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Olympus Demonstrates Its Full Capabilities in Urology at AUA

Upgraded Olympus EMPOWER Laser Portfolio and New Generation Flexible Ureteroscopes with DuraBend Technology Showcased

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., (May 2, 2019) – Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, will showcase its complete urological portfolio at the American Urological Association (AUA) 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Products featured at AUA will include the URF-V3 flexible uretero-reno videoscope and the URF-P7 uretero-reno fiberscope, as well as an expanded Olympus EMPOWER complete laser portfolio offering higher frequency for greater dusting capability with stabilization mode.

As an AUA 2019 Platinum Sponsor, Olympus proudly highlights its role as a complete urology provider with a portfolio of products that enable physicians to detect, diagnose and treat upper- and lower-tract urological disorders and diseases. Among the products on display will be those designed for the effective detection and treatment of stones, BPH, and bladder tumors, which include:

  • Olympus EMPOWER™ 100
    An upgrade to the Olympus EMPOWER laser portfolio offers full-range capabilities in Ho:YAG lithotripsy for dusting, fragmentation, soft tissue ablation, and enucleation. Olympus EMPOWER offers greater efficiency with higher hertz, in addition to offering customizable user settings. The Olympus EMPOWER Stabilization mode reduces retropulsion effect by producing a vapor tunnel path to the stone in order to stabilize the stone and limit retropulsion of the stone.*
  • URF-V3 Flexible Uretero-reno Videoscope and URF-P7 Uretero-reno Fiberscope
    The URF-V3 and URF-P7 offer a super-slim profile body and new passive bending section technology for maneuverability and durability during procedures. Olympus’ unique insertion-tube design, now with DuraBend, uses materials in four different stiffness degrees (from extra stiff to soft) within the insertion section, to reduce stress on the bending section during insertion in the narrow renal pelvis. Both the videoscope and fiberscope provide a high-resolution image that aids physicians in stone treatment as well as lesion detection. With Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) capability, physicians have greater visibility of vessel structures, which can provide substantial help identifying tumors in the urinary tract.

The Olympus sponsorship reflects the company’s ongoing support of high-quality urologist training and cooperation with leading experts in this field, which AUA recognized last year by honoring Olympus with the 2018 AUA Health Science Award. At AUA 2019, Olympus is furthering its support of urologist education by distributing complimentary copies of the AUA Guidelines-at-a-Glance compendium book to all attendees.

Olympus also offers physicians and residents opportunities to test their capabilities and hone their skills with NBI Virtual Reality and Flex-Catch Baskets during the Olympus Skills Challenge sessions in booth #4016. Additional hands-on opportunities with the Olympus EMPOWER H100 Laser and Plasma Resection will be available in the Olympus booth. These sessions will be offered throughout the meeting: Friday, May 3, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST.

The AUA 2019 Annual Meeting is at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information, please call 1-800-848-9024 or visit us at http://medical.olympusamerica.com.

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About Olympus Medical Systems Group
Olympus is a global technology leader, crafting innovative optical and digital solutions in medical technologies; life sciences; industrial solutions; and cameras and audio products. Throughout our 100-year history, Olympus has focused on being true to society and making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.

Our Medical Business works with health care professionals to combine our innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing with their skills to deliver diagnostic, therapeutic and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for patients. For more information, visit medical.olympusamerica.com.

*Data on file at Olympus.