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Judges Named for 2012 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®


CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 10, 2012
- Olympus has announced the panel of eminent authorities in the field of microscopy and imaging who will be the judges for the ninth annual BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition (www.olympusbioscapes.com). This year's judges will gather later this month to review more than two thousand life science images and movies submitted from around the world; Olympus will honor the most exceptional and significant with prizes and worldwide publicity.

This year's judging panel includes four individuals widely respected in the fields of light microscopy and imaging. They are Paul S. Maddox, Ph.D., of the University of Montreal, Canada; Alison J. North, Ph.D., of The Rockefeller University, New York City; John M. Murray, M.D., Ph.D., of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and Peter Saggau, Ph.D., of Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

The Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition, widely recognized as the world's leading international life science light microscopy photo forum, pays homage to the amazing stories being told through the images and movies captured in life science laboratories, and to the remarkable confluence of science and art. The Competition carries a top prize valued at $5,000. Nine other submissions win prizes, and several dozen honorable mentions are awarded. Selected winning images are included in a nationwide exhibit tour. Each competition entrant can submit up to five still images, image sequences, or movies. Any magnification and brand of compound light microscope can be used; judges are given no equipment/brand information when judging. Winners are notified in late October and publicly announced in December. For more information, visit www.olympusbioscapes.com.

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, designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas: Medical and Surgical Products, Life Science Imaging Systems, Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments and Cameras and Audio Products. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and 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 research, clinical and educational microscopes and research and educational digital imaging systems;
  • Industrial research, engineering, test, inspection and measuring instruments; and
  • Digital cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus serves the healthcare field 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.

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