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Olympus Introduces New Urine Chemistry Calibrator

Orlando, FL, July 26, 2005 - Olympus has announced the availability of the new Olympus Urine Chemistry Calibrator DR0090. It is designed for the calibration of urine assays on the full line of Olympus chemistry-immuno analyzers, including the AU400/400e, AU600, AU640/640e, AU2700 and AU5400.

The new urine calibrator allows for enhanced performance of the company's urine assays by demonstrating improved recoveries for samples requiring sample pre-dilution, and by minimizing instrument-to-instrument variation, resulting in tighter control ranges and more accurate patient results.

This single point, ready to use liquid calibrator provides true calibration for all urine chemistries including Calcium Arsenazo, Calcium oCPC, Creatinine, Glucose, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Urea, Uric Acid, and Urine Protein.

For additional information about the new Olympus Urine Chemistry Calibrator, contact Carole Dauscher, Product Manager, Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group, at 1-800-223-0125 x5654 or email: carole.dauscher@olympus.com.

About Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group
Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group provides innovative solutions that meet the high productivity demands of hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery networks, reference labs, blood banks and pharmaceutical labs. Olympus offers the broadest standardized line of random access chemistry-immuno analyzers, along with lab automation systems, comprehensive patient safety systems, blood bank analyzers and reagents. Olympus solutions save laboratories time, enhance patient safety, 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.