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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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Medtech: Boldly Going Where Women Have Not Gone Before

But with representation still under a quarter of medtech leadership roles, organizations like the nonprofit MedExecWomen have emerged to support female leadership in this space. Olympus Corporation was one of the sponsors of its fourth annual conference, “Growing Your Business, Yourself, and Your Leaders,” held May 16, 2023, in Cambridge, MA.

Research Round-Up

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Unsettling Statistics about Infection Prevention

In May 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its first global report on infection prevention and control (IPC). This report elaborated on the fight against infection and antimicrobial resistance in addition to the impact to both patients and healthcare workers on a global scale.

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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.

At Our Core

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Future Innovators Try Their Hand at Pitching Prototypes

Communities in Schools Eastern Pennsylvania and the Olympus Emerging Professionals CAN (Colleague Affinity Network) partnered with the Allentown School District’s Building 21 on a product design program to help mentor students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Now in its third year, Olympus employees offered students insights into their respective disciplines, including supply chain management, marketing, public relations, data and analytics and engineering.

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Olympus’ Redmond Employees Embody Empathy and Unity in Helping Homeless Community

Grace Davasagayam, an Executive Administrative Assistant at the Olympus Corporation of the Americas, had an idea this past winter to offer cups of hot chocolate to the homeless around her neighborhood in King County, Washington, south of Seattle. But after chatting with her colleagues in Olympus’ Redmond facility, her mission transformed into a site-wide initiative of empathy.

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Medical History: A Story Worth Sharing with Family

“It’s fascinating to me to think that we might get more time to spend with my husband because of a polyp that was found in a colonoscopy case,” said Stevi. The potential benefit of prevention or the chance for early treatment justifies the vigilance to her.

Inside Olympus

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Emily and Omni Team

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.