CEO: Philly is a Hive of Innovation Activity. So How Can We Cross-pollinate?

By Mike Patterson, CEO, Graphene Frontiers Philadelphia has the ability to rewrite the rules on collaborative innovation. While knowledge used to be power, it is now knowledge-sharing that can create a long-term, sustainable ecosystem of growth. If University City is a ‘hive’ of innovation, there’s no queen bee – it’s an orchestrated network of worker…

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Meet Philly’s Supermaterial Maker: Graphene Frontiers

Editor’s note: This story appears in the Philly Tech Week 2015 program and magazine. Stories from the magazine will be published online this week. Register for Business Track Dayat #PTW15 for more insights from area entrepreneurs. What’s thin, flexible, transparent, highly conductive, ten times more durable than diamond and won a Nobel Prize back in 2010? That’s right,…

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Japanese Researchers Study Carbon Nanotubes with Drug Delivery Applications

March 31, 2015 | By Varun Saxena Researchers across the world are scrambling to invent new technologies made out of graphene, perfectly flat sheets of carbon atoms that are only one atom thick. For instance, South Korea’s Samsung is developing foldable screens made out of graphene, while the European Union is devoting €1 billion ($1.1 billion)…

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Synthetic Material Opens Frontiers in Medical Diagnostics

Posted on March 25, 2015 by rbadmin in Innovation City  By Patrick Doherty This University City startup is exploring and exploiting the properties of a material that’s stronger than steel and nearly transparent.        Imagine being able to get tested for dozens or even hundreds of diseases simultaneously, all from a single drop of…

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Pushing the Frontiers of a New Material: Graphene

A short video about the innovative company, Graphene Frontiers, and its cutting edge technology for manufacturing graphene material for industry. Graphene is the Nobel Prize-winning, next generation, wonder material, because it is exceptionally thin, strong, transparent, and conductive. It has been called “the miracle material of the 21st century”. Graphene Frontiers is a leading company…

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The Cutting Edge

June 10, 2014 philly.com/Philadelphia Inquirer In a University City laboratory, Mike Patterson recently shared his thoughts on the potential impact of the business he has helped launch. In doing so, the CEO of Graphene Frontiers demonstrated an unapologetic inability to understate. “This is changing-the-world stuff,” Patterson said. Read more…

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University City Science Center a hub of ingenuity in Philadelphia

Jan 9, 2014 6ABC In the incubator of the University City Science Center, more than 30 companies are assembling the plans to improve planet earth. . . . Graphene Frontiers is developing ways to bring a Nobel-prize winning technology into the mainstream. “We’re actually producing Graphene at a large scale,” said Victoria Tsai, Graphene Frontiers.…

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High Quality Graphene Could Soon Be Produced in Bulk

October 4, 2013 IEEE Spectrum Back in September, the National Science Foundation awarded $744,600 to a University of Pennsylvania graphene start-up called Graphene Frontiers. The money is intended to help the young company ramp up a new manufacturing technique for producing graphene in a roll-to-roll process, which could enable large-scale production of high-quality graphene. The…

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