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VirtualScopics Receives Issuance in Japan of Prominent Patent

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSCP), a leading provider of quantitative imaging for clinical trials, announced today that its patent titled "System and Method for 4D Reconstruction and Visualization" recently received issuance in Japan.

VirtualScopics' Vice President of Technology and Product Development, Dr. Jonathan Riek, stated, "We are pleased that Japan has recognized the uniqueness of VirtualScopics' science by joining the United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Israel in issuing this important patent." He further added, "It is this patent which served as the basis for the formation of the company in 2000 and continues to set us apart among imaging providers today. We've been able to build upon this patent to specifically develop our musculoskeletal image analysis tools." He concluded, "To date we've used these tools alone in over 90 musculoskeletal projects, assisting more than 15 leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the development of their drugs, devices and biologics."

About VirtualScopics, Inc.

VirtualScopics, Inc. is a leading provider of imaging solutions to accelerate drug and medical device development. VirtualScopics has developed a robust software platform for analysis and modeling of both structural and functional medical images. In combination with VirtualScopics' industry-leading experience and expertise in advanced imaging biomarker measurement, this platform provides a uniquely clear window into the biological activity of drugs and devices in clinical trial patients, allowing sponsors to make better decisions faster. For more information about VirtualScopics, visit

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                 Molly Henderson
                 Chief Business and Financial Officer
                 500 Linden Oaks
                 Rochester, New York 14625

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