Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

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 labbased 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

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

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