SLINTEC is a public-private partnership between the Government of Sri Lanka and major players in the private sector. Ceylon Graphene Technologies Pvt Ltd (CGTL), a pin-off company of SLINTEC, was established in June 2018 as the first Graphene and Advanced material company in Sri Lanka.
SLINTEC became a member of Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) of Brussels, Belgium. NIA is the sector-independent, responsible voice for the industrial nanotechnologies supply chains. NIA supports the ongoing innovation and commercialisation of the next generation of technologies and promotes their safe and reliable advancement.
Sri Lanka's first ever antibacterial stationary collection, result of a collaboration between Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) and Atlas, was unveiled on the 18th September at the Colombo International Book Fair. The event was attended by Asitha Samaraweera (Managing Director, Atlas), Dr. Azeez Mubarak (Chief of Research and Innovation, SLINTEC), Dr. Sanjeewa Wijesinghe (Senior Research Scientist, SLINTEC), Dr. Rangika De Silva (Head of Technology Transfer, SLINTEC), and a number of executives from Atlas.
The stationary range, which has an antibacterial efficacy of 99.9%, is based on SLINTEC Sterile, a technology developed by SLINTEC initially as a transparent antimicrobial coating.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology entered into a partnership with Hirdaramani to commercialize next generation wearable technology which detects respiratory patters to indicate face mask effectiveness and leakages. This smart sensor technology is set to add value to Hirdaramani's face mask exports.
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.
SLINTEC received a special accolade at the awards ceremony organized by the Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA), held in Colombo on 22nd August 2020. The award was presented in recognition of technology developed to upscale tea waste into a commercial natural dye as a sustainable technology.
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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The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) has successfully demonstrated the proof of concept and initial validation of a locally assembled LAMP-PCR kit. With this intervention, Sri Lanka is expected to save nearly Rs. 150 million a month on COVID-19 testing.
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‘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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