Ionfinity Receives Japanese Patent Grant for a Soft Ionization Device and Applications Thereof

PASADENA , Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a company dedicated to commercializing proven technologies from NASA and the US Department of Defense, announced today that its subsidiary, Ionfinity, has...


PASADENA , Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VSPC), a company dedicated to commercializing proven technologies from NASA and the US Department of Defense, announced today that its subsidiary, Ionfinity, has received notice of allowance of a Japanese patent for a Soft Ionization Membrane, along with various applications of the technology.

VIASPACE and Ionfinity CEO Dr. Carl Kukkonen stated, "A strong patent position is a key part of our strategy. This soft ionization technology being pursued by Ionfinity presents a significant opportunity for a portable, compact cutting-edge solution for detection of gas warfare agents, such as nerve agents and chemical gases, which can be invaluable to the US Department of Homeland Security in protecting such targets as subways, airports and rail systems. It also would have value in use by the Department of Defense in defense against such agents being used by foreign military units against our troops on the battlefield."

Ionfinity is working to develop the next-generation mass spectrometry (MS) technology, which could not only revolutionize the traditional applications of MS for industrial process control and environmental monitoring, but could also ring in a new era of detection systems for homeland security and military defense purposes.

About VIASPACE: Originally founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.VIASPACE.com, or contact for Investor Relations, Dr. Jan Vandersande , Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or IR@VIASPACE.com.

This news release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate to future events or our future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such factors include the risks outlined in our periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB, as amended, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 , and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2007 , as well as general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop specific projects and technologies, the ability to fund operations, changes in consumer and business consumption habits, and other factors over which VIASPACE has little or no control.

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