Olympus opens global R&D center for life science research

April 1, 2008
April 1, 2008, Munich, Germany--Olympus recently opened a new global Research and Development Centre for Life Science that will focus on taking in vitro diagnostics, laboratory automation, molecular biology, digital image processing, and microscopy applications to the next level.

April 1, 2008, Munich, Germany--Olympus recently opened a new global Research and Development Centre for Life Science that will focus on taking in vitro diagnostics, laboratory automation, molecular biology, digital image processing, and microscopy applications to the next level.

The company plans to invest around €15m in the project, and by 2009 it is expected that 450 people will be employed there.

"We are bringing together a highly qualified team from different fields of specialization under one roof and are thus creating an interdisciplinary work environment from which all departments will benefit," said Helmut Köhler, Executive Managing Director of both Olympus Life Science Europa GmbH and Olympus Life Science Research Europa GmbH. "At the same time we will be in a position to fulfill our customers' requirements in the future by offering exceptionally reliable products and services. Olympus sees itself as a driving force for tomorrow's medicine and clinics. Our objective, in addition to early detection, is individualized disease prevention, analysis, and prevention along with follow-up treatment."

For years Olympus has been very successful in the European life sciences sector. Over the past four years, growth rates have been averaging 15.8% in microscopy and 10.4% in diagnostics, placing Olympus as one of the leading companies in both the microscopy and clinical chemistry markets.

"The life sciences sector at Olympus has experienced continuous growth in recent years and is strategically important to us," said Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, president of the Olympus Corporation. "With our new global Research and Development Centre in Munich we have created the foundation for future sustained grown in this business segment."

For more information, go to Olympus.

Sponsored Recommendations

Case Study: Medical Tube Laser Processing

March 28, 2024
To enhance their cardiovascular stent’s precision, optimize throughput and elevate part quality, a renowned manufacturer of medical products embarked on a mission to fabricate...

Melles Griot® XPLAN™ CCG Lens Series

March 19, 2024
IDEX Health & Science sets a new standard with our Melles Griot® XPLAN™ CCG Lens Series fluorescence microscope imaging systems. Access superior-quality optics with off-the-shelf...

Spatial Biology

March 19, 2024
Spatial Biology refers to the field that integrates spatial information into biological research, allowing for the study of biological systems in their native spatial context....

Fluorescent Protein Optical Imaging Considerations

March 19, 2024
What factors should you consider when your incorporate fluorescent proteins in an optical imaging application? Learn more.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!