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AABB Technical Manual Now Available In Japanese

Orlando - (American Association of Blood Banks Annual Meeting) Oct. 26, 2002.

Olympus America Inc. today announced the availability of the Japanese version of the AABB Technical Manual, 13th Edition. The project commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Society of Transfusion Medicine. It was produced in coordination with Dr. Yoichi Shibata, Tokyo University Hospital and Chairperson of the JSTM.

Olympus, which sponsored the publication's production, will provide the manual free of charge to anyone in transfusion medicine. Samples of the book will be displayed at the AABB meeting, Oct. 26 - 29, Orlando, at the Olympus Booth # 909.

The AABB Technical Manual is a popular reference guide in Japan. It has not been published in Japanese since 1985.

For additional information about the Olympus OLA1500, please call the Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group, Immunohematology Systems at 1-800-628-7152, ext. 2681, or visit the Olympus web site at www.olympus.com For additional information, please contact Candace Williams, Director/Immunohematology Systems, Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group, at (800) 628-7152, ext. 2681. Fax: (972) 432-9532. Email: Candace.Williams@olympus.com

About Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group
Since 1981, Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group has provided innovative solutions that meet the high productivity demands of hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery networks, reference labs, blood banks and pharmaceutical labs. Offering the broadest standardized line of random access, chemistry-immuno analyzers and lab automation systems, Olympus' solutions save laboratories time, maximize productivity and deliver fast, reliable results.

Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group also offers rapid response technical support nationwide through Olympus Technical Services. Service and support are available to customers seven days a week, 24 hours a day, by calling 1-800-223-0130. From telephone troubleshooting and remote modem diagnostics…on-site customer training and service for hardware, software, application support…as well as training and field support at Olympus' Irving, Texas facility…Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group provides comprehensive customer-tailored solutions to ensure maximum system uptime with reliable results.

For additional information about the Olympus product line, and other services, please call the Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group at (800) 223-0125, or visit the Olympus web site at www.olympusamerica.com.

About Olympus
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd., with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing optical-digital product solutions for health care and consumer segments. The company leverages R&D investment in technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines that include:

  • minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical endoscopes;
  • advanced clinical and research microscopes;
  • chemistry-immuno analyzers and lab automation systems; and
  • digital and film cameras, and digital voice recorders.
  • In the U. S. and Canada, Olympus America Inc. serves health care, scientific and commercial laboratory markets with integrated product solutions and financial and other service offerings and is the leading brand in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. The company's market-leading consumer camera products and services business spans North and South America. Olympus America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and parent company to develop state-of-the-art products and services that are innovative, intelligent, and easy to use. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.