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Olympus X Line™ Series Objectives Honored with Innovation Award

Objectives enable higher resolution, flatter images for outstanding digital slides for quantitative data analysis

by Olympus Corporation
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WALTHAM, MA November 18, 2019 — Olympus’ X Line™ series objectives have been awarded a Laser Focus World Innovation Award, which celebrates the most innovative optics and photonics technologies, products, and systems.

2019 Laser Focus World Innovation AwardThe X Line objectives were honored with silver status which recognizes an innovation that resulted in marked improvement over previous products/systems, methods employed, and approaches taken.

The X Line objectives were designed with new manufacturing technology that creates lenses with shapes that are difficult to fabricate using other methods. The result is improved image flatness, chromatic aberration correction, and numerical aperture. With these advancements, users can acquire bright, high-quality images throughout the entire field of view, helping improve quantitative data acquisition and the speed of creating large, stitched images. For pathologists who frequently work with stained samples, accurate color reproduction improves image reliability.

“We are delighted to have received this honor,” said Lee Wagstaff, vice president, sales and marketing, Life Science, Olympus Corporation of the Americas. “It demonstrates not only our commitment to improving customers’ workflows with our detailed attention to high-performing functionality but ushering a new era of technological optical advancements.”

About Olympus

Olympus is a global technology leader, crafting innovative optical and digital solutions in medical technologies; life sciences; industrial solutions; and cameras and audio products. Throughout our 100-year history, Olympus has focused on being true to society and making people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling. 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, educational, and research microscopes and microscope systems. For more information, visit