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Olympus Offers All-in-One CV1000 Medium-to-High Throughput Confocal Microscope Imaging System from Yokogawa

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 15, 2012 — Olympus America Inc. has been named the sole North American distributor of the CV1000 Cell Voyager, an all-in-one, medium-to-high-throughput live cell imaging system from Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Olympus will offer the compact, easy to use, spinning-disk laser confocal microscope, which is designed for long-term time-lapse imaging, to scientists in the US and Canada.

Using the CV1000, researchers are free to focus on their science instead of their system.
The compact solution provides the same high-end image quality of a traditional confocal system, but without the need for a highly trained imaging expert or a darkroom.

The CV1000 is optimized for researchers working in biopharma or biotechnology; embryology; stem cell biology; cancer studies; cell biology; cell differentiation, proliferation, or migration; developmental biology; plant studies; and others whose work requires medium-to-high-throughput imaging, using 96- or 384-well plates. Single slides and dishes, along with some incubator chambers, also can be accommodated.

The spinning-disk system offers lower levels of photobleaching and a hybrid of laser-based and contrast-based autofocus, which makes it ideal for multipoint time-lapse studies that require imaging over hours or days. With the benchtop system's intuitive, straightforward software, users quickly learn to generate bright, high quality images. Multipoint time-lapse studies are stable, thanks to highly accurate position reproducibility and precise environmental controls. Users can select from two pinhole sizes to optimize resolution for both low and high magnifications. The system can accommodate any of six Olympus dry or oil-immersion objectives ranging from 10x to 100x, as well as the unique 30x and 60x silicone objectives.

For more information on the compact CV1000 medium-to-high-throughput confocal imaging system, visit www.olympusamerica.com/CV1000; or contact Brendan Brinkman, Olympus America Inc., at 424-298-7402; email brendan.brinkman@olympus.com.

About Olympus America Inc., Scientific Equipment Group
Olympus America 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.

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.