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Olympus Introduces Combined Upright/Inverted Research Microscope

MELVILLE, NY, November 11, 2005 - Olympus has introduced a unique hardware package that combines an upright and an inverted research microscope into a single comprehensive instrument. The new Up/Down Microscope is designed primarily for researchers who are performing two different imaging techniques on a single specimen. It can be used with multiple cameras and accessories.

By placing an upright microscope above the inverted microscope, researchers get two microscopes in one,” said Nicolas George, product manager for the Olympus America Inc., Scientific Equipment Group. “The system is ideal for people doing two techniques simultaneously on the same field, such as scientists doing TIRF microscopy on the bottom and electrophysiology with water dipping on top.”

The Up/Down microscope is designed for use with Slidebook™ software. For more information on the Olympus Up/Down microscope system for Upright and Inverted observation, please contact Nicolas George at Olympus America Inc., Two Corporate Center Drive, P.O. Box 9058, Melville, NY 11747-9058; www.olympusamerica.com/microscopes; Email: microscopy@olympus.com; Phone 1-800-446-5967.h

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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.

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