Newbridge Securities Releases Quarterly Update of Inside Nanotechnology

Newbridge Securities Corporation today announced the release of the fourth quarter 2006 issue of Inside Nanotechnology. This 30-page report is the tenth quarterly installment in the series, which covers general developments affecting the commercialization of nanotechnology and in-depth analysis of the 25 companies that constitute the Newbridge Nanotechnology Index (NNIX).

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Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 1, 2006

In this issue, we discuss the two companies recently added to the NNIX, NEC Corp.'s attempts to enforce and monetize its carbon nanotube patents, and the FDA's formation of a Nanotechnology Task Force.

"After a strong performance in the first quarter, the NNIX has reversed downward to lag the major indexes year-to-date (YTD)," said J. Andrew Braswell, Equity Analyst for Newbridge Research and lead author of Inside Nanotechnology. "Its 11.2% second quarter decline leaves it 11.4% lower YTD, relative to gains in the NASDAQ (+2.4%) and Russell 2000 (+7.8%)." For each company, the report provides a recap of relevant news from the preceding quarter, along with analysis and commentary that helps investors discern the future leaders of this dynamic, emerging space. While the current universe of publicly traded, pure play nanotechnology companies remains relatively narrow, there are many exciting start-ups that appear poised for IPO's in the next few years. Furthermore, nano R&D initiatives ongoing at large, multinational corporations in industries such as chemicals and semiconductors are beginning to determine the competitive advantages of tomorrow. "Going forward, nanotechnology will become increasingly relevant to all investors, growth-oriented or otherwise," said Braswell.

About Newbridge Securities Corporation

Newbridge is a full-service securities brokerage firm (Member: NASD & SIPC) and a subsidiary of Newbridge Financial, Inc., an integrated financial services company. The Newbridge Institutional Research department specializes in the analysis and coverage of companies that have a strategic focus on nanotechnology. More information is available at our websites http://www.newbridgereports.com and http://www.newbridgesecurities.com.

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