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Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology Pvt Ltd (SLINTEC) and Ceylon Graphene Technologies Pvt Ltd (CGTL) has signed an agreement on 30th November 2020 to conduct research on Electrode based Graphene Biosensors for COVID-19 detection. With the high demand for COVID-19 detection kits, CGTL has partnered with SLINTEC to develop an Innovative solution.

SLINTEC is a public-private partnership between the Government of Sri Lanka and major players in the private sector; namely MAS Holdings, Brandix Lanka Ltd, Dialog Axiata, Hayleys PLC, Camso Loadstar (Pvt) Ltd, Lankem Ceylon PLC, LOLC PLC and Browns & Company PLC. SLINTEC is committed to supporting industries to develop innovative products to meet the demands of the local and international markets using nanotechnology and advanced technology solutions. SLINTEC is also involved in number of innovative solutions for COVID-19.

Ceylon Graphene Technologies Pvt Ltd (CGTL) was established in June 2018 as the first Graphene and Advanced material company in Sri Lanka. With the best quality Graphite in the word being mined from the rich fields of Sri Lanka, CGTL is steadily establishing itself as the manufacturer of high quality Graphene and Carbon based advanced materials.

Author: Himasha Wijesurendra

Business Development Associate at Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology