NutraLease(TM) Ltd. Receives Award for Nano Technology Achievement

Morristown, NJ --June 1, 2005 -- P.L. Thomas (PLT) is excited to announce that NutraLease™, Ltd., of Mishor Adumin, Israel, received the prestigious "Most Innovative Israeli Nanotechnology Companies (MI2NT) Award" by the US-Israeli Science and Technology Foundation during ceremonies on May 26 and 27 in Chicago. Professor Nissim Garti and Dr. Eli Pinthus of NutraLease™ also presented at the 4th Annual NanoBusiness Conference, which was held a few days earlier in New York City.

NutraLease™ has developed and applies unique, patent-pending technology to produce micelles, which are self-assembled structured liquid particles with a diameter of 30 nanometers or less. Particles of this size will readily penetrate cell membranes which dramatically increases the bioavailability of the phytonutrients carried and protected by the micelles. The technology is utilized for delivery of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, essential oils and drugs. The formulations are easily applied to liquid systems (both water based or oil based) providing clear solutions with exceptional stability and improved bio-availability.

Dr. Eli Pinthus, marketing director for NutraLease™ Ltd, will deliver a paper during IFT 2005 entitled: New beverages containing CoQ10 in nano-sized vehicles. The presentation will take place on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 11:15 am, as part of the Innovations in Functional Ingredients session which begins at 9 am.

PLT is the exclusive representative for marketing this technology into the North American food and dietary supplements industries. Paul Flowerman, PLT's president, attending Dr. Pinthus' New York presentation of May 23 states: " We applaud NutraLease™ on this well-deserved recognition and award. The technology is now commercially used in fortified vitamin waters, fortification of food with phytosterols, and in a unique cosmetics application. We are very excited about presenting this important innovation to our industry colleagues to help them with important fortification challenges."

PL Thomas, a New Jersey-based ingredient supplier, offers fifty years of innovation in securing reliable, high quality raw materials for the food/functional food and nutrition industries. PLT is a one-stop resource for application solutions, current industry information and technical service, and specializes in water-soluble gums and clinically-supported botanical extracts.

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