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Olympus Licenses Pathology Patents to Zeiss
Jul 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., and JENA, Germany, July 12, 2012 — Olympus America Inc. and Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH have signed a nonexclusive worldwide licensing agreement allowing the German company to access Olympus’ portfolio of digital pathology and virtual microscopy patents.

The patents in the licensing deal cover methods and equipment for creating, storing and delivering virtual microscopy slides. The technology enables individuals to view and share high-resolution virtual microscopy images over the Internet.

Specific terms and conditions of the agreement will not be made public.

Olympus America’s Scientific Equipment Group provides microscope imaging solutions for researchers, doctors, clinicians and educators to advance the life sciences.

The microscopy business group at Carl Zeiss manufactures light and electron microscopes for the life and materials sciences.

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