'Supermaterial' graphene could change medicine


Graphene, a thin layer of tighly packed pure cabon atoms, is often talked about as a “supermaterial” that is poised to change the way we live.

From the simple convenience of charging your electronic gadgets in seconds to the development of faster internet networks and more efficient water filtration systems, the list of its potential uses are endless.

But a lot of these future possibilities hinge on the ability to produce graphene at a high enough quality to be applied to the kinds of lofty aspirations mentioned above.

Victoria Tsai is the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Tech R&D at Graphene Frontiers, a company based in Philadelphia. The company is currently in the midst of both aiding in the development of high quality graphene and also pioneering its use as a medical diagnostic tool.