Case Study

George Washington University: Graphene-Based Antimicrobial Coating Sent to Industry Partner for Testing


George Washington University first posted their Anti-Microbial Coating Based on Graphitic Carbon Nitride technology profile on IN-PART in May 2017. Shortly after, the R&D team at a developer of environmentally responsible products were alerted to the technology and expressed an interest in collaborating with the university to test the antimicrobial coating. The technology is now being put through its paces in-house by the industry R&D team [company requested to remain anonymous].

The partnership has advanced since the introduction on IN-PART, with the technology having a high potential of being selected for commercialisation. Jerry Comanescu, Licensing Associate at George Washington University, shared an update on the ongoing collaboration:

We have been contacted by […] via IN-PART. We discussed with them on the phone and concluded that it may be a commercialization/collaboration interest. They asked us to provide several grams of the anti-bacterial materials & active water treatment materials so that they can test them. We provided them the materials and are currently waiting for them to perform the tests.”


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