ROMEOVILLE, Ill., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanophase Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and nanoengineered products, has accepted an invitation to be one of ten select companies to present at the inaugural NanoBusiness Investor Forum in New York. "We view this as an opportunity to highlight Nanophase to a broad group of institutional and individual investors in the company of nine other companies who also have significant presence in the nanotechnology industry," stated Joseph Cross, Nanophase's president & CEO. NanoBusiness 2005 is the fourth annual conference and exhibition hosted by the NanoBusiness Alliance. Jess Jankowski, Nanophase's CFO, added that "we have been pleased with the exposure to leading companies that we have received in the past at NanoBusiness conferences. The addition of the Investor Forum will make it an even more effective event in terms of getting the message out and differentiating Nanophase to the investment community." Mr. Jankowski will be presenting at the Investor Forum on Wednesday, May 25th. As Nanotechnology's foremost business conference, NanoBusiness 2005, http://www.nanoevent.com , is intended for key stakeholders in the business of nanotechnology, and will once again gather hundreds of scientists, engineers, business leaders and investors for three intensive days of seminars, presentations, keynotes and networking events. NanoBusiness 2005 is designed to provide the information required to move research and application development to commercialization, as well as to showcase the ongoing integration of nanotech products into the global economy. NanoBusiness 2005 will be held from May 23rd through May 25th, with the NanoBusiness Investor Forum being held on May 25th. These events are being held at the New York Marriott Financial Center Hotel in New York City. Nanophase Technologies (NANX), http://www.nanophase.com , provides nanoengineered solutions for multiple industrial product applications. Using a platform of patented and proprietary integrated nanomaterial technologies, the Company creates products with unique performance attributes from two ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 facilities. Nanophase delivers commercial quantity and quality nanoparticles, coated nanoparticles, and nanoparticle dispersions in a variety of media. The Company owns or licenses 24 United States patents and patent applications and 50 foreign patents and patent applications. Information about Nanophase may be found in the Company's public filings or on its website. The NanoBusiness Alliance, http://www.nanobusiness.org , is the first industry association founded to advance the emerging business of nanotechnology. The NanoBusiness Alliance creates a collective voice for the emerging nanotech industry and is developing a range of initiatives to support and strengthen the nanotechnology business community. Exciting initiatives include research and education, public policy and awareness, public relations and promotion, networking, industry support and mentoring programs. The Alliance is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado. This press release contains words such as "expects", "shall", "will" , "believes" and similar expressions that are intended to identify forward- looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements in this announcement are made based on the Company's current beliefs, known events and circumstances at the time of publication, and as such, are subject in the future to unforeseen risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's results of operations, performance and achievements to differ materially from current expectations expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. These risk and uncertainties include the following: a decision by a customer to cancel a purchase order or supply agreement in light of the Company's dependence on a limited number of key customers; uncertain demand for, and acceptance of, the Company's nanocrystalline materials; the Company's manufacturing capacity and product mix flexibility in light of customer demand; the Company's limited marketing experience; changes in development and distribution relationships; the impact of competitive products and technologies; the Company's dependence on patents and protection of proprietary information; the resolution of litigation in which the Company may become involved; and other risks described in the Company's registration statement on Form 10K filed March 15, 2005 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Company's forward- looking statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates. Except as required by federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new events, uncertainties or other contingencies.
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