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Olympus Shines at Premier's Pinnacle and Performance Awards

Olympus honored with a Performance Award at the 2008 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition.

Center Valley, PA, June 25, 2008 - For the second year in a row, Olympus was honored with a Performance Award from Premier, a healthcare alliance serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and more than 50,000 other healthcare sites. The award recognizes Premier's contracted suppliers for outstanding service.

"It is an honor for Olympus to be recognized for providing services and solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers," said Rick Harbuck, Group VP for Olympus Medical Systems. "Not only do we provide innovative healthcare solutions that improve the lives of millions, but, as this award demonstrates, we also earn high marks from our customers because we view them as true business partners."

For more information about the Premier award please visit http://www.premierinc.com/about/news/june08/premier-honors-contract-suppliers061608.jsp

About Olympus Medical Systems Group

Olympus Medical Systems Group provides endoscopy knowledge and solutions that enable GI hospital suites, ambulatory surgical centers and private practices to achieve excceptional clinical and financial outcomes across the continuum of care. Olympus offers diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopes and EndoTherapy accessories; service and repair solutions; Web-based endoscopy information products; GI lab integration services; cleaning and disinfection products and services; cost-effective financial solutions; and consulting services.

About Olympus

Olympus is a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products.

Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its affiliates worldwide 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;
  • Digital cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus serves healthcare and commercial laboratory markets with integrated product solutions and financial, educational and consulting services that help customers to efficiently, reliably and more easily achieve exceptional results.  Olympus develops breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality for the consumer and professional photography markets, and also is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes.  For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.