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CLMA Workshop Demonstrates Effectiveness Of Olympus LabModel™ Workflow Simulation At NY Presbyterian's, Columbia Presbyterian's Medical Center Core Laboratory

(June 28, 2002) Melville, NY - Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group sponsored a free industry workshop at the 2002 CLMA/ASCP exposition (New Orleans) featuring a preview look at a new solutions-based service and its effectiveness in the areas of lab efficiency, productivity and ROI. Daniel J. Fink, MD, MPH, Director, Core Laboratory at New York-Presbyterian, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center was the keynote speaker.

Dr. Fink presented details concerning Olympus LabModel™, a new solutions-based service from Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group that will be unveiled later this year.

Best suited for chemistry labs running in excess of 1 million tests per year, Olympus LabModel™ is a service that provides lab management with the ability to use fact-based computer aided simulation in evaluating current workflow, assessing multiple options and determining the most appropriate configuration of instrumentation to meet their real world lab needs.

LabModel™ provides an unbiased view over various areas of operation including throughput, maintenance, turnaround time, labor, training, MTBF and workstation consolidation. The service provides multiple workflow scenarios aimed at achieving process innovations and efficiency improvements resulting from the integration of Olympus AU Series chemistry-immuno analyzers (AU400, AU640, AU2700, AU5400) and Olympus Lab Automation systems (OLA1500, OLA2500, OLA4000) along with other products in use within the laboratory.