Large-scale production of graphene-based technologies

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Following its seed investment of £2.9million announced earlier this year, Paragraf, the graphene technology development company, has opened an R&D facility in Cambridge.

The site represents a turning point for graphene-based technologies, according to Paragraf, which it hopes will drive large-scale development of mass-market, graphene-based electronic devices.

Paragraf says its proprietary production technique overcomes the quality, contamination and reproducibility barriers faced by other graphene production methods. The customised equipment at the Cambridge facility will also allow Paragraf to convert its laboratory research into novel products, including next generation sensors, solid state electronics and energy storage cells.

Paragraf’s aim is for this site to become a global centre of excellence for 2D materials-based device research, development and exploitation. The location close to the University of Cambridge (from which Paragraf spun out in 2017), supports the strong links that exist between the organisations. Paragraf is also working with a new academic partner, Queen Mary University, London, to further accelerate R&D.

The company will now focus on the delivery of its first major product, an ultrasensitive graphene-based electronic device. In parallel, Paragraf is progressing its first strategic partnerships, utilising collaboration to drive rapid market entry.