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Canon U.S.A. Enters Into Collaborative Research Agreements With Massachusetts General Hospital And Brigham And Women’s Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $600 million and major research centers in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer, computational and integrative biology, cutaneous biology, human genetics, medical imaging, neurodegenerative disorders, regenerative medicine, systems biology, transplantation biology and photomedicine. For more information about Massachusetts General Hospital, visit www.massgeneral.org.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a non-profit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is dedicated to serving the needs of the local and global community, providing the highest quality health care to patients and their families, expanding the boundaries of medicine through research and educating the next generation of health care professionals. For more information about Brigham and Women’s Hospital, visit www.brighamandwomens.org.

Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes copying machines, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions.

With over 200,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2011 (ended December 31, 2011) totaled $45.6 billion (at an exchange rate of ¥78=US$1) and ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011†. Visit the Canon Inc. website at: www.canon.com

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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