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Olympus Tech Tours visits the University of Alabama-Huntsville

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., November 17, 2009 – Olympus America’s Tech Tours program is coming to the University of Alabama-Huntsville this week. Tech Tours is a series of educational events where researchers and engineers interactively learn from leading experts in industrial research and technology and is centered on materials research, 3D imaging, roughness analysis, inspection and measurement. The upcoming event is open to the public and will be held at the University of Alabama-Huntsville campus in the Optics Building, Room 103 on November 17, 2009 from 9:00am to 5:00pm CST, November 18, 2009 from 9:00am to 5:00pm CST and November 19, 2009 from 9:00 am to 5:00pm CST.  David Rideout, Product Manager for Metrology from Olympus America Inc. will speak on “The Advantages of High Resolution Confocal Microscopy and Metrology”.

In addition to offering industry speakers, Olympus will display a series of microscopy, imaging and metrology systems for in-depth demonstrations. Attendees are encouraged to bring samples for on-site analysis. Olympus technical experts will be on hand to discuss solutions to specific application requirements. Images and measurement data can be downloaded to attendees’ USB flash drives as time allows.

The Tech Tours series is part of a multi-year commitment by Olympus to bring thought leaders and advanced technology for industrial science to researchers, engineers and students across the United States.  A detailed schedule that includes sites throughout the nation can be found at: www.olympusamerica.com/techtours. For more information on Tech Tours and the University of Alabama- Huntsville event, please contact Alissa Maglaras of Olympus at 484-896-5630; alissa.maglaras@olympus.com.

About Olympus Scientific Equipment Group – Industrial Microscopes
Olympus industrial microscopes and metrology systems play a leading role in precision R&D, engineering and manufacturing applications in fields as diverse as aerospace, the automotive industry, electronics, materials science/metallurgy, medical devices, photovoltaics, and semiconductors. Olympus continues to be a leader in optical design and advanced quality innovation.

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;
· Digital cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus serves the healthcare field 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.