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  • ZEN Graphene Health Canada Trebor Rx graphene masks antibacterial

    ZEN supports Canada graphene mask recall

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. said it supports Health Canada's recent precautionary recall of face masks that contain graphene, a 2D material that has been proven highly effective at killing viruses, bacteria, and fungi responsible for a broad range of diseases. Health Canada recently issued an advisory warning that inhaling graphene particles from treated face masks may pose health risks. "Until the department completes a thorough scientific assessment and has established the s...

  • ZEN Graphene antimicrobial graphene SARS-CoV-2 MRSA Dr. Tony Mazzulli

    Graphene shows promise in superbug fight

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Laboratory tests indicate that a small dose of a graphene compound developed by ZEN Graphene Solutions Ltd. is highly effective in fighting antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, including multidrug-resistant variants like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Previous testing carried out by Dr. Tony Mazzulli, microbiologist-in-chief and infectious disease specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and professor in two medicine and pathobiology departments at the... Full story

  • Zen Graphene Solutions Inc. Trebor RX George Irwin graphene nitrile gloves

    Graphene coated surgical gloves coming

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Furthering a partnership to provide frontline medical workers with an extra layer of protection from bacteria, fungi and viruses, Canada-based Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. and Trebor RX are working together to produce nitrile gloves with a graphene-based antimicrobial coating. "We are excited to bring another game changer to the PPE Industry," said Trebor RX CEO George Irwin. "We believe Zen's biocidal coating on gloves gives front line responders and health care associates in... Full story

  • COVID-19 Teck Resources Corning Vollebak Graphene Composites CityU Hong Kong

    Minerals and metals to heal a sick planet

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    2020 was a year many will not forget, from the onset of COVID-19 in the spring, to the subsequent economic instability left in its wake. A silver lining to this challenging year, however, may be the innovations and inventions developed to combat the contagion and bring certainty back into people's lives. Turning to relatively unexplored technologies and chemistries, companies sought the natural antimicrobial powers of "medical" metals and minerals such as the natural... Full story

  • Zen Graphene Solutions Ltd. Greg Fenton Dr. Tony Mazzulli University of Toronto

    Graphene may treat spectrum of disease

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Graphene has emerged as a powerful antimicrobial that can prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses when added to masks, paints, sports gear, and other products. Now, initial tests by a leading infectious disease specialist in Canada indicate that a graphene-based compound may be able to treat a broad spectrum of pathogens that make it past the first lines of defense and into the human body. This graphene-based antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal compound developed by... Full story