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Graphene Frontiers awarded $745k grant to manufacture ‘miracle material’

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Graphene Frontiers was awarded a $745,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop technology that will make it faster and cheaper to manufacture graphene, the so-called “miracle material” that’s the thinnest material known to man but 200 times stronger than steel.

The University City Science Center-based company, founded in 2011, aims to develop a technology that’s akin to the printing press but for graphene. The company’s technology was originally developed by professors and researchers at Penn and went through UPStart, Penn’s tech transfer business incubator.

Read more on Giga OM.

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