Nanophase Technologies Retains The Investor Relations Company

    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
 investors."
     "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

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