Graphene flexible films for Sensing & Printed Electronics

Grapheal realizes flexible graphene sensors, digital by design, minimalistic in components,  with capabilities to detect and dose analytes with a simple smartphone. By mastering the entire value chain, from the synthesis of high-quality, low-cost monolayer graphene, to the analysis of digital data, Grapheal is determined to democratize the use of this new, eco-friendly and safe material worldwide, bringing to market disruptive and sustainable solutions for battery-free, sensitive and responsive digital sensors.

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What is graphene?

Graphene is an atomically-thin layer of graphitic carbon that offers a never seen before combination of properties, enabling new possibilities in terms of design and functionality.

graphene
graphene
Conductive
Transparent
Flexible
Graphene
Bio-Compatible

What’s wrong with silicon?

The production of current silicon sensors is still complex and costly, making them unfit for the future consumer IoT.

Silicon-based sensors

Rigid, brittle and opaque
Batch-processed Clean-room operated
High Cost per sensor Not suitable for single-use
Large carbon footprint for silicon refinement & foundry

Silicon-based sensors

Grapheal sensors

Silicon vs Graphene

Grapheal sensors

Soft, flexible and transparent
Processable in any environment & compatible with roll-to-roll printed electronics at a fraction of the cost of Graphene/silicon devices
Low cost sensor suitable for single use disposable product as well as long use sensors
A fraction of the CO2 footprint of silicon

2130.0 kWh/kg

is consumed

during the manufacturing process of silicon wafers

60.0 %

is wasted

during the manufacturing process of silicon wafers

Graphene is the next-generation material for sensing.

Awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010, graphene has given rise to a new field of science (2D nanoelectronics) which is already opening up astonishing new possibilities for a frugal and revolutionary technology. As a two-dimensional, i.e. a volume-less material, electrical currents are forced to flow across graphene surface, optimizing their coupling with the environment, leading to high-precision, versatile sensors that can accurately target trace levels of multiple analytes such as contaminants or pathogens simultaneously.

It only needs
few resources
to produce

It requires very 
low energy 
to operate

It needs fewer
components
to operate

It's connected
wirelessly

Your industry could benefit from it

Virtually any industry where field analytics and diagnostics are key, and current IoT solutions are either not suitable or not economically or environmentally viable.

Agri-food

Agri-food

Renewable Energies

Renewable Energies

Security & Law Enforcement

Security & Law Enforcement

Sports & Wellness

Sports & Wellness

Veterinary

Veterinary

Healthcare

Healthcare

Our expertise

Resulting from more than two decades of know-how in design and fabrication of Quantum Molecular Devices, our R&D team has developed a proprietary technology backed by strong international IP (22+ patents). Our tech is ready to scale.

Chemical sensitive layer

Chemical sensitive layer

Graphene production & integration

Graphene production & integration

Embedded electronics

Embedded electronics

RFID / NFC + UHF

RFID / NFC + UHF

IoT / Mobile App & Cloud

IoT / Mobile App & Cloud

A cutting-edge technology

Graphene on polymer

Graphene on polymer

Monolayer graphene is functionalized to become sensitive to a specific target. Then, when it detects changes in the target, its electric conductivity is modified.

Electrodes

Electrodes

The printed electrodes detect this change of conductivity 
and translate it into an electrical analog current signal.

System-on-Chip (SoC)

System-on-Chip (SoC)

The System-on-Chip computes the sensors signals: it makes 
the data digital and store them.

Antenna

Antenna

The antenna enables wireless communication 
& harvest energy to power the sensors.

A large detection spectrum enabling 
wide multi-probes analytical analyses

Functionalizing graphene with specific receptors allows to target specific biomarkers.

Gases

Ionic strength & pH

Hormones & small molecules

DNA

Proteins & viruses

Bacteria

Gases Ioni Strength Hormones Small Molecules DNA Proteins Viruses Bacteria

Grapheal is already working on POC products with industrial partners for each of these use cases. By manufacturing  true monolayer graphene on flexible substrates, Grapheal enables next-generation sustainable and cost-effective sensor platforms especially when coupled with IOTs . Grapheal’s patented technology is expected to reduce sensor production cost  by 10x and carbon footprint by 5x, thanks to unique materials, processes, and integration. Grapheal partners with industry leaders in their respective fields, such as wound care, wearable technology, and industry Sensors, to bring millions of new products to the market over the next years.

In essence, Grapheal produces unique 
embedded, flexible and portable digital sensors

Innovative Material

Monolayer Graphene-on-polymer

  • Excellent & stable sensing properties
  • Low cost / High Value
  • Biocompatible & non-invasive
  • Roll-to-roll processable
Material X Embedded

Embedded Electronics

System-on-Chip & Antenna

  • NFC & RFID protocols (encrypted, affordable, compatible with a wide range of devices)
  • Energy harvesting
  • Real-time & continuous data acquisition
  • Available data storage

Our products

Discover our first products based on Grapheal's core technology.

Polygraph

Polygraph

High performance transparent conducting films based on monolayer graphene laminated on plastic films. 
Suitable for ITO replacement with numerous applications in Optoelectronics such as Photovoltaics, Smart windows, transparent sensors & flexible displays.

Graphsensor

Graphsensor

RFID UHF gas & water sensors enable on-site detection of trace amounts of pollutants in gases and liquid phases, suitable for environment monitoring, pollution & leak detection as well as process monitoring.

TestNpass

Digital test strips delivering a multiplex, fast and sensitive biodetection for field tests & point-of-care diagnostics. Read more

Graphskin

GraphSkin+WoundLAB

Patches for sweat analysis & Smart bandages 
 for continuous monitoring of 
wound healing. Read more.

Graph La B2centré

GraphLAB

GraphLAB is a testing R&D Instrument dedicated for characterization of Graphene Biosensors. Read More

Phonelink

Thanks to their embedded antenna & system on chip, Grapheal’s sensing line of products enables a seamless display of results and continuous data acquisition in real time & data logging with either local storage or streaming .

Currently addressing use cases in three main industries

Environment
Environment (Air & Water)
Renewable Energy
Renewable energies
Healthcare
Healthcare

The team

Grapheal gathers an experienced and cross-disciplinary team from bio to digital. As a spin-off from a leading research center, Grapheal has been founded by the researchers at the origin of the technology with a clear go-to-market vision.

Executive & Management

Vincent Bouchiat

Vincent Bouchiat

CEO, Co-founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Behnaz Djoharian

Behnaz Djoharian

Co-founder & Chief Digital Officer

Jacques Louis

Jacques Louis

Business Director

Board of Directors

Wim van Criekinge

Wim van Criekinge

Co-founder of 6+ life science startups

Philippe Andreucci

Philippe Andreucci

Co-founder of APIX Analytics & CEO of InjectPower

Jan van den Berghe

Jan van den Berghe

Co-Founder of Novalis Bio-Tech

R&D Team

Leonel Marques

Leonel Marques

Biochemistry

Mohamed Habib

Mohamed Habib

Immunoassays & Clinical studies

Farshad Foroughi

Farshad Foroughi

Electronics & Embedded systems

Virginie Perrot

Virginie Perrot

Sensors

Othmen Riadh

Riadh Othmen

Nanomaterials

Kokoura Mensah

Kokoura Mensah

Physico-chemistry

Anindita Sahoo

Anindita Sahoo

Microelectronics

Our partners and supporters

Grapheal is recognized as a leader by its peers and supported by a number of prestigious institutions.

News

Latest news at Grapheal

2023-11-30

Grapheal showcases innovative sensor solutions at COP28 in the UAE.

Grapheal is showcasing its wireless connected sensors solutions for air, water, and healthcare monitoring at the COP28 in the UAE. Read more.

2023-11-29

Khalifa University UAE Announces Partnership with Grapheal.

Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s  Research and Innovation Centers CMAT & RIC2D  together with Grapheal today announced the first step of a strategic partnership to industrialize and commercialize graphene-based biosensors. Read More

2023-10-17

Grapheal joins EU project for Alzheimer's diagnostic breakthroughs.

Grapheal is participating in a 6M€ research projet supported by the EU's Graphene Flagship for the realization of a novel diagnostic system for early Alzheimer's disease detection. Read more.

2023-03-23

Grapheal listed in Top 100 French Startups for Investment featured in in Challenges' magazine.

Grapheal is selected by Challenges magazine in its 2023 ranking of the best French startups to invest in. Read more.

Mission for the Future 2022

2023-01-06

Grapheal selected in LG NOVA's Mission for the Future Program

Grapheal is among the 40 companies selected for Second Annual Mission for the Future Program organized by LG NOVA. Read more.

Digital InPulse

2022-10-21

Grapheal secures first prize at regional Digital InPulse competition

Grapheal has won the first prize at the regional Digital InPulse competition organized by Comité Richelieu and Huawei France. Read more.

QuickFire Challenge

2022-10-06

WoundLAB wins acceleration award of US National Academy of Medicine

Grapheal’s “WoundLAB” receives a US National Academy of Medicine QuickFire Challenge award of $250,000. Read more.

Pipetting

2022-07-05

Grapheal introduces GraphLAB in collaboration with Graphenea

Grapheal launches GraphLAB, a precision instrument  for characterization of G-FET transistors compatible with the biosensors of Graphenea. Read more.

TestNpass CES 2022

2021-11-10

TestNpass earns prestigious “Best of Innovation” award at CES 2022

Grapheal's TestNpass receives the “Best of Innovation” award at the Consumer Electronic Show of 2022 in Las Vegas. Read more.

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