Senator Casey Visits New Olympus Medical Learning Center

           Senator Casey Visits New Olympus Medical Learning Center

New modern training facility provides backdrop for discussion on healthcare
reform

PR Newswire

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., July 23, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Olympus, a precision
technology leader in designing and delivering innovative Medical and Surgical
solutions, among other core businesses, announced today that U.S. Senator Bob
Casey (D-PA) visited its new Medical Learning Center in the Lehigh Valley.
Senator Casey met with the President of Olympus' Medical Systems Group Luke
Calcraft to tour the innovative facility and discuss issues affecting the
medical device industry in the context of healthcare reform.

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"I welcome the opportunity to discuss healthcare reform with stakeholders in
Pennsylvania like Olympus," said Senator Casey."I look forward to working
together to invest in medical technology that plays an important role in
diagnosing and curing numerous diseases."

Calcraft added, "We applaud the passion and commitment Senator Casey shows for
healthcare reform and appreciate his understanding and support of the
contribution our industry brings to the quality of life of millions of
Americans, not to mention the positive impact of our business on employment
opportunities in Eastern Pennsylvania. The new Medical Learning Center will
help enhance the knowledge and expertise required to successfully use our
world-class products and make a measurable impact on patients and physicians
worldwide. We remain fully committed to meeting the needs of healthcare
providers by providing cutting-edge medical products—most of which are aimed
at early, minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of diseases—that improve
the quality of care, enhance patient satisfaction and reduce the total cost of
healthcare."

The Medical Learning Center, a 2,875 square foot modern training facility
featuring new and innovative 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.

Through Olympus' partnership with Communities in Schools, the Company will
also 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.

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

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