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Aug 17, 2016 4:31 PM ET

Archived: Graphene Frontiers: Our graphene-based biosensor platform will enable diagnostics and assay companies to revolutionize point of care diagnostics

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Graphene Frontiers

Our graphene-based biosensor platform will enable diagnostics and assay companies to revolutionize point of care diagnostics.

Company Summary


Graphene Frontiers has perfected the growth and transfer of single atomic layer graphene films that serve as foundation of our record-breaking biological and chemical sensors. Our platform enables ultra sensitive (femtomolar/PPB), real-time detection for nearly any target molecule. Our all-electronic, chip-scale solution is ideal for multiplexing and field-deployable/point of care applications in the > $15B defense and healthcare sensor markets.

  • StagePrototype Ready
  • IndustryNanotechnology
  • LocationPhiladelphia, PA, USA
  • CurrencyUSD
  • FoundedOctober 2010
  • Employees12
  • Websitegraphenefrontiers.com



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    Michael D. Patterson

    Mike has two prior startups under his belt and spent four years at FreeMarkets developing the diversified manufacturing practice. Mike holds a degree in History of Science from Princeton University and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School. He also completed the Technology Commercialization executive program at Stanford University with Steve Blank, and is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst.


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    A.T. Charlie Johnson, Ph.D.
    Founder, Chairman Scientific Advisory Board

    Charlie is a Professor of Physics, leader of a research group at the University of Pennsylvania, and is known internationally for his work in graphene electronics and carbon nanotube electronics. He was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow (Harvard) and a NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Other honors include a Packard Foundation and Sloan Fellowship. Author of over 130 peer-reviewed articles, he holds two issued patents + 18 other patents submitted.


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    Zhengtang “Tom” Luo, Ph.D.
    Founder, Scientific Advisory Board

    Now a professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Zhengtang invented our core technology and is a cofounder of Graphene Frontiers. He has 10+ years experience in synthesis of carbon nanomaterials and product development for applications in the area of materials chemistry, chemical separation and electronic devices.


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    Bruce I Willner
    Chief Science Officer

    Bruce Willner has over 15 years of experience developing semiconductor materials and devices. Before joining Graphene Frontiers, Mr. Willner held technical lead and management roles at Structured Materials Industries, Inc. Sarnoff, and NREL, where he led programs developing graphene fabrication by chemical vapor deposition, developing photonic devices, integrated photonics technology, and nanoscale materials.


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    AJ Straub
    VP – Business Development

    A.J. has 9 years of business development experience in the advanced carbon and metallurgy industry including leadership positions at Keystone Powdered Metals Co., most recently as Product Engineering Manager responsible for developing and launching new products for automotive OEMs. He holds an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


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    Ryan M Mendoza
    VP – Engineering

    Ryan develops and characterizes carbon nanomaterials including graphene and designs and fabricates graphene and carbon nanotube based biosensors. Prior to joining Graphene Frontiers, he ws an electrical engineer at Lockheed Martin. Ryan holds an MS Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania where his research focused on nanoscale electronics and semiconductor device physics and a BS from University of Southern California.


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    Victoria Tsai, Ph.D.
    Senior Vice President, Business Development and Tech R&D

    Victoria has 9 years experience in basic science, translational, and clinical research. Prior to joining Graphene Frontiers, Victoria worked in Neurology department at UPenn School of Medicine. Victoria has 4 years of consulting experience, working on market entry and business strategy projects for medical device companies. Victoria earned a PhD in Neuroscience from UPenn School of Medicine, and BS and MS degrees in Bioengineering from UPenn.

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