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Olympus Launches Fall 2011 Seminar Series on Whole Slide Image Analysis and Stereology

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 12, 2011 – Olympus has announced the schedule for its Fall 2011Whole Slide Image Analysis and Stereology Seminar Series. The Spring 2011 seminar series was attended by hundreds of participants nationwide. Each of this autumn’s seven planned seminars will include both classroom time and hands-on workshops led by speakers from Visiopharm and Olympus. Complimentary lunch or continental breakfast will be served, and pre-registration is required.

To register for any of the following seminars, visit the Olympus website at www.olympusamerica.com/wsiseminar:

  • Sept. 20: Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Register online, or for more information, email: daniel.lucking@olympus.com
  • Sept. 21: New York University, New York, N.Y. Register online, or for more information, email: roy.min@olympus.com
  • Sept. 23: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Register online, or for more information, email: angela.mills@olympus.com
  • Sept. 26: UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif. Register online, or for more information, email: tawnie.cordes@olympus.com
  • Additional seminars are planned at the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore., University of Miami, Fla., and Northwestern University, Chicago. Visit www.olympusamerica.com/wsiseminar for more details.

Whole Slide Image Analysis offers a fast and efficient means of obtaining quantitative information about tissue and cell samples. Predefined image analysis protocols measure morphological and spatial parameters such as size, shape, number and staining intensity to provide quick, accurate and consistent results. Recent increases in computational power, along with more cost-effective scanners and improvements in image analysis algorithms, have made automated image analysis a powerful tool for a variety of research areas.

Whole Slide Stereology is an unbiased method of estimating important features such as total cell count, volume, surface area, length volume/area fraction and numeric density. Design-based stereology provides researchers with unbiased, statistically accurate three-dimensional estimates quickly and efficiently.

About Olympus America Inc., Scientific Equipment Group
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About Olympus
Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas: Medical and Surgical Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and 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 research, clinical and educational microscopes and research and educational digital imaging systems;
  • Industrial research, engineering, test, inspection and measuring instruments; and
  • 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.