NaturalNano, Index Performers Headwaters, Ultratech and Veeco Instruments Set To Prosper From Still-Developing But Burgeoning Nanotechnology Sector, Says Investrend Research Analyst Mohammad Sharifzadeh, CFA, PhD

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2006--(Investrend Research Syndicate) Nanotechnology Sector spotlight company NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB: NNAN), and ISE-CCM Nanotechnology Index components Headwaters Inc. (NYSE: HW), Ultratech (NASDAQ: UTEK) and Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ: VECO) are among public companies poised to prosper from the still-developing but burgeoning sector, according to Investrend Research analyst Mohammad Sharifzadeh, CFA, PhD.

The analyst also stated:

Nanotechnology is an enabling technology. It opens up new classes of products not previously feasible and enables us to develop new products and processes in all industries. Implementation of nanotechnology results in emergence of new industries, new companies, and new markets.

Nanotechnology displaces existing technologies and gradually makes them obsolete.

Nanotechnology is multidisciplinary. Nanotechnology is a general capability that affects many scientific disciplines.

Nanotechnology is global.

The main driver of the nanosector is R&D investments made by the governments, private companies, and venture capitalists.

Nanotechnology is about utilization of the findings of nanoscience for useful purposes. At the nanoscale, the physical, chemical, and biological properties of materials are fundamentally different from the properties of individual atoms and molecules or bulk matter. And these novel properties can be favorably exploited for the benefit of mankind.

Because of its multidisciplinary, disruptive, and enabling characteristics, it is argued that nanotechnology will affect all industries across the whole economy and eventually will change all aspects of our lives.

The coverage, commissioned by Cronus Capital Markets (http://www.cronuscapitalmarkets.com), and which provides the Nanotechnology Sector index in partnership with International Securities Exchange (NYSE: ISE), will be updated quarterly, and is the first to continuously monitor the Nanotechnology sector.

The report is available in its entirety, along with the Sector Spotlights at http://www.investrendresearch.com.

The NaturalNano Sector Spotlight analyst is Oren Meytes, CFA.

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