This week: 3D gets its teeth into new areas, Seeing 3D without glasses, Numbers add up for StatPro

Small Cap Wrap will be on holiday for the 23rd and the 30th of August. Back on 6th September after the holidays, but see you next week.

A 2.5 per cent fall in the FTSE 100 over the course of last week was unfortunate given the fall in UK CPI inflation, to 4.2 per cent, for June along with the lower unemployment figures released on Wednesday. The AIM All Share dipped marginally too (some 1.5 per cent), and the markets yesterday faced the continuing worry over Europe’s debt crisis after a financial health check last week on 90 of Europe’s banks resulted in 8 failing a stress test on finances, whilst another 16 were in a so called ‘danger zone’ – the news lead to difficult market conditions again yesterday, with the FTSE 100 and the DAX down 1.55 per cent, whilst NASDAQ dropped 1.44 per cent. The week ahead sees an LSE trading update on Wednesday, retail sales figures and UK public sector borrowing figures being announced on Thursday and the US deadline for reaching an agreement on raising the US debt ceiling.  

3D Diagnostic Imaging (LON:3DD) (3DD 2.12p/£3.62m)

3D Diagnostics, which owns the protected rights to a technology platform with a number of significant potential commercial products, has announced a number of new distribution partners in Australia, South Africa and South East Asia, which will open the Company up to a potential 60,000 new dental practitioners. 3D’s integrated package, the Caries Management Support System, comprises the CarieScan Pro for detection of tooth decay and a software package to gather data, and will be distributed in these new territories. In Australia, the distribution partner for the product is Ivoclar Vivadent Australia which has 4 sales offices (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane) selling to a market of 10,000 registered dentists, whilst South Africa brings a market total of 3,000 dentists through Inter-Africa Dental Ltd. South East Asia, interestingly, is to be covered by AcuMed Pte Ltd across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea and the Philippines, bringing a potential 45,000 dentists to the pool. 3D is clearly on a commercialisation path, increasing the opportunities for sale and visibility on a global scale, and now has a considerable number of distribution agreements with some of…

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