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NASDAQ Sponsors NanoBusiness 2007 Conference

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ADVISORY , April 4, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT: NASDAQ to sponsor the NanoBusiness 2007 Conference and Exhibition at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, which runs from on April 15-17, 2007. NASDAQ will Chair a panel discussion titled: "Exit Strategies in Public Markets: New Capital for New Science." www.nanobusiness2007.com WHEN: The luncheon panel, held on April 17th at 12:15pm, will discuss the following key topics: raising capital in the public markets including initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings, reverse mergers, private investments in public equity (PIPEs) and dual listing. Panelists will also cover the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley and review the relative merits of the global exchanges, including NASDAQ. Following the conference, on April 17th, corporate members of the NanoBusiness Alliance will participate in a NASDAQ Closing-bell ceremony at The NASDAQ Stock Market, representing the importance of this industry sector and the partnership between leaders in the nanotech industry and NASDAQ, which is well known for its innovative and category defining companies. There are currently 32 nanotechnology companies listed on NASDAQ WHO: The "Exit Strategies in Public Markets" panel will be moderated by Julie Muraco, Senior Managing Director of NASDAQ's Capital Markets Group. Panelists will include executives from WR Hambrecht, Keating Investments, Foley & Lardner, LLC, with a case study example from NASDAQ listed Combimatrix (CBMX). NanoBusiness 2007 attendees include "C-level" executives driving innovation in global sectors such as energy, water, healthcare, defense, electronics and construction using new science. The need for growth capital in the public markets is mission critical for companies transitioning from research to product and services formation and consistent revenue. For complete event information, please visit http://www.nanobusiness2007.com. For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at NanoBusiness 2007, please contact Vincent Caprio -- vince@nanobusiness.org.

About The NanoBusiness Alliance

The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in Chicago, New York, Connecticut and Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.nanobusiness.org .

About NASDAQ:

NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic equities exchange. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. electronic market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks as well as a leading liquidity pool for trading NYSE-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at www.nasdaq.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.

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CONTACT: Schwartz Public Relations Media Contacts: Steven Wright-Mark 212-677-8700 ext. 29 steven@schwartzpr.com NASDAQ Silvia Davi 646-441-5014 Silvia.davi@nasdaq.com

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