Olympus America

Business Overview

Medical and Surgical Products and Services

At Olympus, we work with health care professionals every day, matching our innovative capabilities in medical technology and precision manufacturing with their skills to provide the best possible outcomes for patients and society. As the healthcare industry focuses on early detection of diseases and minimally invasive ways to treat them, Olympus is there to deliver the diagnostic and therapeutic technologies they need to treat their patients, from endoscopes and laparoscopes to video and imaging systems, electro-surgical devices, electronic medical records and accessories.

Business Lines

Endoscopes: Endoscopic video imaging systems, medical information systems, fiberscope systems, broncho endoscope systems, endoscopic ultrasound systems; ultrasound fiberscopes; ultrasound probes; ultrasound centers; ultrasound-guided needle puncture systems; cleaning, disinfecting and sterilization systems; medical treatment peripherals; ancillary products

Endosurgery: Endoscopy products for gastroenterological surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, gynecology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, anesthesiology and otolaryngology; treatment and surgical equipment; peripherals

Endotherapy: Endotherapy products

Life Science Business

The first product produced by Olympus was a microscope, introduced in Japan in 1920. Since then, Olympus has become the leading provider of precision microscopes and microscope systems to clinical laboratories, science, engineering, education, food, agricultural, fishery, animal husbandry and research industries. Olympus bioimaging technologies are assisting a variety of the latest scientific researches in biology and medicine, which will help define the next generation of healthcare, including the elucidation of brain functions, mechanisms for cancer formation and metastasis, drug action and immunity mechanisms, and iPS cell technology.

Business Lines

System biological microscopes, inverted biological microscopes, stereo microscopes, confocal laser scanning microscopes, single-molecule fluorescence detection systems, microscope system equipment, peripherals

Industrial Business

Almost everything that is designed, engineered, and manufactured is inspected, measured or analyzed to ensure its performance, safety, and reliability. Olympus nondestructive testing (NDT) technologies, such as ultrasound, eddy current and remote visual testing (RVI) provide critical inspection benefits on parts as varied as aircraft engines, oil and gas pipelines, plastic bottles, wind turbines, golf balls, or rubber tires, just to name a few. In the industrial microscope (IE) field, increasing importance is being placed on rigorous observation, measurement and control techniques to create highly integrated electronic components and semiconductor mounting technologies. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and x-ray diffraction analyzers (XRD) are widely used to determine the composition of metals, alloys, glass, ceramics, minerals and countless other materials. High-speed video cameras are used in numerous industries, such as automotive, aerospace, R&D, manufacturing, and broadcasting.

Business Lines

Industrial microscope systems: Metallurgical microscopes, semiconductor inspection microscopes, flat-panel display inspection systems, laser microscopes, measuring microscopes, microscopic 3-D measurement systems, peripherals

Remote visual inspection products and non-destructive testing products: Industrial videoscopes, industrial fiberscopes, industrial rigidscopes, peripherals, ultrasonic flaw detectors, eddy current flaw detectors, phased array flaw detectors, X-ray Fluorescence and X-ray Diffraction Analyzers

Imaging Business

Olympus supplies imaging products that defy preconceptions about digital single-lens reflex cameras to open up new possibilities, such as the compact and lightweight PEN series of interchangeable lens camera and the OM-D interchangeable lens camera that utilizes new technology in the form of mirror-less optics and an electronic viewfinder. Olympus is devoted to offering consumers a wide range of ways to capture and enjoy life's most precious moments, particularly through our digital cameras and IC recorders.

Business Lines

Digital cameras: Interchangeable lens system digital cameras, compact digital cameras, digital camera products

Optical components: Lens barrels for digital cameras, optical materials

Audio: IC recorders

Binoculars: Binoculars

Research and Development

In addition to providing technology support for product development across our portfolio of businesses, R&D at Olympus also includes “product innovation” involving the development and facilitation of new technologies with a time horizon ten years into the future. Digital imaging technology together with diagnostic and treatment technologies for the health care and life science sectors represent the key pillars of this work. Our well-balanced and integrated mix of advanced and basic technologies, including optical technologies, precision technologies, digital imaging technologies, bio-science technologies, and simulation and other software technologies, will provide the basis for the next generation of distinctive products.

* Product innovation: The development of original technologies that will lead to future products and businesses