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Five Things Not Required With This Microdebrider

In the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) practice, the shift to office-based procedures is a growing trend to curtail costs and help improve patient convenience. Becker’s Healthcare spoke with three leading otolaryngologists about this trend, and how Olympus’ single-use CELERISTM microdebrider is answering some previously unmet needs.


Illuminating Cancer Cells During Surgery: A Worthy Olympus Investment

On November 16, 2023, Olympus Innovation Ventures (OIV) announced its participation in the $30M Series C funding round to help West Lafayette, Ind. based On Target Laboratories (OTL). The team is working to accelerate commercialization of their novel compound—used in conjunction with near infrared surgical imaging devices.

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Healthcare Headwinds and Our Supply Chain Friends

“What’s Going On? Seven Trends on Healthcare Supply Chain Professionals’ Radar,” uncovers some of the myriad issues related to healthcare workforce shortages, supply chain sustainability, quality metrics and more—and includes resources and potential solutions for consideration.

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So Many Men Have This Issue, and Nobody Wants To Talk About It

When Mario Elia was in his 40s, he said he began experiencing a weakened urine stream due to what physicians deemed a “lazy urethra.” The Toronto resident didn’t experience any other symptoms generally associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate, so it was little more than a nuisance he learned to live with for years.

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Jim's iTind™ Experience

Jim has been receiving treatment for enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, for almost 10 years. For most of that time, he was taking prescription medication, but when the drugs began to lose their effect, Jim and his urologist began discussing other options for treatment.

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Transforming Trepidation: A Medtech Leader’s Colonoscopy Experience

With March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Kurt offered to share his recent colonoscopy experience, not only to help raise awareness of the recommended screening age of 45 and the value in knowing your family history, but to acknowledge his own regret about being less than proactive when it came to his health.

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Turning the Tide: A Decade of Reflection and Advocacy Since My Cancer Diagnosis

It's been a decade since the words "you have cancer" pierced my reality. Sometimes, it feels as fresh as yesterday; other times, it seems like a lifetime ago. Life now bears little resemblance to what I envisioned before June 2014. Yet, when I attempt to imagine an alternate reality void of cancer's intrusion, I find myself at a loss. Surprisingly, my life has been enriched in ways I couldn't fathom.

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Risky Business: Women Execs in Medtech Talk Smart Risk Taking, Dangerous Inactions

The concept of calculated risk is not new. But smart risk taking creates unique opportunities to grow, according to Gabriela Kaynor, Executive Officer and Therapeutic Solutions Division Co-Head at Olympus. During her keynote address at the MassMEDIC “Women in Medtech Forum,” Kaynor defined smart risk taking and shared how it related to her own business experiences, setting the stage for panel discussions led by her colleagues in medtech and healthcare finance.

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From Muncie to Massachusetts: Spotlight on Olympus Employee Emily Halley

Emily explained that when non-Olympus employees ask about a certain job posting, she gets excited to talk about her employer. “I think that I may scare people off,” she laughed. “They’ll message me to ask what I think, and then I send five pages worth of all the reasons that I think they should go for it. I just really want people to experience Olympus.”

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Bartlett Remembers Colleagues through Tennessee Tree Day

This past spring, Olympus had four trees dedicated to the four Bartlett employees who had passed away between February 2020 and September 2022: Mike Duncan, Jay Farmer, Ken Klabbatz and Jim Wheeler. The Tennessee Environmental Council planted these trees throughout the state and provided Olympus with certificates of dedication for each.