Nikon Joins Inaugural Directors Meeting for Centers of Excellence and Nikon Imaging Centers

Nikon Joins Inaugural Directors Meeting for Centers of Excellence and Nikon
Imaging Centers

Presentations focused on future technologies and enhanced collaboration among

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nikon Instruments Inc. held
its inaugural Nikon Center of Excellence and Nikon Imaging Center directors
meeting on August 1-2. Hosted by Simon C. Watkins at the Center for Biologic
Imaging, University of Pittsburgh, this is the first time the center directors
have convened in-person with Nikon to discuss their current research and how
to enhance collaboration.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at

Nikon Imaging Centers and Centers of Excellence are collaborative microscopy
centers that are dedicated to providing top academic and research institutions
with pioneering imaging technologies and enhanced research capabilities. The
centers seek to better scientific understanding while also giving these
leaders a voice in future Nikon product development.

Throughout the event, directors from the individual centers presented about a
range of applications being carried out at their facilities. They also
addressed their center’s needs in terms of imaging technology, data management
and support.

“This meeting was a big step forward for the Nikon Imaging Center and Center
of Excellence network," said Stephen Ross, Ph.D., General Manager, Products
and Marketing, Nikon Instruments. “Cutting-edge research is happening at each
of these centers, and we are excited to help facilitate better collaboration
between the centers and Nikon. We look forward to continuing to learn from
them about their specific needs as we develop the next generation of imaging

Those in attendance included:

  o Darcy S. Peterka, Columbia University
  o Gary Laevsky, Princeton University
  o Matt Kofron, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  o Randy Blakely, Florida Atlantic University
  o Ken Dawson-Scully, Florida Atlantic University
  o James A.J. Fitzpatrick, Washington University
  o Bryan A. Mills, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  o Joshua Rappoport, Northwestern University
  o Mark Sanders, University of Minnesota
  o Jose Lasalde, The University of Puerto Rico
  o Gustavo Menezes, Federal University of Minas Gerais
  o Jennifer Waters, Harvard Medical School
  o Anna Payne-Tobin Jost, Harvard Medical School
  o James Chambers, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  o Enfu Hui, UC San Diego
  o Kathy Spencer, The Scripps Research Institute
  o Simon C. Watkins, University of Pittsburgh
  o Claudette St. Croix, University of Pittsburgh
  o Nikon Instruments Inc. (President, VP for Sales, GM for Product &
    Marketing, GM for Service, GM for Software, Senior Management from Sales,
    Product & Marketing)
  o Nikon Corp. Members (Senior Management from Planning and Product

Nikon Instruments Inc. is a world leader in the development and manufacture of
optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical applications. Now
celebrating its 100^th year, Nikon provides complete optical systems that
offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Cutting-edge
instruments include microscopes, digital imaging products and software. Nikon
Instruments is one of the microscopy and digital imaging arms of Nikon Inc.,
the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging
technology. For more information, visit
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