Technology & Health

Olympus, Hitachi tie up on endoscopic ultrasound systems

Technology and Health

Olympus, Hitachi tie up on endoscopic ultrasound systems

Olympus Corp and Hitachi Ltd have signed a five-year contract to jointly develop Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems (EUS). Hitachi will also continue to supply diagnostic ultrasound systems and related parts used in EUS to Olympus under this contract. EUS consist of a diagnostic ultrasound system and ultrasound flexible endoscopes. They are used in examinations to evaluate the stage of cancer in the liver, pancreas, and bronchus.  

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