State Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation Dr. Seetha Arambepola said the economic and social value and service rendered to a country by a research institution is immeasurable.

She made this comment after a visit made to the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) on 11 September. She noted that SLINTEC had already rendered a commendable service with regard to innovations as well as adding value to natural and national resources.

Dr. Arambepola noted the importance of further streamlining the activities of the SLINTEC to enhance economic growth in the country.

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#SLINTEC and Ceylon Graphene Technologies have manufactured a #graphene enhanced car battery targetting the export market adding another product to Sri Lanka’s export catalogue. SLINTEC director Manju Gunawardena presented the new battery to Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardena and High Commissioner of Canada for Sri Lanka and the Maldives David Mckinnon.

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COVID-19 has created unexpected market opportunities for medical-related industries around the globe, providing openings for innovative entrepreneurs to exploit. While no doubt the crisis suppressed the exports of certain sectors, it also shed a light on emerging opportunities for domestic exporters to capitalize on; in particular PCR testing components and anti-microbial coatings.

The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) took advantage of this timely opportunity to enhance the export production capacity of such nascent sectors.

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The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) introduced to the Minister of Health a new method of conducting PCR tests using modern technology at a low cost.

Sita Arambepola, State Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation, alongside SLINTEC Director, Manju Gunawardena, called on the Minister of Health, Pavithra Wanniarachchi.

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Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC), a pioneering research institute in the country, is leading the battle against COVID-19 with a number of homegrown innovative solutions.

‘Hale’ is the latest addition to the list of innovations by SLINTEC, a low-cost, ultra-thin and easily-attachable respiratory monitoring smart sensor that has been developed in collaboration with CirQ Labs, another high-tech innovation hub specialising in healthcare solutions.

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Ceylon Graphene Technologies (CGT), a joint venture between the LOLC Group and SLINTEC, is set to collaborate with Gridtential Energy on prototyping lead batteries with the combined advantages of CGT's in-house AltaLABGX advanced graphene-based battery additives and Gridtential's Silicon Joule™ bipolar silicon plates.

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SLINTEC has been featured on China Xinhua News this week. Xinhua News Agency or New China News Agency is the official state-run press agency of the People's Republic of China and it is the biggest and most influential media organization in China, as well as the largest news agency in the world in terms of correspondents worldwide.

Read the feature on XinhuaNet: https://bit.ly/2ZEFGuD