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Olympus Introduces Modular Student Polarizing Microscope

Melville, NY, November 9, 2003 - A modular, ergonomically-designed student polarized light microscope system offered by Olympus America Inc. offers easy handling, bright illumination, advanced capabilities, full centration and the widest range of compensators of any microscope in its class. The Olympus CX31-P™ polarizing microscope comes complete with a circular graduated centerable rotating stage for critical polarized light analysis, a strain-free Abbe condenser and a rotatable polarizer.

By using objective centering adapters, each of the CX31-P microscope's objectives can be centered with the stage, a vitally important benefit for anyone using multiple objectives and requiring parcentration. In addition, the microscope has a bright 30-watt halogen illuminator, which offers substantial benefits over the 20-watt light sources used on some polarizing microscopes. The microscope is compatible with eight different Olympus compensators, so there is a suitable compensator for virtually every specimen and sample type. Olympus users also benefit from a comprehensive offering of superior optics.

The optional intermediate attachment is designed for reliability and ease of use. It offers a selectable rotatable analyzer, a selectable focusable Bertrand lens and a compensator slot. Microscopists can choose among the full line of Olympus compensators, including Full and Quarter Wavelength Plates, 4-Order Quartz Wedge, Sénarmont, two Brace Koehler compensators, and two Berek compensators.

For more information on the Olympus CX31-P polarizing microscope, contact Olympus America Inc., Scientific Equipment Group, 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747; Phone 1-800-455-8236; E-mail olympusseg@econnextions.com; or visit www.olympusamerica.com/microscopes. Olympus also offers a great deal of helpful information on polarized microscopy on its educational website, www.olympusmicro.com.

About Olympus Scientific Equipment Group
Olympus Scientific Equipment Group provides innovative microscope imaging solutions for researchers, doctors, clinicians and educators. Olympus microscope systems offer unsurpassed optics, superior construction and system versatility to meet the ever-changing needs of microscopists, paving the way for future advances in life science.

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:

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  • 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.