Mexico Joins International Efforts to Fight Covid-19 with Graphene

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Mexico City reported that together with the National Coordination of Civil Protection, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and Energeia Fusion (GRAPHENEMEX) have been working in the production and distribution of graphene face shields to hospitals that care for people with Covid-19 and local governments.

The company Energeia Fusion (GRAPHENEMEX) has been pioneering in this field since 2014, and together with the institutions mentioned above, they have created a graphene mask that has a porosity of less than five nanometers (one billionth of a meter). The diameter size of the coronavirus virus, SARS-CoV-2 is between 80 and 120 nanometers, a size so small that regular plastic isn’t able to filter, but graphene can.

What is graphene?

Here is a visual definition of the “miracle material” discovered by Russian doctors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, which earned them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.

(Graphene Flagship, 2019 Annual Report)

Energeia Fusion (GRAPHENEMEX)

Energeia Fusion is lead by Antonio Miramontes, a pioneer in the research and development of graphene applications, who over seven years ago ventured into a field dominated by Asian and European companies which have focused their efforts on high-end technology and high prices.

Miramontes and his team are currently working to keep up with the production of their highly demanded graphene face shields, keeping hospitals as their number one priority.

These face shields are the best option for doctors and staff dealing with Covid-19 patients, as its graphene nanotechnological barrier blocks the virus completely and avoids bacteria, fungus and virus growth on their surface.

(Energeia Fusion’s Face Shield with Graphene Oxide).

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