Researchers are starting to better understand the antiviral and antimicrobial properties of graphene, which makes it a perfect material to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) like facemasks. But that same technology that makes graphene-enhanced facemasks effective could also be applied to other types of PPE.
Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. is working in collaboration with a number of research teams at various PPE manufacturers to include its antiviral graphene ink into a wide range of items worn by front line medical professionals, including masks, gloves, gowns, and more.
“Based on results so far and our discussions with the team at Western, we are quickly moving to integrate our material into commercial products with partners who wish to increase the level of COVID-19 protection their products currently offer,” said Dr. Francis Dube, CEO of Zen Graphene.
Testing continues as the company works to perfect its formula, with a mask coated in Zen Graphene’s virucidal ink being closely examined after exposing it to the COVID-19 virus. The company says it’s looking for new PPE manufacturer partners who are seeking to infuse their products with the antiviral material.