04-Apr-2008 - Olympus Life Science Europa GmbH

Olympus Opens Global Research and Development Centre in Munich

Olympus opened a new global Research and Development Centre for Life Science in Munich. Olympus will invest around EUR15m in this project and by 2009 it is expected that 450 people will be employed there. Dr Helmut Köhler, Executive Managing Director of both Olympus Life Science Europa GmbH and Olympus Life Science Research Europa GmbH, said, "We are bringing together a highly-qualified team from different fields of specialisation under one roof and are thus creating an interdisciplinary work environment from which all departments will benefit."

The new Olympus Research and Development facility in Munich will focus on taking in vitro diagnostics, laboratory automation and molecular biology, as well as digital image processing and microscopy applications to the next level via an ultramodern centre.

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