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19 July, 2021

Olympus and Grundium Partner to Make Digital Pathology More Accessible

Collaboration creates a cost-effective telepathology solution for medical professionals

WALTHAM, Mass., July 19, 2021—Olympus and Grundium Ltd. are collaborating to combine their expertise in microscopy optics and digital imaging to benefit pathology. Grundium has incorporated Olympus’ high-performance X Line™ objectives into its Ocus® portable single slide scanners to enable convenient creation and sharing of high-quality digital slides. The combined solution brings flexibility and reliability to pathologists’ remote consultations. In addition, as part of the partnership, Olympus now offers the Ocus product line with integrated X Line objectives across Europe and North America.

Increasing Need for Remote Collaboration Tools

Consultation and collaboration with colleagues have always been important aspects of pathology. Now, with telework on the rise, pathologists require agile solutions enabling them to share their slides, without concerns about image quality or cumbersome methods.

Truly Portable and Collaborative Telepathology

With the addition of Grundium’ Ocus single slide scanners, Olympus expands its range of digital pathology solutions. A cost-effective telepathology instrument, Ocus scanners accelerate workflows for applications requiring peer consultation, including intraoperative frozen section review, Rapid On-Site Evaluation (ROSE) and second opinions. Pathologists can use the Ocus scanner’s high portability and wireless connectivity to rapidly scan and share slides from any location. This flexibility enables experts to immediately evaluate samples remotely.

High-Quality Digital Slides to Assist Analysis

Integrated into Ocus scanners, X Line objectives’ advanced optical performance optimizes the quality of the digital slides produced. Fabricated using a proprietary lens-polishing technology, X Line objectives are the culmination of Olympus’ more than 100 years of optical design and manufacturing experience. Offering a high numerical aperture (NA), improved image flatness, and a wide chromatic correction range, X Line objectives provide the brightness, resolution, and color accuracy that pathology requires. To learn more about X Line objectives, visit www.olympus-lifescience.com/en/resources/white-papers/xline_high-performance_objectives.

Improved Customer Support

In addition to distributing Ocus scanners, Olympus will now also provide local sales and after-sales support for those equipped with X Line objectives in Europe and North America.

The partnership between Olympus and Grundium not only provides a practical and affordable digital pathology solution for today, but also sows the potential to innovate new and better imaging solutions for tomorrow.

“Working with Olympus has been very easy from the start. It feels great to be making an impact on digital pathology together. Grundium Ocus® microscope scanners combined with top-level Olympus optics are a great fit to enable medical professionals to work faster and easier,” says Davide D’Incau, Grundium Sales Director.

For more information on Grundium Ocus microscope scanners, visit www.grundium.com.

About Olympus

Olympus is passionate about creating customer-driven solutions for the medical, life sciences and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping to detect, prevent and treat disease; furthering scientific research; and ensuring public safety.

Olympus has manufactured microscopes since the company’s founding in 1919. Today, our Life Sciences business is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the evolving needs and expectations of life science professionals through a comprehensive range of clinical research, educational, and high-end research microscopes and microscope systems. For more information, visit www.olympus-lifescience.com.

About Grundium Ltd.

A global leader in advanced imaging technology, Grundium makes digital pathology and best professional analysis available for all life—whether human, animal, plant or other. This is achieved by applying state-of-the-art mobile technology in digital pathology.

Established in 2015 by ex-Nokia engineers, Grundium is democratizing digital pathology with its Ocus® microscope scanners. The cutting-edge imaging solutions are based on over 20 years of experience in optics, sensors and beautiful high-precision devices. Grundium serves various industries and businesses enhancing quality and processes, protecting human life and safeguarding a clean environment.

Olympus, the Olympus logo and X Line are trademarks of Olympus Corporation or its subsidiaries.

In the USA, Grundium Ocus 40 and Grundium Ocus 20 are for research use only (RUO) and not for use in diagnostic procedures. In Europe, Grundium Ocus 40 and Grundium Ocus 20 are IVDR certified for diagnostic use. Grundium and Ocus are trademarks of Grundium Oy.

For more information about the Grundium Ocus single slide scanners, visit olympus-lifescience.com/landing/grundium-collaboration/

Media Contact:
Hilary Banda
(781) 419-3624

Olympus, the Olympus logo and OLYMPUS Provi are trademarks of Olympus Corporation or its subsidiaries.

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