|The major value of Wavefront CodingTM technology lies in its ability to allow imaging with a far greater depth of field than is possible with traditional imaging systems. It also allows for less expensive optical designs to perform as well as highly corrected optical systems by using fewer elements and permitting the use of either plastic or glass optical elements.
"Olympus is an ideal partner for us," said R.C. "Merc" Mercure Jr., CEO of CDM Optics. "This agreement with a clear industry leader in endoscopy underscores our commitment to the optics industry and enhances the credibility of Wavefront CodingTM technology."
Olympus is the world's largest full-line supplier of products and services designed for medical endoscopy. Its development of the world's first gastrocamera more than 50 years ago led to the creation of the endoscopy field. Through the agreement with CDM Optics, Olympus will have the ability to expand and increase the quality of products currently offered to its customers.
"Wavefront CodingTM has the potential to greatly enhance a wide range of imaging systems in the medical field," said Mr. Haruhito Morishima, Executive Officer of Endoscopy Products Division at Olympus. "The added depth of field and depth of focus will allow for a greater range of quality diagnoses and, eventually, in the future, better results for patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders."