CHICAGO, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Investor Relations
Company, Chicago, Ill., today announced it has been retained by Nanophase
Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: NANX) of Romeoville, Illinois for a full
investor relations program.
Nanophase ( http://www.nanophase.com ) is a leader in nanomaterials
technologies and provides nanoengineered solutions for multiple industrial
product applications. Its customer base includes a number of world leaders
in their respective industries. Using a platform of patented and
proprietary integrated nanomaterial technologies, Nanophase 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 19 United States and 47
foreign patents and patent applications.
Tad Gage, IRC's senior vice president, will oversee the account. Gage
served as investor relations counsel to the company from 1997 to 2002.
Nanophase President and CEO Joseph Cross stated: "During the past several
years, we needed to focus entirely on building our business. We are now
able to resume targeted efforts to increase our visibility with the
institutional investment community, particularly small- and micro-cap
"Nanophase's unique technology touches so many industries, from
personal care to industrial applications, that it appeals to a broad range
of investors," said Gage. "Nanotechnology remains at the forefront of new
product development, with a tremendous future." Sherwood Wallace, chairman
of IRC, stated: "We look forward to introducing this compelling story to
members of the investment community who haven't previously taken a close
look at the opportunity Nanophase represents."
The Investor Relations Company ( http://www.tirc.com ) is a respected
25- year-old national IR consultancy in Chicago, IL providing a full range
of services for small and medium size public companies with market values
up to $2 billion. IRC has represented a number of technology companies in a
variety of fields, most recently including mobile and security
communications, medical technology, personal care products specialty
manufacturing, educational testing and information processing and
networking solutions. Wallace is co- author of New Dimensions in Investor
Relations: Competing for Capital in the 21st Century, published by John
Wiley & Sons as part of its Frontier in Finance series. The book is a
complete guide to the full spectrum of investor relations practices for the
CEO, CFO, corporate director and investor relations professional.
SOURCE The Investor Relations Company