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Olympus OLA2500™ Laboratory Automation Solution Features Automatic Aliquotting, High Throughput


Melville, NY, November 1, 2003 - The newly-updated, modular Olympus OLA2500™ laboratory automation solution is a high performance system designed for use within medium- to high-volume clinical labs and sample processing departments. It features advanced aliquotting, along with pre- and post-analytical sample processing capabilities. As a front-end sample processor, the system automatically decaps, aliquots and sorts tubes to any analyzer sample rack. This saves time and labor, and eliminates sample handling errors. The Olympus OLA2500 laboratory automation system also uses an on-board digital imaging system to check sample volume as well as identify tube size, cap type and color.

As a modular system, the Olympus OLA2500 laboratory automation system can be configured for expanded capability to keep pace with individual lab needs and growth. In a standard configuration, the system typically processes as many as 650 tubes per hour, making it ideal for peak workload periods in medium and high volume labs. The system handles a wide variety of tube sizes, along with screw caps, rubber stoppers and aluminum seals.

The system uses a Windows® 2000 operating system, Pentium® processor, graphic user interface and image recognition software. It also comes with a high-reliability touch screen and membrane switches for easy use.

For more information about the Olympus OLA2500 lab automation system, contact Hiroshi Sekiya, Senior Product Manager, Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group, at 1-800-628-7152, ext.2636, or visit the Olympus web site at www.olympusamerica.com/diagnostics.

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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.

About Olympus
Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in healthcare and consumer electronics worldwide.

Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its parent company, Tokyo-based Olympus Corporation, to leverage R&D investment in precision technology 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; and
  • Digital and film cameras, and digital voice recorders.
  • In the U. S. and Canada, Olympus serves healthcare, scientific and commercial laboratory 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 in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. The company's market-leading consumer electronics business spans North and South America. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.