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VirtualScopics Receives Issuance of Influential Patent in Canada

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VirtualScopics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSCP), a leading provider of quantitative imaging solutions, announced today that its patent titled Automated Measurement of Anatomical Structures in Medical Imaging recently received issuance in Canada.  This is the 18th patent awarded to VirtualScopics worldwide for its algorithms and processes supporting quantitative medical imaging analysis. The company holds 10 patents within the United States.

VirtualScopics' Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Edward Ashton stated, "We are pleased that Canada has issued this important patent recognizing VirtualScopics' innovative science and research." He added, "The research behind this patent led us to the creation of a system and method to fully automate the measurement of anatomical structures from medical images. The accurate identification and measurement of various anatomical structures is a vital tool for the evaluation of disease progression and patient response to therapy for numerous diseases." He continued, "This system for automated measurements continues to distinguish VirtualScopics among imaging providers who assist the leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the development of their drugs, devices and biologics." He concluded, "These systems and methods will also be the key drivers in the development of our personalized medicine applications."

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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