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Press Release: October 19, 2005

Research Dynamics partners with VirtualScopics to provide “Imaging CRO Services”

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ – In a partnership agreement effective September 9, 2005, Research Dynamics Consulting Group and VirtualScopics, LLC previously announced that they have signed a non-exclusive partnership agreement to co-market their clinical research services and technologies.

Lorraine Ellis, President and CEO of Research Dynamics states, “This is a valuable addition to our clinical research capabilities and brings state of the art technologies to our clients. As part of our strategy as a technology CRO, this partnership is another unique tool we have adopted that brings real value and cost savings to our sponsors for their clinical trials. The advanced imaging technology provided by VirtualScopics clearly meets these objectives.”

“We are looking forward to a rewarding partnership with Research Dynamics. Their experience in servicing large studies, will prove to be a valuable tool for VirtualScopics.” stated Rosemary Shull, Director of Client Development, VirtualScopics.

Sponsors who choose Research Dynamics to manage their clinical trials, specifically in the areas of Oncology, MS and Alzheimer Disease, will now have the option to utilize VirtualScopics’ unique biomarker imaging technology. This technology allows faster and more accurate efficacy assessments, resulting in reduced patient sample size, better dosing, reduced trial length and a better understanding of the disease process.

Research Dynamics’ value package to the sponsor includes medical imaging, 24/7 web based project management information, EDC capabilities and other cost-savings technologies.

About Research Dynamics

Research Dynamics Consulting Group, Ltd., founded in 1993, is a privately held woman owned Contract Research Organization that provides services and management for Phase I-IV clinical trials for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. The company is a leader in SOP development, and, as one of the top providers in the industry, provides training and research products to a wide range of clinical research professionals. Research Dynamics specializes in providing high quality clinical research services cost-effectively through the use of leading edge technology and experienced people. The company, headquartered in Rochester, NY, has been named a "Rochester Top 100 Company" for the past three years. CEO/President Lorraine D. Ellis was named Entrepreneur of the Year 2004 for the use of technology in her company. For more information about Research Dynamics, visit www.resdyncg.com.

About VirtualScopics

LLC VirtualScopics, LLC is a leading provider of advanced medical image analysis services. The visionary company evolved from research first carried out at the University of Rochester Medical Center and School of Engineering. VirtualScopics has created a suite of image analysis tools used in detecting and analyzing specific structures in volumetric medical images, as well as characterizing minute changes in structures over time, providing vital information to support clinical trials and diagnostic applications. The firm’s proprietary software algorithms can assemble hundreds of separate medical images taken during an MRI session into a single, three-dimensional model, bringing a new and previously unobtainable source of data to clinical researchers. For more information about VirtualScopics, visit www.virtualscopics.com