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Olympus Introduces A New Line of Next Generation Urology Products

Orangeburg, NY, June 6, 2006 - Olympus, a global leader in designing and delivering advanced and innovative healthcare solutions, has introduced a new line of next generation urology products at the 2006 American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting.

The new family of products is based on Olympus’ proven imaging technology and includes: the worlds first and only Semi-Rigid Video Ureteroscope, the CYF-V2 Cysto-Nephro Videoscope, the URF-P5 Uretero-Reno-Fiberscope with 275 deflection for lower pole access, the OES Pro Ureteroscope with an increased 50k fiber count, and the longer Percutaneous Nephroscope designed for both small and large patients. The table below identifies some of the main features and benefits of these new and exciting products.

Features and Benefits:

Semi-Rigid Video Ureteroscope
  • Distal CCD video chip produces approximately 3x the resolution of standard semi-rigid fiber ureteros
  • All-in-one design integrates camera & light-guide cable –just plug-and-play
  • Fully Autoclavable for quick, cost effective reprocessing
CYF-V2 Cysto-Nephro Videoscope
  • Multicolor CCD chip creates big, bright, & consistent image
  • Evolutiontip design allows for smooth, atraumatic insertion
  • Enhanced operability with rgonomic grip and convenient convenient
  • Suitable for bladder examinations & kidney examinations / procedures
URF-P5 Uretero-Reno-Fiberscope
  • High-density image bundle and integrated moiré filter deliver an outstanding image
  • Unique asymmetric be design -180◦/275◦(up/down)
  • Enhanced durability and torque control due to improved insertion tube
  • Evolutiontip design allows for smooth, atraumatic insertion
OES Pro Ureteroscope
  • 50,000 fibers for minimal pixilation
  • Atraumatic tip w/extra slim insertion tube
  • 25% increase in image size
  • Fully Autoclavable for quick, cost effective reprocessing
OES Pro Percutaneous Nephroscope
  • High-flow sheath design
  • 30◦Direction of view for early viewing of instruments
  • Crystal clear image quality due to hybrid-lens technology
  • Extra long working length, 230 mm

Olympus’ new urology line introduces urologists to the next generation of products designed for improved patient care. With the introduction of these products, Olympus continues to display the company’s long-standing commitment to advancing endoscopic technology in the urology market. Additionally, the new urology product line is equipped with the latest technology and is positioned to offer urologists a new experience in efficiency, performance, and functionality.

About Olympus Surgical America

Olympus Surgical America is an operating division of Olympus Surgical & Industrial America Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, Japan. Olympus Surgical America is an important part of the global Olympus network, with specific responsibility for the sales and marketing of surgical endoscopy equipment for distribution in the United States and Canada. With a focus on innovation and quality, Olympus provides healthcare professionals with safe and effective instrumentation to help improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients.