The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-21T00:15:55Z New theatre investment improves surgical outcomes 2019-05-21T00:15:55Z new-theatre-investment-improves-surgical-outcomes The Olympus VISERA ELITE II System with 4K, 3D and Infrared surgical modes are designed to increase accuracy, speed and precision during surgery and have been made available in eight of the hospital's 16 theatres. Seven of these are mobile, meaning they can be moved to each specialist theatre and one is fixed and offers 4K, 3D and Infrared (IR) capabilities. The system offers different observation possibilities such as narrow band imaging and infrared imaging. Infrared imaging is particularly important for gynaecological oncology procedures such as sentinel lymph node mapping, colorectal liver metastases and biliary identification during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The hospital has also acquired an additional system – the Olympus 4K System. The Olympus 4K surgical platform to be used for primary and revisional laparoscopic procedures, offers true 4K image quality at four times the resolution of Full HD and utilises a wider colour gamut (BT2020) with over one billion colour combinations allowing for greater accuracy, speed and precision during surgery. Improved patient outcomes Perioperative Services Manager Dave Ramsay said the two new systems will be used for a range of surgical procedures in the areas of Upper GI, Bariatric, Colorectal, General, Gynaecology, Cardio Thoracic and ENT. “Having the cutting-edge laparoscopic systems in our theatres means surgeons have the ultimate view of their surgical field,” he said. “As one surgeon aptly put it, it means they have a view of open surgery combined with the magnification of a telescope.” CEO, Ben Edwards said investing in the latest technologies was imperative for patient care. “We are proud to have such highly-skilled specialists using these cutting-edge technologies across the hospital and we will continue to invest in future medical technologies which support improved patient outcomes,” he said.  Images: SJOGM_1.JPG - The St John of God Murdoch surgical team Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zo7h6cpn6p9q0mv/SJOGM_1.jpg?dl=0 SJOGM_2.JPG - The new Olympus 4K surgical platform in use during surgery Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8y5kwezuys8v8c3/SJOGM_2.jpg?dl=0 SJOGM_3.JPG - The new Olympus 4K surgical platform in use during surgery Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7k7vtyarwrhf6ak/SJOGM_3.jpg?dl=0 SJOGM_4.JPG - The new Olympus 4K surgical platform in use during surgery Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mz8rto436iq3okb/SJOGM_4.jpg?dl=0 About St John of God Murdoch   St John of God Murdoch Hospital, part of St John of God Health Care, is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to furthering the values and healing mission of Jesus Christ. Established in 1994 to provide comprehensive, quality health services for patients in Perth’s southern suburbs, St John of God Murdoch Hospital is now one of Australia’s leading private health campuses. The hospital has 507 beds including a 20-bed hospice, a 24-hour emergency department, 20-chair Cancer Centre, and a wide range of clinical and diagnostic services including medical, surgical, paediatric, maternity, and critical and coronary care.  For more information about St John of God Murdoch Hospital please visit www.sjog.org.au/our-locations/st-john-of-god-murdoch-hospital About Olympus Australia & New Zealand OlyOlympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Our mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling through our products and business activities. www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz Olympus launches new portable, powerful videoscope 2018-07-16T01:35:49Z olympus-launches-new-portable-powerful-videoscope-2   The tip of the IPLEX G Lite’s videoscope is fitted with a very small camera that can be freely manipulated   Lightweight and able to go almost anywhere, the IPLEX G Lite videoscope provides users working in challenging environments with a remote visual inspection tool that has the image quality and ease of use to get the job done. The IPLEX G Lite is the successor to the compact and lightweight IPLEX UltraLite model, and can be used to capture images inside aircraft engines, piping, and other equipment without the need for disassembly. With two times the brightness of its predecessor, the IPLEX G is also suitable for a variety of applications within the security industry and clean energy sector, including wind turbines. According to Jack Zhang, RVI Product General Manager at Olympus Asia Pacific, “Recent years have seen an increasing emphasis on safety management and quality assurance in fields such as aerospace, security and architecture. This has been accompanied by the use of industrial videoscopes for equipment inspections as these instruments can be used to conduct inspections without the need for disassembly.” The IPLEX G Lite is small and lightweight making it easy to use with one hand, while also featuring enhanced image processing. The tip of the videoscope is fitted with a very small camera and can be freely manipulated, making these instruments ideal for tasks such as periodic maintenance or inspecting a component’s quality.   The Olympus IPLEX G Lite industrial videoscope features powerful imaging capabilities and a small, rugged body   Ease of use has been improved in the IPLEX G with the adoption of a touch panel monitor and electrically operated scope tip bending, enabling users to complete inspections more quickly. New recording and playback functions have also been added; including constant video recording and the ability to add bookmarks to save time during video reviews and find critical moments quickly. When inspecting in oily environments, getting oil on the scope’s lens can make it difficult to see. To address this, the IPLEX G Lite is equipped with a new oil clearing tip adaptor that uses capillary action to draw oil away from the lens. The grooves on the oil clearing tip adapter drain unnecessary oil quickly, keeping the image clean and visible, and preventing your inspection being suspended. “The IPLEX G Lite also has an option that allows users to switch the light source from LED to infrared (IR) or ultraviolet (UV) illumination. IR is a very important feature, particularly for the security industry, capturing images in the dark while UV is used to detect fine scratches that are hard to see with the naked eye,” explained Zhang. -ENDS- About Olympus Australia & New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality analytical, optical and precision engineering products, for geochemical, scientific and industrial applications. The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, remote visual inspection, ultrasonic testing and microscopy. Olympus brings award-winning Olympus LIVE to Sydney 2018-05-10T23:03:12Z olympus-brings-award-winning-olympus-live-to-sydney   Olympus LIVE Sydney is designed specifically for Olympus customers to access technology and undertake education in a purpose-built environment, including specialised simulation areas. This is the third centre of its kind with Olympus having launched ‘Olympus LIVE Melbourne’ in 2014 and ‘Olympus LIVE Auckland’ in 2017. Olympus LIVE Sydney will be the flagship facility for consumer camera customers boasting a professional Photographic Studio, a Camera Experience Zone and a camera repair facility.    The fully equipped professional Photographic Studio   Other features include an integrated Medical Suite with state-of-the-art surgical and endoscopy equipment, a Scientific and Industrial Laboratory complete with Olympus’ latest microscopes and industrial technology, and an Endoscope Cleaning Room.     The Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition System and the EVIS EXERA III endoscopy platform on display in the Medical Suite    “Having access to a unique and innovative offering is a big advantage for our customers and something that we hope differentiates us as a provider,” said Jason Borg, Consumer Division Manager. “We have creative and visionary customers. We want this centre to help them realise their full potential with our products,” said Mr Borg.     A range of upright, inverted and confocal microscopes on display in the Scientific Solutions Laboratory   Olympus Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, James Bowe, confirmed the driver behind this investment was in response to the changing needs of customers. “Our number-one priority is to listen to and build partnerships with our customers. Olympus LIVE Sydney allows customers to experience our technology in a simulated working-environment and increases our capacity to deliver effective education programs. It is with great pride that we open this facility to our NSW customers,” said Mr Bowe.  Olympus LIVE Sydney is now operational ahead of an official launch planned this month. To learn more about Olympus LIVE, please visit www.olympusaustralia.com.au/olympuslive. -ENDS- Images Consumer Experience Zone.jpg: Olympus PEN cameras at the ready in the Consumer Experience Zone  Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcv6rxp2tatvmj9/Consumer%20Experience%20Zone.JPG?dl=0 Endoscope Cleaning Room.jpg: The Endoscope Cleaning Room prepared for an Olympus Academy professional education program Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f04cfebtku980er/Endoscope%20Cleaning%20Room.jpg?dl=0 Medical Suite.jpg: The Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition System and the EVIS EXERA III endoscopy platform on display in the Medical Suite  Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ekxky9or3ypexi/Medical%20Suite.jpg?dl=0 Photographic Studio.jpg: The fully equipped professional Photographic Studio Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e8tzra8mfov8xfi/Photographic%20Studio.jpg.jpg?dl=0 Scientific Solutions Laboratory.jpg: A range of upright, inverted and confocal microscopes on display in the Scientific Solutions Laboratory  Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ljkvb8gxarh2dj/Scientific%20Solutions%20Laboratory%20%281%29.jpg?dl=0 Taxidermied Butterfly.jpg: A taxidermied butterfly awaits its photo to be taken in the Camera Experience Zone  Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jxqzvn520r0mb4l/Taxidermied%20Butterfly.JPG?dl=0 About Olympus LIVE Olympus LIVE reflects its acronymous title to: Learn, Inspire, Visualise and Experience. It is an award-winning* facility designed to provide customers with the ability to learn about Olympus products and services in an environment specifically designed for this purpose. Our aim is to deliver our customers with access to the latest Olympus solutions and technology via interactive showrooms and tailored education, whilst sharing our knowledge to improve the lives of wider society. *Olympus LIVE Melbourne is winner of 2016 ABA100 Business Innovation Award and winner of Customer Service Institute of Australia 2015 Project of the Year Award. www.olympusaustralia.com.au/olympuslive About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Its mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making the world happier, safer and healthier through its products and business activities. www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz Westmead Private invests in industry leading 3D surgery technology 2018-04-16T23:25:34Z westmead-private-invests-in-industry-leading-3d-surgery-technology   Dr Brendan Ryan (right) aided by a surgical assistant, performs 3D surgery on the VISERA ELITE II platform   This new technology means that complex surgeries can now be performed with laparoscopic surgery rather than open surgery, reducing pain and recovery time. This is particularly important for complex bariatric surgery, lung and liver resection surgeries. VISERA ELITE II restores natural 3D vision and depth perception, providing improved speed, accuracy and precision for surgical tasks. It is unique in offering a rigid 3D video laparoscope that supports seamless direction-of-view rotation to mimic the traditional camera head / telescope configuration without rotating the image on screen. This significant technological development overcomes a major hurdle to 3D adoption. It ensures a level surgical horizon is maintained at all times, while removing the learning curve traditionally associated with 3D imaging. Dr Brendan Ryan performs bariatric surgery at Westmead Private and recently had the opportunity to use the new Olympus 3D system for gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures. “The increased depth of vision is amazing and makes my surgery more precise. It allows me to undertake my more complex operations with greater surety. I am so excited about this enhanced technology and am constantly impressed by the extra vision I can get,” said Dr Ryan. Westmead Private is committed to providing the best in health care, offering surgical options that achieve the most optimal outcomes for patients. “It is wonderful to be able to offer such cutting edge technology to our patients, which will help us deliver enhanced, faster and more effective care. Further enabling us to become the first choice for patient care in our community,” said CEO Mike Flatley.   Mike Flatley, Chief Executive Officer, Westmead Private Hospital -ENDS-   Images Mike-Flatley_CEO – Landscape.jpg - Mike Flatley, Chief Executive Officer, Westmead Private Hospital Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ca2vf5145h2hiqz/Mike-Flatley_CEO%20-%20Landscape.jpg?dl=0   Dr Brendan Ryan_3D Surgery – Back.jpg - Dr Brendan Ryan (left) performs 3D surgery on the VISERA ELITE II platform Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/smer63gh48amo3p/Dr%20Brendan%20Ryan_3D%20Surgery%20-%20Back.jpg?dl=0   Dr Brendan Ryan_3D Surgery - Back – 2.jpg - Dr Brendan Ryan (left) performs 3D surgery on the VISERA ELITE II platform Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rjvzam8g7lvtxxz/Dr%20Brendan%20Ryan_3D%20Surgery%20-%20Back%20-%202.jpg?dl=0   Dr Brendan Ryan_3D Surgery – Front.jpg - Dr Brendan Ryan (right) aided by a surgical assistant, performs 3D surgery on the VISERA ELITE II platform Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kxgekj2rufjpqew/Dr%20Brendan%20Ryan_3D%20Surgery%20-%20Front.jpg?dl=0   Dr Brendan Ryan_3D Surgery - Front – 2.jpg - Dr Brendan Ryan (right) aided by a surgical assistant, performs 3D surgery on the VISERA ELITE II platform Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rlsflb9o7np0pjk/Dr%20Brendan%20Ryan_3D%20Surgery%20-%20Front%20-%202.jpg?dl=0   About Westmead Private Hospital Westmead Private Hospital opened in October 2000 and is owned and operated by global hospital group, Ramsay Health Care. We cater for a broad range of health care needs from day surgery procedures through to highly complex surgery. The 161 bed private hospital is co-located with Westmead Hospital and Westmead Children’s Hospital and is a teaching hospital of the Western Clinical School of the University of Sydney. Our highly respected surgeons work with our team of skilled nurses and allied health professionals to provide the highest standard of personalised care to all our patients. The team work together to ensure our patient’s needs are met prior to admission, whilst in hospital and following discharge. Our hospital encompasses: - 13 operating theatres - 2 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratories - 16 bed Intensive Care Unit - 6 Birthing Suites - 10 cot Special Care Nursery - 8 bed Paediatric Ward - Day Surgery Unit http://www.westmeadprivate.com.au/ About Olympus Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Its mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making the world happier, safer and healthier through its products and business activities. www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz Southern Highlands Hospital invests in latest medical equipment to improve endoscopy services for patients 2018-04-05T23:26:22Z southern-highlands-hospital-invests-in-latest-medical-equipment-to-improve-endoscopy-services-for-patients   Dr Farzan Bahin pointing out an area of interest during a procedure conducted with Southern Highlands Private Hospital’s new endoscopy equipment    Southern Highlands Private Hospital, located in Bowral NSW, provides an extensive range of onsite medical, surgical, rehabilitation, oncology and palliative care services for the community of the Southern Highlands, and beyond to the regional and rural areas. Patient health, safety and comfort are the hospital's main concerns and Southern Highlands Private Hospital continually monitors and evaluates its performance to ensure compliance with world-class hospital standards. In keeping with the hospital’s enviable reputation for high quality care, Southern Highlands recently upgraded to the latest endoscopy platform from Olympus, ensuring that all patients requiring an endoscopy procedure such as a colonoscopy and gastroscopy, in the local community and beyond, have access to the latest technology.  “Ensuring patients health and wellbeing, safety and comfort is our top priority and we are very excited about continuing to provide endoscopy services, by investing in the latest technology from Olympus, the world leading manufacturer of this type of equipment. The Private Hospital aims to continue to provide accessible services to our local community and beyond, and to achieve this, we offer an innovative 'Open/Rapid Access Service' so endoscopies can be performed in a timely manner by both the Gastroenterologists and Specialist Surgeons," said Jenny Harper, CEO, Southern Highlands Hospital.   The clinical team at Southern Highlands Private Hospital flanked by the newly installed endoscopy equipment (left hand side)   The new fleet of endoscopes have the latest imaging technology that allow for superior magnification and accurate detection of polyps and pre-malignant lesions in the gastrointestinal tract. They are particularly useful to differentiate different polyp types and tell benign polyps apart from malignant ones. This technology results in greater confidence to provide appropriate therapy for such lesions. According to Dr Farzan Bahin, a Gastroenterologist who provides Endoscopy Services at the Private Hospital, “The newer scopes have improved handling capabilities which allow for a smoother navigation of the instrument and thus a decreased requirement for deep sedation during the procedure. This enhances the overall experience for patients having their procedures at Southern Highlands Private Hospital. The overall outcome for patients and the community are very likely to be improved through the introduction of the latest generation of endoscopes."   Dr Farzan Bahin conducting a procedure utilising Southern Highlands Private Hospital’s new endoscopy equipment   Southern Highlands Hospital strives to improve patient outcomes and volume capability for the residents of Bowral and neighbouring communities - delivering high quality care close to home. - ENDS - Images: Dr Bahin pointing out an area of interest.jpg - Dr Farzan Bahin pointing out an area of interest during a procedure conducted with Southern Highlands Private Hospital’s new endoscopy equipment Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0zhcnocvulqunwo/Dr%20Bahin%20pointing%20out%20an%20area%20of%20interest.jpg?dl=0 Dr Bahin pointing out an area of interest - 2.jpg Dr Farzan Bahin pointing out an area of interest during a procedure conducted with Southern Highlands Private Hospital’s new endoscopy equipment Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f6b4vrr01aak4r8/Dr%20Bahin%20pointing%20out%20an%20area%20of%20interest%20-%202.jpg?dl=0 Dr Bahin with the new equipment.jpg - Dr Farzan Bahin pictured with Southern Highlands Private Hospital’s new endoscopy equipment Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4tko3zhyxwrbzy8/Dr%20Bahin%20with%20the%20new%20equipment.jpg?dl=0 The clinical team at Southern Highlands Private Hospital.jpg - The clinical team at Southern Highlands Private Hospital flanked by the newly installed endoscopy equipment (left hand side) Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f50747pagguq2y4/The%20clinical%20team%20at%20Southern%20Highlands%20Private%20Hospital.jpg?dl=0 Dr Bahin utilising the new equipment - Side shot.jpg - Dr Farzan Bahin conducting a procedure utilising Southern Highlands Private Hospital’s new endoscopy equipment Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3cy9m0szst87vet/Dr%20Bahin%20utilising%20the%20new%20equipment%20-%20Side%20shot.jpg?dl=0 Dr Bahin utilising the new equipment - Front shot.jpg - Dr Farzan Bahin conducting a procedure utilising Southern Highlands Private Hospital’s new endoscopy equipment Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3d4sb6ar0ko8w4c/Dr%20Bahin%20utilising%20the%20new%20equipment%20-%20Front%20shot.jpg?dl=0 Dr Bahin utilising the new equipment - Front shot - 2.jpg - Dr Farzan Bahin conducting a procedure utilising Southern Highlands Private Hospital’s new endoscopy equipment Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fq6k3zmhgebyvgk/Dr%20Bahin%20utilising%20the%20new%20equipment%20-%20Front%20shot-2.jpg?dl=0 Dr Bahin utilising the new equipment - Front shot - 3 .jpg - Dr Farzan Bahin conducting a procedure utilising Southern Highlands Private Hospital’s new endoscopy equipment Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kiw2e5cl6p09l9l/Dr%20Bahin%20utilising%20the%20new%20equipment%20-%20Front%20shot%20-%203.jpg?dl=0 About Southern Highlands Private Hospital Southern Highlands Private Hospital is an acute medical and surgical hospital, owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care. A 73-bed private hospital co-located with Bowral and District Hospital, Southern Highlands Private Hospital provides an extensive range of onsite medical, surgical, rehabilitation, oncology and palliative care services for the community of the Southern Highlands and beyond to the regional and rural areas. The Hospital has 4 operating theatres, a gastroenterology procedure room, a day surgery unit, 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage recovery, a 4-bed high dependency unit, hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, along with ward accommodation for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and palliative patients in a combination of private and shared rooms. The Hospital prides itself on the expertise of our doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support staff who are part of Southern Highlands Private Hospital, and the high quality of our services. Patient health, safety and comfort are the Hospital's main concerns and Southern Highlands Private Hospital continually monitors and evaluates its performance to ensure our compliance with world-class hospital standards. http://www.southernhighlandsprivate.com.au/ About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Its mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making the world happier, safer and healthier through its products and business activities. www.olympusaustralia.com.au  www.olympus.co.nz Librestream and Olympus bring remote NDT/RVI experts into the field virtually 2018-03-15T23:47:42Z librestream-and-olympus-bring-remote-ndt-rvi-experts-into-the-field-virtually Olympus Australia and New Zealand (Olympus) and Librestream Technologies Inc., a leader in remote expert systems for enterprise, are pleased to announce that Olympus is now offering Librestream’s Onsight platform to provide additional functionality to their product portfolio. Onsight allows customers to share live visuals with remote experts for rapid decision making in the field   Using Onsight, Olympus customers in industries including aerospace, manufacturing and oil & gas, can share live visuals from remote visual inspections (RVI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) instruments with remote experts for rapid decision making in the field. “Onsight connects our customers in a way that truly transcends the remoteness we are accustomed to in Australia and Oceania. The ability to instantly share live visuals gives global collaborators a true presence, virtually taking them inside the inspection equipment,” said Brendan Slaven, RVI Product & VM Manager for Maintenance at Olympus. “Librestream complements our technology perfectly with their vast experience in remote collaboration. Onsight brings the experts to you, when you need them, minus the requirement to travel,” Slaven continued. The Librestream solution includes Onsight Connect collaboration software and the Onsight 400R Collaboration Hub device to connect to Olympus videoscopes, ultrasound and other test instruments. Olympus can also provide options to connect a variety of popular virtual reality headsets in order to share visuals in live 3D. “Olympus is an innovator in the global scientific and imaging marketplace, and we are pleased to be working with them on a valuable IoT solution,” said Kerry Thacher, President & CEO, Librestream. He added, ‘The Onsight platform complements the Olympus product capabilities by enabling remote collaboration across the Olympus RVI and NDT portfolio.’ -ENDS- Images: OlympusLibrestream Press Photo.jpg - Onsight allows customers to share live visuals with remote experts for rapid decision making in the field Images available for download: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ihjmry6vwk1okgp/AACGIXglR4PkKQ_BrPqLdqYNa?dl=0   About Olympus Australia & New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high quality analytical, optical and precision engineering products, for geochemical, scientific and industrial applications. The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, remote visual inspection, ultrasonic testing and microscopy.  www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz About Librestream Librestream Technologies Inc. is the leader in developing innovative mobile video collaboration solutions for NDT, field service, manufacturing, energy and public sector industries. Deployed globally, the Onsight collaboration platform brings the eyes and ears of experts into the field virtually to immediately resolve issues and inspect assets. To learn more about Librestream, visit http://www.librestream.com/ To learn more about Librestream’s NDT/RVI remote inspection solutions, visit: http://www.librestream.com/products/onsight-collaboration-hub. Olympus launches 3D Laser Measuring Microscope with 4K Scanning providing fast and intuitive surface metrology 2017-11-23T01:22:50Z olympus-launches-3d-laser-measuring-microscope-with-4k-scanning-providing-fast-and-intuitive-surface-metrology The LEXT OLS5000 3D Laser Measuring Microscope and workstation monitor   The OLS5000 microscope can be used in research and development and quality inspection in a variety of applications including; semiconductors, electronic components, automotive, medical devices, new material development, nanofabrication, advanced manufacturing and various additional engineering applications. “The new OLS5000 3D Laser Measuring Microscope delivers high resolution imaging and highly accurate measurement at speeds four times faster than the previous model. Samples that were previously difficult to measure can now be imaged thanks to our expanded range of LEXT dedicated lenses and new range of OLS5000 frames,” said Clare Kelly, Product Manager, Olympus. Australia and New Zealand are leveraging the rapid expansion of nanotechnology, new material development and advanced manufacturing technologies. Accurately measuring the surface features of product components is an increasingly important part of quality management. To meet this increasing demand, Olympus developed the OLS5000 measuring laser microscope to perform accurate three-dimensional measurement of the surface shape of a wide variety of samples using a technique that is non-contact and non-destructive. Succeeding the well-established OLS4100 microscope, the OLS5000 offers significantly improved measurement performance. The microscope scans laser light over the surface of a sample to provide enlarged images of micro-scale features and to perform highly accurate measurements of surface area roughness, steps, and other features.   The LEXT OLS5000 3D Laser Measuring Microscope up close measuring a sample   The OLS5000 features new 4K scanning technology and enhanced optics designed to enable the detection of near-perpendicular features and small steps at close to the nanometer scale. The microscope comes with intuitive software designed for usability with features including the ability to automate settings that previously had to be specified by the operator. “The new software functionality ensures that measurement variability between different users is significantly decreased while maintaining our high level of measurement accuracy and repeatability,” Clare explained. In addition, large samples or samples with an uneven surface can be measured without preparation, using an expansion frame that can accommodate samples up to 210mm tall and a long working objective lens designed specifically for the OLS5000 microscope. This provides support for sophisticated user requirements from performing observations through data acquisition, analysis and reporting. Summary of main features: Enhanced measurement reliability thanks to 4K scanning technology and optics designed specifically for the OLS5000 microscope Data acquisition that is four times faster than the previous model and intuitive software OLS5000 extended frame accommodates samples up to 210mm tall and concavities up to 25mm deep using an expansion frame and long working distance objective lens To learn more about the OLS5000 4K laser confocal microscope, visit http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/metrology/ols5000/.  For further details please contact: Clare Kelly, Product Manager Olympus Australia & New Zealand Email: clare.kelly@olympus.com.au www.olympus-lifescience.com   -ENDS-   Images: OLS5000_plus_H_monitor.jpg -The LEXT OLS5000 3D laser measuring microscope and workstation monitor. OLS5000_up_close.jpg - The LEXT OLS5000 3D laser measuring microscope up close measuring a sample. Images available for download: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qtxj2l2bbj97m82/AAAro6ZZw1DJWL785EuR58Fba?dl=0 About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Its mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making the world happier, safer and healthier through its products and business activities. www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz Company contact: Oliver Clarke, Communications Manager Olympus Australia & New Zealand Telephone: +61 (03) 9271 5508 E-Mail: oliver.clarke@olympus.com.au Media contact: Christine Filippis Teraze Communications Telephone: +61 (03) 8391 0701 E-Mail: christine@teraze.com.au   St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital installs Australia’s first Olympus 4K ENT Surgical System 2017-11-14T23:05:14Z st-andrew-s-toowoomba-hospital-installs-australia-s-first-olympus-4k-ent-surgical-system St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital has become the first hospital in Australia to install the latest Olympus 4K ENT Surgical System that provides the highest quality images available for laparoscopic surgery. The system is also the first Olympus 4K surgical system sold in Queensland.   Dr David Morrissey, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at St Andrew’s Toowoomba performing a procedure on the Olympus 4K system   The new surgical system delivers four times the detail of current high-definition imaging systems, providing surgeons with the image quality needed to operate more precisely and safely. In addition, the colour reproduction is remarkable allowing greater accuracy, speed and precision.Laparoscopic or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique that is used to examine or operate on a patient through small incisions in the body. A thin, lighted tube with a camera on the end is used to examine the internal organs or structures. Laparoscopic surgery has many benefits including fewer side effects and risks, along with a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery. Dr David Morrisey, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at St Andrew’s Toowoomba, was one of the first surgeons to use the new 4K equipment. “The Olympus 4K system has provided vastly improved patient safety for people undergoing sinus and nasal surgery as it allows surgeons like myself, much better visualisation. This enables more complete, safer and efficient surgery for those with nasal and sinus problems and greatly enhances their care,” said Dr Morrisey.   Dr David Morrissey, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at St Andrew’s Toowoomba performing a procedure on the Olympus 4K system   The new equipment has also been beneficial for the St Andrew’s Hospital Gynaecology surgical team. Local Toowoomba Gynaecologist, Dr Brendan Miller explains how the new equipment has helped with gynaecological surgical techniques. “The Olympus 4K laparoscopic system gives improved vision which is vital for laparoscopic surgery. The enhanced resolution enables smaller ports to be used without compromising vision. Subtle endometriosis can be detected and resected leading to improved outcomes for infertility surgery. Finer visual detail helps in using smaller sutures for laparoscopic suturing,” said Dr Miller. Olympus has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital having previously delivered equipment and training services to help the Hospital invest in the latest technologies over the years. St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital sets the benchmark for regional hospitals, with its progressive technology focus and rapid expansion over the past 10 years to service the increasing demand from the region. The Hospital recently became the first hospital in the Southern Hemisphere to open a purpose-built, state-of-the-art ENDOALPHA ‘blue glass’ theatre featuring Olympus 3D technology. The laparoscopic theatre allows surgeons to undertake precision keyhole surgery. St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital prides themselves on “leading the way” in healthcare. “The introduction of new surgical equipment that improves safety and accuracy is of high priority to St Andrew’s Hospital. We have made significant investment in our surgical technology and facilities over recent years to ensure that patients in the region receive the very latest surgical treatment available,” said Mr Fairweather, Chief Executive Officer, St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital.   Ray Fairweather, Chief Executive Officer, St. Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital   “This significant milestone positions St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital at the forefront of medical advancements,” said Mr Fairweather. -ENDS-   About St Andrews ToowoombaSt Andrew's Toowoomba Hospital is a 137-bed, acute care private hospital situated on the north-western side of Toowoomba. Established in 1966, the Hospital is a not-for-profit private hospital and a registered charity. All profits made by the Hospital are reinvested back into the Hospital to provide expansion of buildings, additional services, new equipment and staff training. www.sath.org.au About Olympus Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Its mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making the world happier, safer and healthier through its products and business activities. www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz Images: Ray Fairweather – CEO.jpg - Ray Fairweather, Chief Executive Officer, St. Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital Dr David Morrissey performing procedure - Back shot.jpg - Dr David Morrissey, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at St Andrew’s Toowoomba performing a procedure on the Olympus 4K system Dr David Morrissey performing procedure - Front shot.jpg - Dr David Morrissey, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at St Andrew’s Toowoomba performing a procedure on the Olympus 4K system Dr David Morrissey pre procedure.jpg - Dr David Morrissey, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at St Andrew’s Toowoomba and Olympus Sales Specialist Mitch Kealey prior to a procedure commencing Dr David Morrissey set up.jpg - Dr David Morrissey, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at St Andrew’s Toowoomba setting up the Olympus 4K system in preparation to conduct a procedure Images available for download: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d4zxoudue8j3yu3/AACJePmozWj9M2VmXt6M0Hdsa?dl=0 Olympus opens new industrial calibration centre in Perth 2017-07-18T02:23:44Z olympus-opens-new-industrial-calibration-centre-in-perth "The key focus of the centre is to service the local WA market by reducing the time involved in calibrating equipment. The turnaround times can be quite tight but by saving the transit time and associated costs involved with sending equipment to the Melbourne facility, we can better serve the local market," said Colm Kinsella​, senior sales specialist, Olympus. Assisting customers in a broad range of industries, including mining, infrastructure, oil and gas, aviation and defence, the calibration centre in Perth delivers increased capacity and helps to reduce turnaround times.   Olympus manufactures and distributes product solutions for remote visual inspection (RVI) and non-destructive testing (NDT). The company's leading testing technologies include RVI, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, optical metrology, eddy current, eddy current array, portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and diffraction (XRD).       An Olympus Technician​ with the Epoch 650 Ultrasonic Flaw Detector   While calibration is required for most testing equipment, it can be disruptive to operations. Consequently, Olympus has made substantial investments in their processes to reduce turnaround times.   "We're investing in infrastructure and staff to support the local market and help our customers get the most out of their Olympus assets," explained Kinsella.   Olympus instruments combine ground-breaking technologies with advanced features for applications ranging from weld inspection to detecting hidden cracks, voids, porosity, and other internal irregularities in metals, composites, plastics and ceramics.   Correct calibration contributes to the quality of products and adds to the safety of infrastructure and facilities.​​ -ENDS-  About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Its mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making the world happier, safer and healthier through its products and business activities. www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz Olympus Australia Consumer Division General Manager Departure 2017-07-14T04:59:09Z olympus-australia-consumer-division-general-manager-departure Olympus Australia Pty Ltd (Olympus) announces the departure of Joe Tizzone after 13 years of service to the organisation. Joe is departing as the General Manager of the Consumer Division, having successfully managed the business through significant market changes of recent years and an integration of the consumer business into the broader Olympus organisation. Since beginning his career with Olympus in 2004, Joe has witnessed a tremendous amount of change in the consumer electronics market, and leaves the company in an exceptionally strong position as one of Australia’s leading providers of mirrorless, interchangeable-lens digital cameras and high-end digital audio recorders.  “I am proud to have worked for such an innovative company with a rich history of incredible products for consumers and professionals alike. I also feel fortunate to have worked with some truly talented people within the organisation and across the industry.”   “I am confident that I am leaving the business in a strong position for continued success, so I see this as a perfect time to move onto my next challenge,” said Tizzone. According to James Bowe, Managing Director of Olympus, “Joe has been able to achieve outstanding results during his career at Olympus and, whilst we are disappointed by his departure, it makes me proud of our ability to develop business leaders of Joe’s calibre and I certainly wish him all the best in his new endeavours”. Jason Borg has been announced as the Consumer Division Manager of Olympus effective from 1st August, 2017.  Jason comes into the position with an intimate knowledge of the business, having been with Olympus for over 12 years, and will take over the reins at a time of robust performance by the consumer division. Following the recent merger of Olympus Imaging Australia Pty Ltd into Olympus Australia Pty Ltd, the combined entity now boasts revenues of over $220 million, employs over 400 people across Australia and New Zealand – making it an ASX300 equivalent company – and services multiple B2C and B2B markets with its precision instruments. -ENDS-  About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications.  Its mission is to have a profound and positive impact on society by making the world happier, safer and healthier through its products and business activities. www.olympus.com.au www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz Olympus New Zealand selected as a finalist for James & Wells 2017 MTANZ Innovation Awards 2017-07-10T23:38:25Z olympus-new-zealand-selected-as-a-finalist-for-james-amp-wells-2017-mtanz-innovation-awards Erin Currie, Olympus New Zealand Business Manager, receives the finalist award at the 2017 James & Wells MTANZ Innovation Awards  Olympus New Zealand is proud to have been recognised as a finalist at this year’s James & Wells Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ)​ Innovation Awards for the ShockPulse-SE Lithrotripsy System. The ShockPulse-SE, introduced to the New Zealand market in 2016, is the world’s only Dual Action Lithotripsy System with surgeon control and continues to be at the leading edge of technology. The MTANZ recognises innovative industry excellence via it’s prestigious and annually held MTANZ Innovation Award. Erin Currie, New Zealand Business Manager was delighted with the recognition. “At Olympus we are focused on improving people’s lives, every day, via innovation. As a precision technology leader, we design and deliver innovative solutions in our core business areas.” “Given this philosophy, we feel genuinely honoured to see the ShockPulse-SE recognised by the MTANZ, it’s truly an example of Olympus product innovation targeted at improving the lives of both its clinical userbase and more importantly, the everyday lives of patients that are treated with the device.” The MTANZ is the only industry body representing medical technology manufacturers, importers, exporters and distributors of medical devices in New Zealand. The James & Wells 2017 MTANZ Innovation Awards presentation ceremony was held on June 19th, 2017.​ -ENDS- Video Content: Video 1: ShockPulse-SE Dual Action Lithotripsy System product overview video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX4V5kshyE4 About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Olympus offers a range of medical imaging systems across all medical specialties that utilise minimally invasive techniques, including the latest 4K and 3D surgical imaging platforms, providing unparalleled confidence and vision without compromise.   The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, eddy current array, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and optical metrology. www.olympus.co.nz www.olympusaustralia.com.au New head office for Olympus NZ sees expanded National Service Centre and launch of Olympus LIVE Auckland 2017-06-16T00:49:16Z new-head-office-for-olympus-nz-sees-expanded-national-service-centre-and-launch-of-olympus-live-auckland   Render of the new Olympus New Zealand Head Office that features Olympus LIVE Auckland and an expanded National Service Centre   Located at 28 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland NZ 0632, the facility has been designed from the ground up with our customers in mind. The move will see the award-winning Olympus LIVE concept introduced to the New Zealand market for the first time and will also facilitate an expanded National Service Centre offering. Aiming to simulate different customer settings to provide hands-on education, Olympus LIVE Auckland will be equipped with an endoscope cleaning room, a medical suite for gastrointestinal and surgical specialities, a scientific laboratory for our life science and industrial businesses and a consumer showroom incorporating our latest digital cameras, audio technologies and range of binoculars.   Integrated Endoscopy Suite at Olympus LIVE Melbourne   Olympus LIVE Auckland will create unique and unparalleled learning environments for healthcare professionals, scientists, maintenance engineers, and consumers alike. The concept provides customers with access to Olympus’ latest technologies and best-in-class education as a total solution. The new facility will also incorporate an expanded National Service Centre allowing Olympus New Zealand to deal with a larger repair capacity and to subsequently service New Zealand customers with improved turnaround times. In addition, the National Service Centre has been designed to provide walk-through visibility to both customers and visitors who’ll be able to directly observe how products are serviced and repaired. Olympus Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, James Bowe, expressed his delight at the new office, which will allow Olympus New Zealand to provide better facilities for staff and an enhanced customer experience. “We’ve experienced substantial growth in New Zealand over the last 20 years and it’s a particularly proud moment to be able to offer our New Zealand staff and customers such an amazing facility.” “Launching Olympus LIVE Auckland and an expanded National Service Centre allows Olympus to significantly enhance our customer experience offering in the New Zealand landscape, providing facilities that will enable hands-on education for our customers whilst substantially improving our capacity to service and turn around repairs locally.”   An Olympus Repair Technician in the National Service Centre Melbourne conducting fine repair work   Erin Currie, Olympus New Zealand Business Manager shared similar views, excited with the enhanced customer experience opportunities the new facility would provide. “From small beginnings approximately 20 years ago, it’s been amazing to be part of the Olympus New Zealand growth story, which now positions Olympus to offer customers and staff alike a brilliant facility to complement their work.” “In particular, our commitment to enhance our customer experience via the education offerings that Olympus LIVE Auckland will present, whilst improving our repair capacity to directly influence our day-to-day support levels for our customers and their businesses, showcases Olympus’ strong commitment to the New Zealand market.” “We’re also working hard to bring our Professional Education brand, Olympus Academy, to the New Zealand market in the near future. Olympus Academy will introduce formal workshops on topics such as equipment reprocessing, electrosurgical principles and procedural knowledge in areas such as ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound and much more. We will also be able to host many of these workshops in our new facility,” said Ms Currie. Olympus New Zealand completed its new office relocation in early June.  -ENDS- Images: Image 1 : Render of new Olympus New Zealand Head Office Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/076hib1uoxvzfiu/Olympus%20New%20Zealand%20Head%20Office.png?dl=0 Image 2 : Integrated Endoscopy Suite at Olympus LIVE Melbourne Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/i984k4m0m0lg9ci/Olympus%20LIVE%20Melbourne%20Endoscopy%20Suite.png?dl=0 Image 3 : An Olympus staff member fine tunes the new Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition System in the Surgical OR at Olympus LIVE Melbourne Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q2yl9te3bvf11ig/Olympus%20LIVE%20Melbourne%20Surgical%20OR.png?dl=0 Image 4 : A pathology student studies a sample at an education workshop in a Training Room at Olympus LIVE Melbourne Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wof6ieh7jkqlikg/Pathology%20Student%20in%20Olympus%20LIVE%20Melbourne.png?dl=0 Image 5 : An Olympus Repair Technician in the National Service Centre Melbourne conducting fine repair work on a flexible endoscope Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q7figwxgpf4j9kr/Olympus%20NSC%20Melbourne.%20Fine%20work%20repair.jpg?dl=0 Image 6 : An Olympus Repair Technician in the National Service Centre Melbourne conducting fine repair work Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gr4lz99xyhxf7nq/Olympus%20NSC%20Melbourne.%20Fine%20work%20repair_2.jpg?dl=0 Image 7 An Olympus Specialist Technician in the National Service Centre Melbourne utilises a drill to remove protective casing Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/con0clwpmpze3pt/Olympus%20NSC%20Melbourne.%20Drill%20usage.PNG.JPG?dl=0 About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Olympus offers a range of medical imaging systems across all medical specialties that utilise minimally invasive techniques, including the latest 4K and 3D surgical imaging platforms, providing unparalleled confidence and vision without compromise.   The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, eddy current array, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and optical metrology. www.olympus.co.nz www.olympusaustralia.com.au   MercyAscot the first New Zealand hospital to install Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition platform 2017-06-09T01:45:41Z mercyascot-the-first-new-zealand-hospital-to-install-olympus-4k-ultra-high-definition-platform   The hospital’s heritage goes back over 100 years when Mercy Hospital started to provide healthcare services to the people of Auckland. MercyAscot is now one of New Zealand’s largest private surgical facilities with 22 operating theatres, an intensive care unit and coronary care facilities. The MercyAscot clinical team will benefit from four times the detail of current high-definition imaging systems, providing them with the image quality needed to operate with confidence in all situations. According to Professor John Windsor, General & Laparoscopic surgeon at MercyAscot, “The Olympus 4K system is the best I have used in over 25 years of advanced laparoscopic surgery. A head to head comparison with the best systems on the market resulted in the purchase of the Olympus 4K system, because depth perception is not as important as edge precision and clarity. For fine dissection and accurate suturing I have never felt more confident than with this latest system.”     Olympus 4K is the only system available with a native 4K sensor, offering a complete end-to-end imaging chain that is completely optimised for true 4K surgical viewing. This gives MercyAscot’s surgeons a unique experience that is closest to the sensitivity and acuity of natural eyesight. “From a surgical and imaging perspective, Olympus 4K has provided me with the four “C” qualities that I need; rich Colours, Clarity, high Contrast & Cutting-edge technology” said Dr. Nagham Al-Mozany, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at MercyAscot.     MercyAscot is committed to invest in highly skilled staff and cutting-edge technology. Investing in technologies such as the Olympus 4K surgery platform helps the hospital meet this commitment and gives surgeons the natural immersion needed to consistently dissect and suture with precision. “The Olympus 4K platform is by far the best 2D imaging system that I have seen to date. The image has clearly defined borders and colour. This, I believe makes tissue differentiation, and possibly even depth perception so much easier for our specialists. This is the future of 2D laparoscopic work,” said Michael Eris V. Elizalde, Charge Nurse, MercyAscot. The new system commenced clinical use at MercyAscot Auckland in December 2016 after an extensive installation and training period that commenced in November 2016. The transition has been seamless with ongoing training and support provided by Olympus. “We supported the surgical team at MercyAscot to ensure there was a smooth transition across to the new systems. Our Surgical Imaging Sales Specialist, Carolyn Tongue, worked alongside nurses, surgeons, CSSD and biomedical staff, providing case support and education. We continue to work alongside MercyAscot to provide a first class experience with the Olympus 4K system,” said Kath Rawson, Olympus Medical Regional Sales Manager. -ENDS- Images:   Image 1: The Olympus 4K UHD surgical platform delivers images in true 4K clarity Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iamkwa7onq463qk/Olympus_4K_3.jpg?dl=0   Image 2: The Olympus 4K UHD surgical platform camera control unit (top) and light source (bottom) Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xpibuokm7u04wqm/Olympus_4K_2.jpg?dl=0   Image 3: The Olympus 4K UHD platform provides four times the detail of current HD imaging systems Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y2s4cfhxjo5tg6a/Olympus%204K%20v%20HD%20Comparison.png?dl=0   Logos: Variations of the MercyAscot Hospital logo Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kkt9mg6bzef6l9/MercyAscot%20Logo_1.jpg?dl=0 Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5znvfvwueoo2ayo/MercyAscot%20Logo_2.jpg?dl=0 Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uygyo9xfyaietjo/MercyAscot%20Logo_3.jpg?dl=0   About MercyAscot New Zealand MercyAscot's heritage goes back over 100 years to when Mercy Hospital started to provide healthcare services to the people of Auckland. While we have grown in size over the years, our commitment to the quality of that care continues to grow and is the cornerstone of our offering to our patients. Every day across all three of our sites more than 600 dedicated staff provide patients with unparalleled personalised service. While every year, together with committed specialists of the highest calibre, we treat many thousands of patients, each patient is treated as an individual. www.mercyascot.co.nz About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Olympus offers a range of medical imaging systems across all medical specialties that utilise minimally invasive techniques, including the latest 4K and 3D surgical imaging platforms, providing unparalleled confidence and vision without compromise.   The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, eddy current array, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and optical metrology. www.olympus.co.nz www.olympusaustralia.com.au Olympus Australia launches new website to help emphysema sufferers 2017-06-06T06:38:18Z olympus-australia-launches-new-website-to-help-emphysema-sufferers   Breatheagain.com.au is designed to provide emphysema patients and their support network with comprehensive information about the disease, the latest on novel treatment options available in Australia, and to help them connect with respiratory physicians specialising in this field. According to Professor Hubertus Jersmann, a leading Respiratory Physician at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, “Optimal management of emphysema requires a diagnosis, the earlier the better. This website is a great resource for patients, relatives and doctors alike and helps navigate an increasingly complex and potentially confusing space.” Emphysema, a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), severely affects quality of life, capacity to exercise and sleep patterns. It is often associated with other health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and depression. Not only does COPD have a negative effect on patients’ quality of life and productivity, but it also has a wider impact on Australian society. According to Lung Foundation Australia, “the direct cost [of COPD] to the Australian health care system is estimated to be $900 million with hospital use contributing the largest share of health spending ($473 million).” Natasha Botvinik, Olympus Australia’s Respiratory Product Manager, says it is important for the company to deliver an educational resource for emphysema sufferers: “As a global leader in respiratory endoscopy, Olympus has a responsibility to provide the Australian public access to the latest information on endoscopic treatment alternatives for COPD, in addition to the more traditional pharmacological options.” With the launch of breatheagain.com.au, Olympus Australia in collaboration with leading Australian Interventional Pulmonologists, aims to contribute to the wellbeing of Australian society by fostering better education about emphysema. Dr Tajalli Saghaie, an Interventional Pulmonologist from Macquarie University Hospital, believes the website is a positive step towards helping emphysema patients to better cope with their disease in the long-term: “When dealing with a chronic progressive debilitating disease like emphysema, every little attempt to better understand and manage this condition matters; just as every single breath matters for a breathless patient.” For more information, visit www.breatheagain.com.au or contact Olympus Australia. -ENDS- About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Olympus offers a range of medical imaging systems across all medical specialties that utilise minimally invasive techniques, including the latest 4K and 3D surgical imaging platforms, providing unparalleled confidence and vision without compromise.   The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, eddy current array, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction and optical metrology. www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz Award-winning Olympus LIVE expands to Auckland and Sydney 2017-05-30T00:47:06Z award-winning-olympus-live-expands-to-auckland-and-sydney Render of the new Olympus New Zealand Head Office that will feature Olympus LIVE Auckland   Olympus LIVE emulates different real-world settings, such as a surgical operating theatre and microscopy laboratory, creating unique and unparalleled learning environments for healthcare professionals, scientists, maintenance engineers, and consumers alike. The concept provides customers with access to Olympus’ latest technologies and best-in-class education as a total solution. Olympus LIVE Auckland will open in June and feature a fully-functional Medical Suite, Endoscope Cleaning Room, Microscopy and Industrial Laboratory and a Digital Camera Display Booth. Olympus LIVE Sydney is scheduled to launch later this year with the centre design still being finalised.   An Olympus staff member fine tunes the new Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition System in the Surgical OR at Olympus LIVE Melbourne   Managing Director James Bowe expressed his delight at the expansion, following on from the success of Olympus LIVE Melbourne. “In 2014, Olympus LIVE Melbourne was the first centre to open and has proved a catalyst for change in the way we build relationships and provide a value-add for our customers. “Since then, over 2000 customers have experienced Olympus LIVE, which, as an example could include supporting the formation of a new medical society, providing training to nurses gaining industry-accredited professional development points or university students receiving free hands-on education relevant to their specialty. “We are proud to bring these and many other opportunities to benefit an even broader range of Olympus customers,” said Mr Bowe.          A pathology student studies a sample at an education workshop in a Training Room at Olympus LIVE Melbourne   Erin Currie, Olympus New Zealand Business Manager said Olympus LIVE Auckland would provide a new and innovative construct to enhance the Olympus customer experience for the New Zealand market.  “With equipment purchasing decisions increasingly falling to senior hospital staff, there is growing importance for our customers to fully comprehend their investment decision and build long-term, trustworthy partnerships with suppliers. “Olympus LIVE is unique in allowing our customers to experience the technology in its real working-environment whilst simultaneously empowering discussion of the product’s clinical and economic benefits,” said Ms Currie. She added that Olympus New Zealand is also committed to an increased customer education program throughout 2017 and 2018, which could not be achieved without the new centre. The official opening dates for Olympus LIVE Auckland and Olympus LIVE Sydney will be communicated on the company’s corporate website and LinkedIn channel once these dates are confirmed.  To view a video of the Olympus LIVE Melbourne centre, please visit here: https://o-lymp.us/LIVE-video  -ENDS- About Olympus Australia and New Zealand Olympus is a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality optical, electronic and precision engineering products, for scientific, medical, industrial and consumer applications. Olympus offers a range of medical imaging systems across all surgical specialities, including the latest high-definition imaging platform, providing unparalleled image quality.   The Olympus industrial leading edge testing technologies include remote visual inspection, microscopy, ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, eddy current array, X-ray fluorescence and diffraction, high speed video, and optical metrology. www.olympusaustralia.com.au www.olympus.co.nz   About Olympus LIVE   Olympus LIVE reflects its acronymous title to: Learn, Inspire, Visualise and Experience.   It is an award-winning* facility designed to provide customers with the ability to learn about Olympus products and services in an environment specifically designed for this purpose. Our aim is to deliver our customers with access to the latest Olympus solutions and technology via interactive showrooms and tailored education, whilst sharing our knowledge to improve the lives of wider society.   *Olympus LIVE Melbourne is winner of 2016 ABA100 Business Innovation Award and winner of Customer Service Institute of Australia 2015 Project of the Year Award. www.olympusaustralia.com.au/olympuslive Olympus LIVE Images   Image 1 : Render of new Olympus New Zealand Head Office that will feature Olympus LIVE Auckland Dropbox Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k3qhmnjqqdvb7l3/Olympus%20New%20Zealand%20Head%20Office.png?dl=0 Image 2 : Integrated Endoscopy Suite at Olympus LIVE Melbourne     Dropbox Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/odohz8n3487mgi3/Olympus%20LIVE%20Melbourne%20Endoscopy%20Suite.png?dl=0   Image 3 : An Olympus staff member fine tunes the new Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition System in the Surgical OR at Olympus LIVE Melbourne Dropbox Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pe6u6lhuwuu5jpm/Olympus%20LIVE%20Melbourne%20Surgical%20OR.png?dl=0   Image 4 : A pathology student studies a sample at an education workshop in a Training Room at Olympus LIVE Melbourne Dropbox Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f1nkafc0yft9zc9/Pathology%20Student%20in%20Olympus%20LIVE%20Melbourne.png?dl=0