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Visualant Names Dr Toshihiko Ochi to Scientific Advisory Board

Visualant Names Dr Toshihiko Ochi to Scientific Advisory Board

Sumitomo Precision Products Manager Appointed as Scientific Advisor

SEATTLE, Wash., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Visualant, Inc.
(OTCBB:VSUL) – an industry-leading provider of chromatic-based identification
and diagnostic solutions with its ChromaID™ technology, announced today that
Dr Toshihiko Ochi has joined its Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr Ochi is a Manager of Business Development at Sumitomo Precision Products,
where he has led engineering work on the transfer of the Visualant technology
to product. He received his B.S. degree in physics from Kyushu University,
Fukuoka, Japan, in 1986 and Dr. Eng. degree from Osaka University, Osaka,
Japan, in 1997. From 1986 to 1990, he served as an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Mechanical Engineering and as an Associate Professor in the
Faculty of Liberal Arts at Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan. From 2009 to
2011, he served as a part-time Lecturer in the Graduate School of Engineering
at Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.

"We have worked with Dr Ochi over the last year on the transfer of our
technology into product. I am delighted to have him join our Scientific
Advisory Board, where he will continue to help our team develop disruptive
technologies to feed our product pipeline," said Ron Erickson, President and
CEO.

About Visualant, Inc.

Visualant™ is a public company whose shares trade under the stock symbol,
VSUL. The Visualant Spectral Pattern Matching™ technology directs structured
light onto a substance, through a liquid/gas, or off a surface, to capture a
unique ChromaID™. When matched against existing databases, a ChromaID can be
used to identify, detect, or diagnosis markers invisible to the human eye.
ChromaID scanner modules can be integrated into a variety of mobile or
fixed-mount form factors. The patented technology is disruptive, making it
possible to effectively conduct analyses in the field that could only
previously be performed by large and expensive lab–based tests.

Visualant has a Joint Development Agreement through December 31, 2013 with
Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. ("SPP"), which focuses on the
commercialization of the SPM technology and an ongoing License Agreement
providing SPP with an exclusive license of the SPM technology in identified
Asian territories. For more information, visit http://www.visualant.net.

Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. is publicly traded and has operations in
Japan, United States, China, United Kingdom, Canada, and other parts of the
world. Additional information on SPP is available at
http://www.spp.co.jp/English/index2-e.html.

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