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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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.
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With testing and more testing one of the prime needs of the hour in the nation’s battle to contain COVID-19, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) has produced a homegrown solution to manufacture nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs to meet local demand.
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The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) has announced that it is ready to produce at least 3000 swabs used for COVID-19 tests daily, amidst mounting calls to increase testing. The swabs have been produced in collaboration with the Medical Research Institute.
The need for test kits has risen globally with the World Health Organisation calling on countries to implement the ”test, test, test” strategy in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Antimicrobial coatings are rapidly emerging as a primary component of the global mitigation strategy of pathogens. The SLINTEC team has developed a transparent antimicrobial coating that can be applied on a number of surfaces without tarnishing their aesthetic appearance. Most importantly, this technology eradicates microorganisms on the coating applied surface as well as in the surrounding air.
The SLINTEC proprietary technology is now available to be licensed at IPI Singapore - a global tech-transfer platform.
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FOR all the technological progress the world has ushered in, access to clean drinking water remains a problem that still affects developing nations.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (Slintec), in collaboration with Monash University Malaysia and Newcastle University, has developed Poseidon, a portable filtration device that can be fitted to a water bottle. This allows people who are deprived of access to clean water to filter what they drink.
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Sri Lanka is set to mass-produce graphene-based lead-acid batteries, targeting to create a US$ 1.5 billion graphene-based industry in the country. The project plans to position itself among the world’s top five graphene manufacturers in a few years and drive the country towards product design engineering using graphene-based products.
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World’s first ever graphene-applied lead-acid battery is set to come into mass production in Sri Lanka in a few months with the commissioning of Ceylon Graphene Technologies’ (CGT) latest plant to convert locally mined vein graphite into graphene. CGT, a joint venture between Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) and LOLC Group is expecting to commission the plant in April 2020.
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