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Graphene oxide gives a boost to new intranasal flu vaccine

Researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University have developed an intranasal influenza vaccine using recombinant hemagglutinin (HA), a protein found on the surface of influenza viruses, as the antigen component of the vaccine. They also created a two-dimensional...

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HexagonFab raises £1.9 million to accelerate development of its graphene-based ‘Bolt’ system for protein characterization

UK-based developer of graphene-based biological sensors, HexagonFab, recently raised £1.9 million to accelerate development of its novel technology for process monitoring in the biopharmaceutical industry. The company has developed a portable and affordable instrument – HexagonFab Bolt – which...

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Graphene masks deemed “potential health hazard” by Canadian authorities

Despite the surge of graphene-enhanced face masks that's been evident lately, government authorities like Health Canada recently issued warnings on the use of such graphene masks, cautioning against "a potential that wearers could inhale graphene particles from some masks,...

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Inbrain Neuroelectronics closes €14.3 million round

Inbrain Neuroelectronics, spun-off from the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and Icrea (and associated with the Graphene Flagship) , recently announced closing a $16.85 million (€14.3 million) round led by Asabys and Alta. The company has also...

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Archer Materials reports progress on graphene-based lab-on-chip fabrication capabilities

In November 2020, Archer Materials announced its plan to develop a graphene-based lab-on-chip device. Now, the Company provided an update on the progress it has achieved - it demonstrated that it can fabricate nanosize biosensor components of 100-150 nanometer...

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Researchers produce extremely conductive graphene-enhanced hydrogel for medical applications

An interdisciplinary research team of the Research Training Group (RTG) 2154 "Materials for Brain" at Kiel University (CAU) has developed a method to produce graphene-enhanced hydrogels with an excellent level of electrical conductivity. What makes this method special is...

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Novel graphene-based technique enables imaging living, wet cells

Researchers from DGIST have developed a graphene-based method to keep living, wet cells viable in an ultra-high-vacuum environment, allowing an accurate high-resolution visualization of the undistorted molecular structure and distribution of lipids in cell membranes. This approach could enhance...

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Versarien’s graphene-enhanced face masks meet FFP3 European protection standard

Versarien recently reported that its graphene-enhanced face mask has met the FFP3 standard, the highest standard under the European EN149 standard for filtering half face masks.As previously outlined in its half-year results, the advanced materials engineering group’s wholly owned...

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Grapheal raises almost $3 million for graphene-based biosensors, hopes to hit the market by end of 2021

Grapheal, a developer of graphene-based embedded biosensors for on-site diagnostics and remote patient monitoring, has announced that it has raised a total of EUR1.9 million (almost USD$3 million) in equity and non-dilutive sources, including seed financing from Novalis Biotech’s...

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New graphene-based sensing system to detect cortisol stress hormone in sweat

Scientists at EPFL, in collaboration with startup Xsensio, have developed a graphene-enhanced wearable system that can continually measure the concentration of cortisol—the stress hormone—in human sweat. Their device can potentially help to better understand and treat stress-related conditions like...

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