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Olympus Introduces The OES Pro Urology System
A Complete Family of Urology Instruments For Pediatrics, Cystoscopy and Resection.

- Sets New Benchmarks in Ease of Use, Compatibility, Safety and Durability.

April 27, 2003, Melville, NY - Olympus America today announces the United States launch of the totally redesigned OES Pro Urology System, a family of urology instruments for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and offices. This important system redesign, based on a needs analysis of Olympus urology customers, features more than 50 visible improvements over its predecessor (the OES 4000).

The OES Pro Urology System includes an OES Pro Cystoscope for general use, OES Pro Cystoscope for pediatric applications, OES Pro Resectoscope for general use, and OES Pro Resectoscope for pediatric applications.

Weighing just 8.7 oz, with a working length of 194 mm, the OES Pro Resectoscope is the lightest and longest rotatable, continuous flow resectoscope in the world. It also has a ceramic beak that carries a lifetime guarantee against thermal damage. Additionally, both the OES Pro Resectoscope and Cystoscope feature a highly durable chemical-resistant stainless steel design and maintenance-free stopcocks.

Ergonomically superior design means less hand fatigue, more comfort, and better visibility
Winner of the prestigious, European, Industrie Forum (iF) Design Award 2002, the OES Pro System's ergonomic design features a reduced finger spread that combats hand fatigue while providing more comfort to the urologist during procedures. The system's slimmer, longer working length helps maintain optimum flow, providing the urologist with superior visibility.

Backward-compatible with OES 4000 and OES 2 systems for optimal cost-effectiveness
Mindful of the high cost of implementing new instrumentation, Olympus designed the OES Pro System to be compatible with previous OES 4000 and OES 2 systems. Telescopes from the previous OES systems can be used with the new OES Pro system.

Secure Assembly, Easy Disassembly
The OES Pro System is equipped with the Olympus Logical-Locking-System (LLS), which guarantees quick and secure assembly. The ergonomically positioned, one-touch push buttons also allow for quick and easy disassembly.

For more information, please call Olympus America Inc. at 1-800-548-5515.

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Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a global leader in developing new technologies and designing, manufacturing and marketing optical-digital product solutions for health care and consumer segments. The company leverages R&D investment in technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines that include:

  • minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical endoscopes
  • advanced clinical and research microscopes
  • chemistry-immune analyzers and lab automation systems
  • digital and film cameras and digital voice recorders
In the U.S. and Canada, Olympus America Inc. serves health care, scientific and commercial laboratory markets with integrated product solutions and financial and other service offerings and is the leading brand in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. The company's market-leading consumer camera products and services business spans North and South America. Olympus America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and parent company to develop state-of-the-art products and services that are innovative, intelligent, and easy to use.