UK Graphene Open for Business with Asia
News Jun 23, 2015
The UK exhibit will promote the collaborative approach between material and technology providers, world class universities and government backed laboratories and innovation centres between the two regions.
Ray Gibbs, CEO for Haydale commented “Korea is a major potential market for our enabling functionalised graphene technology. Graphene is regarded as the next “big thing” in Korea and we believe our technology and UK expertise can make a significant impact. Since entering into our sales and marketing agreement with planarTECH in Korea last August we have met a number of progressive Korean companies and this exhibition will further increase our exposure to the Nano community in Korea.”
Haydale is in the process of establishing a wholly owned subsidiary in Korea, located in Seoul. Initially the company will be a sales and marketing office managing local sales and support. Thereafter a centre of excellence will be established to include a Haydale reactor offering both functionalisation and advisory services to customers in the region.
Mr Gibbs added “Our attendance at NANO Korea and the establishment of a new office in Seoul are evidence of Haydale’s focus on the Asian region for the development of new products. Our office opening is an exciting development in the push to globalising our enabling functionalised graphene technology and is another milestone in the delivery of our strategy to establish centres of excellence across the globe”.
Nanoparticles show great promise as diagnostic tools and drug delivery agents. But until now, most nanoparticles had to be injected into the bloodstream because they weren’t absorbed well orally. Now, researchers have modified nanoparticles to improve their uptake in the gastrointestinal tract.