.”

“We evaluated many available swept laser products when selecting a supplier for our new Vivosight system,” said Jon Holmes, CEO of Michelson Diagnostics. “We found Axsun to be the ideal company with whom to partner, offering the best platform of performance, value and volume manufacturing capability.”

Axsun will also demonstrate its latest Swept Laser Engines and Data Acquisition products at booth 8315/315 at The SPIE BIOS/Photonics West Exhibition at the Moscone Center, San Francisco February 1-6th, 2014.

About Axsun Technologies

Axsun Technologies, Inc., a Volcano subsidiary, established in 1998, develops and manufactures MEMS-based optical engines for optical telecommunications, industrial spectroscopy, and medical imaging, applications. Through its expertise in micro-optics, packaging and precision engineering, Axsun has pioneered an entirely new class of high-performance, miniaturized instruments and devices enabling a dramatic shift from lab based measurements to on-line, at-line and in-vivo measurements, without compromising performance. Axsun was acquired by Volcano Corporation in December 2008. For more information, visit Axsun’s website at

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements in this release that are not historical facts may be considered "forward-looking statements" including statements regarding the potential performance and benefits of the Axsun products described above. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially and adversely from the statements contained herein. Some of the potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ include the pace and extent of market adoption of Axsun’s products and technologies, outcome of ongoing litigation, market conditions, and other risks inherent to telecom device development and commercialization. These and additional risks and uncertainties are more fully described in Volcano's filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements which speak only as of the date they are made. Volcano undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


Bill Ahern
Director of Marketing

Axsun Technologies, Inc., a Volcano Company
1 Fortune Drive
Billerica MA 01821
Tel 978.262.0049
Fax 978.262.0035