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Olympus Unveils New Medical Learning Center for the Americas



         Olympus Unveils New Medical Learning Center for the Americas

Center Valley, PA facility to serve as central training hub for cutting-edge
medical products across North and South America business operations

PR Newswire

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., July 2, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision
technology leader in designing and delivering innovative Medical and Surgical
solutions, among other core businesses, announced today that it will unveil
its new Medical Learning Center in the Lehigh Valley. 

The Medical Learning Center, a 2,875 square foot modern training facility
featuring cutting-edge medical technology, will be used to train Olympus
employees and distributor partners from across North and South America. The
new facility supports Olympus' commitment to excellence through comprehensive
training of sales, marketing, field and technical support personnel on the
safe and effective use of the company's innovative medical and surgical
products that, in the hands of healthcare professionals, help people lead more
fulfilling lives.

"Training is a critical part of our business—it ensures that our employees,
partners and subsequently, our customers, have a deep knowledge of our
portfolio and understand how to harness the technical capabilities of our
products to deliver cutting-edge, minimally invasive care in a safe and
effective way," said Luke Calcraft, President of the Medical Systems Group at
Olympus Corporation of the Americas.  "This enables us to address the
requirements of healthcare reform through our portfolio of innovative
technologies, most of which are aimed at early, minimally invasive diagnosis
and treatment of diseases with obvious patient outcome and cost benefits."

The construction of the Medical Learning Center provides a significant
financial investment in the local community by using Lehigh Valley commercial
partners, including Diefenderfer Electrical, Multi-Tech Construction, Signs By
Tomorrow-Allentown and Vistacom.  The new facility will help bolster
perceptions of the Lehigh Valley as a supportive, sophisticated environment
for high-tech, innovative businesses. 

In addition, through Olympus' partnership with Communities in Schools, the
Company will use the new facility to provide education programs related to its
current Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives as
well as general career training to empower students with the educational
resources to make a positive impact in their lives and future careers.

The Medical Learning Center will be unveiled this evening from 6:00 to 8:30pm
EST with a private ribbon cutting ceremony including employees, partners,
State Senator Pat Browne, and representatives of elected officials including
Carol Obando-Derstine (Regional Manager for U.S. Senator Bob Casey), Marta
Gabriel (Regional Manager for U.S. Senator Pat Toomey), and Lisa Walter (Chief
of Staff for State Senator Bob Mensch).

About Olympus Medical Systems Group

Olympus Medical Systems Group, a division of global technology leader Olympus,
develops solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve clinical
outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for patients. By
enabling less invasive procedures, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic
endoscopy, and early stage lung cancer evaluation and treatments, Olympus is
transforming the future of healthcare.

For more information, visit Olympus at www.olympusamerica.com.

SOURCE Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Website: http://www.olympusamerica.com.
Contact: Michael Levey, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, 484-896-5120,
michael.levey@olympus.com
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