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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


In Sri Lanka, we’re seeing a number of homegrown solutions have surfaced from pioneering research hubs like the SLINTEC Sterile coating from Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology Pvt Ltd (SLINTEC). To kill viruses and other microbes, SLINTEC Sterile relies on a chemical reaction called photocatalysis. In simple terms, light hits the coat and begins a chemical reaction. This reaction attacks the molecules of the virus and other microbes both on the surface and in the surrounding air.

Read more on ReadMe.lk: https://bit.ly/3d04zow

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.


Read more at NewsFirst: https://bit.ly/2VfJi3H



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.


Read more at IPI Singapore: https://bit.ly/2RENkjI



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.


Read more at Star Malaysia: bit.ly/2UvM0S3



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.


Read the full article on NewsFirst: bit.ly/31KRJFL



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.


Read the full article on DailyMirror: bit.ly/2uCiuzR


Increasing the value of Sri Lanka’s export catalogue, Ceylon Graphene Technologies (CGT), a joint venture between the LOLC Group and Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC), would be intensifying their value added graphene exports. The company which is 85% owned by LOLC, is Sri Lanka’s first graphene and advanced material company.

Read the full article on DailyNews: bit.ly/2UE1fsx

The launching event of MagGenome DNA extraction kit was held on 30th January 2020 at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka. The nanotechnology-based DNA extraction kit was co-developed by Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) in collaboration with MagGenome Technologies Pvt. Ltd. This is the first time a Sri Lankan technology has been used in a nanotechnology-based genomics product at commercial scale.



A project on dye from tea waste headed by Prof. Vinitha M. Thadhani, a Senior Research Scientist attached to SLINTEC has enabled PECL, Unilever, and DYNAWASH to obtain best sustainability project awards 2019 awarded by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.


Read the full article on adaderana.lk: http://bit.ly/2uqdLAS



The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC), a pioneer in nano and advanced technology and research has developed an advanced oil-water separator to remove hazardous liquid waste from water, a cleanup process that could save billions of dollars to the economy, a top official of the Institute told the Business Observer on Friday.


Read the full article on Sunday Observer: http://bit.ly/33YdiTk



SLINTEC has appointed Biman Liyanage as Country Representative for China. Biman is a researcher, Inventor and a serial entrepreneur specialized in Affective computing and smart material based advance wearables.


Biman has collaborated with multiple Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Intel, Tencent, Porsche, Daimler, Volkswagen, CCTV etc. In 2015, Biman held a TEDxBeijing talk on the topic ‘Innovation is Easy’ and was selected as one of the 200 future leaders from St Gallen Symposium in Switzerland 2016. He was also nominated for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia for the Class of 2017 as well as Forbes China Class of 2017 in the field of Healthcare and Sciences.



We are pleased to welcome Biman on board and we are certain he can use his skills and talent in making SLINTEC reach new heights..


#SLINTEC #China #Technology




Global Seafoods Ltd. (GSF) has signed a research agreement with the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) to develop and introduce a sustainable fish and seafood packaging solution, which will replace Styrofoam. 


SLINTEC has engaged with GSF for this research project to address the Styrofoam problem by introducing a new biodegradable packaging material. GSF is committed to sustainability, sourcing and processing seafood responsibly to protect the natural resources while delivering Freshness and Food Safety to the consumer. 


Two of SLINTEC's technologies - High Efficacy Nano-sulfur fungicide and Titanium-Based Hydrophobic Coating with Self-Cleaning, UV-Blocking, Antifogging Properties - are now on offer at IPI Singapore.

Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI) was established under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry. IPI is a global technology transfer platform that focuses on industry needs and translates their innovation objectives into specific technology requirements to enable enterprises to develop new processes, products and services.

Launched in March 2019, the SLINTEC Startup Engine v2.0 revolves around research into material science and nanotechnology. The Engine has two main components. They are the Incubator and Accelerator. The Accelerator is where completed projects are allocated to any entrepreneur who is interested in taking that project to the next level.


Apply for Slintec Startup Engine v2.0 here


Read more on ReadMe: https://www.readme.lk/slintec-startup-engine-2-0-2019/