PURCHASE, NY--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) - Today, Nutrition 21, Inc. (OTCBB: NXXI) was named to Deloitte's 2010 "Technology Fast 500," an award given to 500 technology-based high growth companies.

Nutrition 21 was one of 64 companies awarded the Fast 500 from the Tri-State area, which includes all of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York City, upstate New York, Long Island, Rockland, and Westchester counties.

"We are very honored to have been chosen for this award," said Michael Zeher, President and CEO of Nutrition 21. "It's a very prestigious award and I am proud that Nutrition 21 is being recognized for its achievements."

To be considered for the award, the company must have been in business for at least five years, must be headquartered in North America, and must have their own proprietary technology and intellectual property.
This year's winners include both public and privately held companies in the pharmaceutical, software, communications and clean technology industries.

About Nutrition 21:

Nutrition 21, Inc., headquartered in Purchase, NY, is a nutritional bioscience company and holds over 30 issued and pending patents associated with chromium picolinate as well as combinations of chromium compounds with other dietary supplement ingredients. Its ingredients, which include Chromax and a Probiomega, are sold to leading dietary supplement, and functional food and beverage manufacturers. For more information please visit http://www.nutrition21.com.

About Deloitte Fast 500:

Each year companies innovate, overcome obstacles and systematically defy the odds. The Technology Fast 500™ program recognizes these efforts in its annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in the United States and Canada.

The program is based on percentage revenue growth from 2005 to 2009, recognizes various areas of technology, and includes both public and private companies.

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