Olympus has set up a special research group to provide the academic community in North America with specially designed custom microscope equipment.
Olympus has launched a US-based research and development (R&D) organisation dedicated to helping meet the needs of researchers in North America whose studies require customised technology to meet advanced microscopy and imaging needs.
Based in Waltham, the Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas R&D group works with individuals and laboratories whose research needs are not fully met by commercially available systems. The group modifies existing Olympus products or develops and incorporates new technologies that can be used with existing products to expand research capabilities and help scientists accomplish their experimental objectives.
“We deeply believe that research matters and we now have the ability to provide scientists with an unprecedented level of support,” said Kevin Jia, PhD, senior life science marketing manager at Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas. “Researchers have told us they need access to custom development even for applications that may never have a commercial future. In the past, it might have been difficult to get the attention of a major microscope manufacturer for those custom needs but now Olympus has a team dedicated to helping researchers get this important work done.”