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Olympus Presents Scientific Talks on Live Cell Imaging Applications at 2010 American Society for Cell Biology Meeting

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., December 9, 2010 – Olympus, a world leader in research microscopy, is presenting two exhibitor showcase talks – opportunities for researchers to study with experts on new live cell imaging techniques during The American Society for Cell Biology’s upcoming annual meeting. Two one-hour presentations are planned during next week’s meeting, both at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Room 111:

  • Monday, December 13, 6:15-7:15pm: Long-Term Time-Lapse Imaging with Automated Microscopy, presented by Michael W. Davidson, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Department of Biological Science, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
    The benefits of long-term time-lapse imaging have been demonstrated in disciplines as diverse as cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology and developmental biology. Recent technological developments have enabled researchers to examine multiple cultures in parallel using automated microscope systems that control environmental conditions and provide advanced imaging modes at high resolution. Fundamental to the success of such systems are precision sample repositioning, strict atmospheric and temperature control, high-resolution optical systems and a sophisticated software interface. Basic aspects of automated microscope configuration and implementation will be discussed, and data on the stem cell cycle and multicolor imaging will be presented.

  • Monday, December 13, 7:15-8:15pm: Simplifying Live Cell Imaging, presented by Robert Peterson, Ph.D., Olympus America Inc.
    Live cell imaging can be a daunting task for even the experienced microscopist. Understanding the challenges, knowing how to select appropriate equipment and optimizing image acquisition are all keys to achieving relevant results. Topics to be discussed include challenges in keeping cells alive and healthy, selecting equipment based on experimental and biological requirements, controlling environmental conditions and optimizing system performance and cell viability. Fluorescence and various optical sectioning techniques (widefield, confocal, TIRF, multiphoton) also will be discussed. Dr. Peterson will be available for questions following the presentation.

Advance registration for the sessions is optional. For more information and registration, visit www.olympusamerica.com/ASCB2010.

About Olympus America Inc., Scientific Equipment Group
Olympus America Scientific Equipment Group provides innovative microscope imaging solutions for researchers, doctors, clinicians and educators. Olympus microscope systems offer unsurpassed optics, superior construction and system versatility to meet the ever-changing needs of microscopists, paving the way for future advances in life science.

About Olympus
Olympus is a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include:

  • Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products;
  • Advanced clinical and research microscopes;
  • Industrial research, engineering, test, inspection and measuring instruments; and
  • Digital cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus serves healthcare and commercial laboratory markets with integrated product solutions and financial, educational and consulting services that help customers to efficiently, reliably and more easily achieve exceptional results. Olympus develops breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality for the consumer and professional photography markets, and also is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.