News | September 5, 2008

StockerYale, Inc. Introduces New Lasiris™ PureBeam Laser For Biomedical Applications

SALEM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- StockerYale, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKR), a leading designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules and specialty optical fibers for industrial OEMs, medical and defense markets, today introduced a new temperature-stabilized fiber-coupled laser to its existing laser product line. The new addition to the Lasiris™ laser series, the PureBeam, is intended for bioinstrumentation applications, including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, bio-detection, DNA sequencing as well as other high-end applications.

"The introduction of PureBeam highlights continued execution on our medical device strategy and underscores the technological advantages of our product offering," stated Mark W. Blodgett, Chairman and CEO of StockerYale, Inc. "The biomedical markets holds significant opportunities for our laser technology and the introduction of our new PureBeam laser in 405nm reinforces our commitment to leveraging this core competency to generate an increasing portion of our revenues from this vertical in fiscal 2008 and beyond."

Offered in a wide ranger of wavelengths, including 375, 405, 440, 635, 660 and 830nms, and manufactured in StockerYale's Class 100 clean room environment, the PureBeam features a single-mode polarization maintaining optical fiber delivery system and provides excellent power stability and low optical noise at the fiber exit. In addition, the unit is temperature stabilized with a thermoelectric cooler that maintains a constant laser diode temperature, resulting in excellent wavelength and output power stabilities.

"375nm and 405nm are key wavelengths in many bio-instrumentation applications, affording the PureBeam greater entrée into this high-growth, high-margin vertical," stated Nicolas Cadieux, General Manager of StockerYale Canada. "Beam quality is also exceptional, which is necessary for these types of high-end applications. Further, as coupling stability is critical to maintaining stable output power, our welding technology offers this stability with no hysteresis."

For applications requiring uniform flat-top illumination, the PureBeam laser can be seamlessly integrated with our line of patented StockerYale Flat-Top Generators, an innovative refractive beam shaper that converts a Gaussian beam to flat-top with almost no optical loss. The Flat-Top Generator is compatible with UV, visible and near-IR laser sources.

About StockerYale

StockerYale, Inc., headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, is an independent designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules, and specialty optical fibers for industry leading OEMs. In addition, the company manufactures fluorescent lighting products and phase masks. The Company serves a wide range of markets including the machine vision, industrial inspection, defense, telecommunication, sensors, and medical markets. StockerYale has offices and subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. For more information about StockerYale and their innovative products, visit the Company's web site at

For more information about StockerYale and its complete product line, contact StockerYale Canada: 275 Kesmark, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H9B 3J1; by telephone: l 800-814-9552 or 514-685-1005; fax 514-685-3307; e-mail

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including without limitation, those with respect to StockerYale's goals, plans and strategies set forth herein are forward-looking statements. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: uncertainty that cash balances may not be sufficient to allow StockerYale to meet all of its business goals; uncertainty that StockerYale's new products will gain market acceptance; the risk that delays and unanticipated expenses in developing new products could delay the commercial release of those products and affect revenue estimates; the risk that one of our competitors could develop and bring to market a technology that is superior to those products that we are currently developing; and StockerYale's ability to capitalize on its significant research and development efforts by successfully marketing those products that the Company develops. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. You should also refer to the discussion under "Factors Affecting Operating Results" in StockerYale's annual report on Form 10-KSB and the Company's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for additional matters to be considered in this regard. Thus, actual results may differ materially. All Company, brand, and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. StockerYale undertakes no duty to update any of these forward-looking statements.

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