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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Olympus America Acquires Bacus Laboratories to Provide First One-Stop Imaging Solution to Clinical Labs

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Among the products to be sold by the combined company is the comprehensive BLISS system, designed for a single workstation, which combines an Olympus microscope, service and training with BLI software. BLI is also the leadingprovider of virtual microscope slides and Internet server software in medical education. These products are available immediately. Future products mayinclude systems to help larger laboratories digitize their entire pathology suite.

ABOUT OLYMPUS

Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering imaging solutions in healthcare, life science and photography.

Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its parent company, Tokyo-based Olympus Corporation, to leverage R&D investment in precisiontechnology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines.

These include: * Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products; * Advanced clinical and research microscopes; * Lab automation systems, chemistry-immuno and blood bank analyzers and reagents; * Digital and film cameras and digital voice recorders.

In the U.S. and Canada , Olympus America serves healthcare and commerciallaboratory markets with integrated product solutions and financial, educational and consulting services that help customers efficiently, reliably,safely, and easily achieve superior results. Olympus is the leader ingastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. Thecompany's consumer products business spans North and South America . For moreinformation, visit www.olympusamerica.com.

(1) Presentation by Christopher Jahnle, ASA, Managing Director, Haverford Health Partners, to the American Pathology Foundation, March 8, 2003 (2) J.P. Morgan 24th Annual Healthcare Conference, January 9-12, 2006 (3) Transforming Health Care: The President's Health Information Technology Plan, http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/technology/economic_policy200404/chap3.html

SOURCE Olympus America


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