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Olympus Ranked Among Top 10 Innovators in Medical Devices and Services Industry Company Secures Top 10 Position for the 12th Consecutive Scorecard

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, was ranked 8th among the top 10 innovators in the medical devices and services industry by The Patent Board™, the official patent ratings partner of The Wall Street Journal.

The Patent Board™ tracks and analyzes innovation, movement, and the business impact of U.S. patent assets across 17 industries on a global basis. The Wall Street Journal Online (WSJ.com) has published The Patent Board Scoreboard since 2007, offering its readers insights into portfolios as measurable financial assets and drivers of market value. Olympus reached the top 10 position for Medical Devices & Services in the February 2010 and has remained there for 12 consecutive scorecards.

"It is an honor to be recognized by The Patent Board as a leading innovator in the medical device industry," said Luke Calcraft, President of the Medical Systems Group at Olympus Corporation of the Americas. "This ranking validates our innovative medical and surgical solutions and reinforces our focus on helping to meet the triple aim of Affordable Care through improved clinical outcomes, reduced overall costs and enhanced quality of life for patients."

About Olympus Medical Systems Group

Olympus Medical Systems Group, a division of global technology leader Olympus, develops solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for their patients. By enabling less invasive procedures and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, Olympus is transforming the future of healthcare.

For more information visit Olympus at www.medical.olympusamerica.com.

SOURCE Olympus Medical Systems Group



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