FUJINON INTRODUCES TWO INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AT DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK

  

Wayne, NJ, May 1, 2003 — Fujinon, Inc. is scheduled to announce two new technologies at this years Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference in Orlando, Florida, including G-5 Endoscopy™ and the first 1 million pixel endoscope. These new technologies extend Fujinons leadership in endoscopic innovation since its introduction of the video endoscope at DDW in 1985.

G-5 Endoscopy™ integrates product technologies and services to provide comprehensive, customer-focused solutions. Product technologies include the company's latest G-5 Endoscopes, designed to increase procedure speed and reduce equipment downtime, with less physician fatigue. The company's two-tier processor platforms support the spectrum of professional healthcare requirements from clinical to institutional settings. Integrated services include flexible financing options, personal sales support and rapid repair service.

Fujinon also introduces Σ400 Series 490 endoscopes, the first megapixel (1 million pixel +) endoscope available in the world. These endoscopes use the FujiFilms proprietary Super CCD technology in an endoscope, allowing for unimaginable image resolution, clarity, and definition.

According to Fujinon Vice President and General Manager Eric Knisley, "Our innovations have traditionally pushed the imaging envelope and now extend to ergonomics, mechanics and services. We now offer the latest in endoscopic technology along with truly novel services that allow clinical practices and institutions to be more patient oriented and fiscally competitive through increased productivity".

Fujinon, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Photo Optical Co., LTD a world leader in imaging technology. Located in Wayne, NJ the Medical Division of Fujinon, Inc. is a leader high-resolution, cost effective integrated endoscopic solutions in North America. For more information about Fujinons endoscopic solutions, please call us at (973) 633-5600 or visit our new web site at www.fujinonendoscopy.com.

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