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Olympus Opens New Global HQ for Therapeutic Solutions Division and U.S. Medical Business

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00am

Olympus opens global headquarters for Therapeutic Solutions and Medical Business in Westborough, MA, U.S.

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  • Olympus opens global headquarters for Therapeutic Solutions and Medical Business in Westborough, MA, U.S.
  • Since the Transform Olympus initiatives were unveiled in 2019, many U.S.-based executives have been leading TSD growth; Olympus has dramatically expanded the business with acquisitions, as well as through organic growth.
  • The facility will serve as one of several R&D hubs for Olympus, while enabling coordinated and agile management processes to support a global medical technology enterprise.
  • Olympus' Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications.

Olympus Westborough Celebrates Virtual Grand Opening

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 2:07pm

Employees formerly reporting to the Southborough and Littleton facilities will participate in a graduated return to work, now reporting to Olympus Westborough, over the next several months.

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  • Employees formerly reporting to the Southborough and Littleton facilities will participate in a graduated return to work, now reporting to Olympus Westborough, over the next several months.
  • Olympus announced with this new campus that it expects that there will be positions opening at Westborough with the gradual improvement of the economy and that some hiring for specialized positions is happening now.
  • Job listings can be found at https://careers.olympusamerica.com
    Olympus announces the grand opening of its state-of-the-art Westborough, Mass.
  • "Congratulations to Olympus on the opening of your state-of-the-art facility in Westborough," said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in his remarks for the Olympus Westborough grand opening.

Olympus Announces Global Image of the Year Award Winners

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 1:30pm

WALTHAM, Mass., April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Olympus unveiled the winners of their second Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award , an annual competition that recognizes the best in life science imaging.

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  • WALTHAM, Mass., April 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Olympus unveiled the winners of their second Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award , an annual competition that recognizes the best in life science imaging.
  • Werner Zuschratter from Germany was selected as the global winner for his eye-catching image of a whole rat embryo captured with a confocal microscope.
  • Olympus IOTY Award began in 2017 as the Image of the Year European Life Science Light Microscopy Award with the aim to celebrate both the artistic and scientific value of microscopy images.
  • Olympus and the Olympus logo are trademarks of Olympus Corporation or its subsidiaries.

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky Law, P.A. Announces Investigation of FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corporation Merger

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 10:24pm

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky Law, P.A.

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  • WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky Law, P.A.
  • announces that it is investigating FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corporation (FTAC) (NASDAQ CM: FTOC ) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to FTACs agreement to merge with Payoneer Inc.
    To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rl-legal.com/cases-ftac-olympus-acquisition-corporation .
  • You may also contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra cost and obligation free at (888) 969-4242 or info@rl-legal.com .
  • Rigrodsky Law, P.A.

Olympus PneumoLiner Is the Only 510(k)-Cleared Containment Device for Morcellation of Gynecological Tissue, as Recommended by the FDA

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 2:17pm

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    Indications for use have also been clarified to reflect those women who can be appropriately treated using contained morcellation.
  • From the time of the PneumoLiner's DeNovo clearance in 2016, Olympus has sold its PK Morcellator only together with the containment system.
  • In addition, Olympus has made the PneumoLiner available to physicians choosing an alternate to the Olympus morcellator, provided there was device compatibility.
  • i FDA allows marketing of first-of-kind tissue containment system for use with certain laparoscopic power morcellators in select patients.

Olympus Launches Comprehensive Global Educational Platform for Healthcare Professionals

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 1:57pm

The platform builds on the existing Olympus training program, which trains more than 25,000 HCPs annually over 1,400 courses.

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  • The platform builds on the existing Olympus training program, which trains more than 25,000 HCPs annually over 1,400 courses.
  • Olympus Continuum is a globalized and comprehensive platform of training and educational experiences led by healthcare experts from around the world.
  • Olympus Continuum is a newly launched educational platform for healthcare professionals that will bring the benefits of digitally enabled learning to remote regions, as well as those impacted by COVID-19.
  • Basic and advanced training for healthcare professionals will be provided through Olympus training centers and hospitals all over the world.

Olympus launches comprehensive global educational platform for healthcare professionals

Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 11:00pm

HCPs using the "Olympus Continuum" platform will enjoy the following benefits:

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  • HCPs using the "Olympus Continuum" platform will enjoy the following benefits:
    - Comprehensive platform programs covering basic to advanced levels: The Olympus global professional education strategy is to establish a continuum of blended learning that takes HCPs from basic to advanced, providing more educational opportunities/experiences and increasing accessibility through the utilization of technology.
  • "Olympus Continuum" is a globalized and comprehensive platform of training and education experiences led by healthcare experts from around the world.
  • Olympus Continuum is a newly launched educational platform for healthcare professionals that will bring the benefits of digitally-enabled learning to remote regions, as well as those impacted by COVID-19.
  • Basic and advanced training for healthcare professionals will be provided through Olympus training centers and hospitals all over the world.

Olympus to Acquire Quest Photonic Devices B.V. to Bolster Surgical Endoscopy Capabilities

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 10:30pm

Tokyo / Hamburg, Jan 28, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Olympus Corporation (Olympus - Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO: Yasuo Takeuchi) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Quest Photonic Devices B.V. (Quest - CEO: Richard Meester) for up to EUR50 million including milestone payments to strengthen its surgical endoscopy capabilities.

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  • Tokyo / Hamburg, Jan 28, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Olympus Corporation (Olympus - Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO: Yasuo Takeuchi) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Quest Photonic Devices B.V. (Quest - CEO: Richard Meester) for up to EUR50 million including milestone payments to strengthen its surgical endoscopy capabilities.
  • Headquartered in the Netherlands, Quest offers advanced fluorescence imaging systems (FIS) for the medical field, enabling more surgical endoscopy capabilities, compared to conventional imaging technologies.
  • Kanichi Matsumoto, global head of Surgical Endoscopy at Olympus, said: "We are delighted to incorporate Quest's advanced FIS capabilities into our comprehensive medical imaging portfolio.
  • Quest Photonic Devices B.V. is a multispectral imaging leader and focuses on the medical markets of fluorescence image-guided surgery and cancer-targeted probes.

Olympus and Hitachi Announce Long-Term Business Alliance regarding Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 9:48am

TOKYO, Jan 6, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Olympus Corporation (TSE:7733) and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) have signed a five-year contract to jointly develop Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems (EUS).

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  • TOKYO, Jan 6, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Olympus Corporation (TSE:7733) and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) have signed a five-year contract to jointly develop Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems (EUS).
  • Hitachi will also continue to supply diagnostic ultrasound systems and related parts used in EUS to Olympus under this contract.
  • Hironobu Kawano, Division Head of the Endoscopic Solutions Division, Olympus Corporation, said, "Olympus aims to improve patients' quality of life through early diagnosis made available with Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems.
  • Toshihiko Kawano, CTO of Healthcare Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd., said, "It is our pleasure to continue our collaboration with Olympus in the EUS business.