LIGC Application, an Israeli maker of Laser-Induced Graphene filters (LIG), recently announced raising $3 Million in Series A funding. Wuhan-based public listed company Hubei Forbon Technology made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds to scale and manufacture its filters.
Led by Co-founder & CEO Yehuda Borenstein, LIGC Application is offering a scalable approach for producing and patterning porous graphene foam, using a commercially available laser in ambient temperature. Major commercial applications for this technology include air filtration, water purification, printed circuit boards, gas and strain sensors, wound healing, sanitary textile, hygiene pads, water splitting, fuel cell catalysis, and more.
LIGC's technology was developed by Rice University in partnership with Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Israel and was licensed from BGN technologies, the technology transfer company of BGU. It utilizes graphene’s conductivity to run an electric current through the filter.