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Olympus Offers Ceruloplasmin and Cholinsterase Reagents


Melville, N.Y. (June 22, 2003) - Ceruloplasmin and Cholinesterase reagents in bar-coded cartridges are now available from Olympus as the newest additions to the company's 122-test menu. Optimized for use on Olympus AU400e™, AU600™, AU640e™, AU2700™ and AU5400™ chemistry-immuno analyzers, these reagents offer unparalleled standardization instrument-to-instrument.

Ceruloplasmin, the primary copper-containing protein, is an acute phase reactant whose serum concentrations rise significantly during surgery, myocardial infarction, and inflammatory processes. The Olympus Ceruloplasmin reagent is a liquid, ready-to-use formulation featuring 60-day on-board and 14-day calibration stability.

Cholinesterase, used to assess liver function after excessive exposure to organophosphate insecticides, is also useful for predicting susceptibility to prolonged apnea after the administration of succinylcholine. The Olympus reagent features 30-day on-board stability.

The reagents are available now. For additional information about the Olympus reagent line, users can visit the Olympus web site at www.olympusamerica.com/diagnostics or call the Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group at 1-800-223-0125.

About Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group
Since 1981, Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group has provided innovative solutions that meet the high productivity demands of hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery networks, reference labs, blood banks and pharmaceutical labs. Offering the broadest standardized line of random access, chemistry-immuno analyzers and lab automation systems, Olympus' solutions save laboratories time, maximize productivity and deliver fast, reliable results.

About Olympus
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-immuno analyzers and lab automation systems; and
  • 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. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.