Integrated Graphene, the Scottish technology integration company which has pioneered a high performing, low cost, 3D Graphene Foam electrode, Gii-Sens®, for biosensing, has partnered with a world-leading team of scientists to develop a point-of-care biomedical test to revolutionise the safety of liver transplants.
A pioneering project, which aims to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs.
Integrated Graphene, a Scotland-based technology development and integration company, has announced plans to invest up to £8 million in scaling up its revolutionary 3D Graphene foam, Gii®, manufacturing process to meet surging global demand from the human diagnostics and energy markets.
We live in an age of ever-advancing technology that pushes the boundaries of biology and healthcare. No department should get left behind. Including the chaotic rush of A&E.
Triage is a system through which provision of medical treatment is allocated to maximise the number of survivors in a situation where demand for treatment is higher than the hospital is able to provide (1). In practice, this means that patients are treated according to the severity and urgency of their injury or illness as opposed to a first come, first served-based system. Triage initially began as a method of maximising survivors of battlefield injuries, and as such is historically a largely trauma-based system. Changing healthcare landscapes and demands have prompted triage to evolve into an integrated multi-stage system in which all kinds of injuries and illnesses must be accommodated and sorted to allow urgent cases to be treated as quickly as possible (2).
Graphene key component development and manufacturer signs sensor distribution deal with leading supplier of electrochemical goods, Palmsens.
Food safety is of paramount importance in a world where the demand for food is increasing rapidly due to a growing population. Food deemed unsafe for consumption poses a hazard to human health, as a result, food production companies responsible for hazardous outbreaks can suffer devastating consequences. There is a need for technology that can effectively monitor food safety and the environment in which food is grown to ensure that it is safe for consumption.
Today, we're delighted to introduce Michael Buhagiar, our Process Development Engineer. Michael supports the Gii-Cap development scientist team and is responsible for scaling up Gii-Cap+ electrodeposition processes.
Contamination of food and drinking water is a significant source of disease transmission around the world. As demand for food rises along with the increasing global population, so does the need for efficient and affordable methods for food and environmental monitoring that are suitable for use in both developed as well as developing countries. Continuous monitoring of food safety parameters is essential to ensure that food products reaching consumers are of high quality and fit to eat, as well as for helping to reduce food waste. Environmental monitoring ensures the quality of water, soil, weather, and livestock involved in food production as well as the cleanliness of drinking water. Moreover, environmental monitoring can reduce environmental pollution and help fight climate change.
Food deemed to be unsafe can contribute to a variety of diseases, from gastrointestinal issues to cancer. Food safety is a global public health concern, heavily impacting both developed and developing countries, it is vital to minimise contamination and associated outbreaks of disease. Therefore, the monitoring of food safety and the environment in which it is produced is crucial in maintaining a safe food production and supply process (1, 2).