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Olympus Names Prestigious Judges for 2007 BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition

Center Valley, PA, June 29, 2007- Olympus America today announced the judges for its fourth annual BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition. The judges include some of the most widely recognized international researchers in the biomedical field, reflecting the competition's goal of honoring the most striking and significant life science images, image sequences and movies in the world each year.

The judges for the 2007 competition include Dr. Kenneth Fish of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, PA; Dr. Douglas Murphy, Director of the Light Microscopy Facility at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farms Research Campus, Ashburn, VA; Dr. Jason Swedlow, of the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom; and Dr. Clare M. Waterman-Storer, of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

The Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition honors the world’s finest life science images, both still and moving, as captured through light microscopes. The competition focuses on the amazing life science stories being told through the images, and on the remarkable confluence of science and art. The deadline for entering this year’s competition is September 28, 2007. For more information, visit www.olympusbioscapes.com.

About the Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition: Olympus BioScapes is the world's foremost forum for recognizing life science images captured through light microscopes. Top prize is worth $5,000. Each person entering can enter up to five still images, image sequences, or movies. Any magnification and any brand of equipment can be used; judges are not given equipment/brand information when judging. Deadline for entering the 2007 competition is September 28; winners will be notified in October, and publicly announced in December. For more information or to enter the competition, visit www.olympusbioscapes.com.