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PEN (OTCQB: PENC) has announced the launch of a graphene-based product to be used in the production of nuclear pharmaceuticals. These pharmaceuticals will be used as diagnostic imaging biomarkers.

PEN (OTCQB: PENC) has announced the launch of a graphene-based product to be used in the production of nuclear pharmaceuticals. These pharmaceuticals will be used as diagnostic imaging biomarkers.
According to the press release:

Patients are given these pharmaceuticals when undergoing Positron Emission Tomography (PET) which is a molecular imaging system that provides clinicians detailed information about diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders and cardiovascular disease.
The new product is a thin carbon foil made of layers of graphene for use in cyclotron accelerators that produce nuclear pharmaceuticals. Developed at the Company’s Applied Nanotech Inc. subsidiary in Austin, Texas, the new graphene foils were part of a DOE Phase II SBIR effort to develop carbon foils for next generation ion beam accelerators. The graphene foils can serve as either stripper foils or extraction foils, both of which are integral to the operation of ion beam accelerators.
“Our new graphene foils are a perfect example of how Applied Nanotech is leveraging research supporting U.S. government priorities into new business opportunities,” said Dr. Scott Rickert, CEO of PEN Inc. Dr. Richard Fink, President of Applied Nanotech noted: “Our team has over 15 years of experience and know-how in the field, including our US Patent No. 6,819,034 that describes the application of graphene in the form of carbon flakes.”

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