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Olympus Unveils New Dissolvable Post Sinus Surgery Products


Exclusive Agreement grants Olympusí ENT Group exclusive US product distribution

Center Valley, PA, January 5, 2012 — Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, today announced the addition of a broad line of advanced, dissolvable sinus spacing and hemostat products to its already extensive ENT product portfolio. These products include spacers, foams and powders available in either plant-based or chitosan polysaccharide polymers.

Through a distribution partnership with Hemostasis, LLC, the plant-based and chitosan compositions have been formulated to improve post sinus surgery recovery, comfort and healing. †All products are biocompatible, dissolve naturally, require no mixing or special storage considerations and are easily conformed to fit nasal anatomy. Additionally, the sinus products minimize edema, bleeding and prevent post operative adhesions by maintaining space between the upper chambers of the nasal cavities. †

“The new offerings extend Olympusí current world-class ENT solutions to surgeons performing sinus and anterior skull base procedures and their patients,” commented Perry Mykleby, Vice President of Marketing for Olympus' ENT sales. “We are pleased to collaborate with Hemostasis, a high-quality medical device manufacturer partner, to enhance patient care.”

“Hemostasis is committed to providing the most comprehensive, technologically advanced ENT sinus spacing and hemostat technologies that are safe and effective for their intended use,” said Hemostasisí President, Keith Roberts. “Working directly with leading physicians, we have developed practical technologies designed to optimize physician usability and efficacy, which ultimately have improved procedure outcomes and enhances overall patient care.”

About Olympus Medical Systems ENT Business
Olympus develops procedure solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve outcomes and enhance quality of life for their patients. Our ENT Business offers advanced visualization and treatment products for Rhinology, Pediatric ENT, Laryngology, Otology, Sleep and Head and Neck procedures. Products include endoscopy and video; powered electrosurgical and manual instruments, middle ear prosthetics, and vent (PE) tubes.

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About Hemostasis, LLC
Hemostasis is a dynamic company committed to developing and marketing innovative technologies for the rapidly changing demands of the global medical industry. We work directly with leading physicians to develop practical products that are designed to optimize usability and efficacy for medical professionals, improve procedure outcomes and enhance overall patient care. www.hemostasisllc.com.
Media Contacts:
Megan Longenderfer, Olympus, (484) 896-5579, megan.longenderfer@olympus.com
Keith Roberts, Hemostasis, (651) 855-1466, kroberts@hemostasisllc.com