Olympus Europe acquires Soft Imaging System

Olympus and Soft Imaging System have successfully worked together for many years in the light-optical microscopy market. Taking this co-operation further, Olympus Europe today announced that it acquired Soft Imaging System and its subsidiaries. Soft Imaging System's software and hardware for imaging and microscopy are excellent additions to the Olympus microscopy and imaging product range. Together the two companies guarantee the highest quality, most innovative solutions and flexible products for microscopy imaging requirements on the market today and in future. Olympus and Soft Imaging System have a clear vision of what future requirements are going to be in the area of light-optical microscopy as well as imaging applications overall. "This acquisition now provides the basis for combined R&D. With highly integrated, yet modular and scaleable imaging solutions Olympus will be able to lead the market with products that are superior in speed, flexibility and user friendliness." says Dr. Werner Teuffel, CEO Olympus Europe. "We have mutually worked hard to provide the best service and products collectively to our customers. This strategic move is a natural enhancement of an already very successful and customer oriented relationship. By combining our strengths and leveraging on our joint expertise, we can and will move forward and target to be the number one imaging platform for all types of microscopes and applications worldwide."

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