Akhan looks to use its technology in COVID-19 fight

  • Akhan Semiconductor has filed patent requests to apply its Miraj Diamond nanocarbon materials technology for Biosensing Field Effect Transistor applications, helping to alleviate a bottleneck in the COVID-19 battle.

      Akhan Semiconductor has filed patent requests to apply its Miraj Diamond nanocarbon materials technology for Biosensing Field Effect Transistor applications, helping to alleviate a bottleneck in the COVID-19 battle. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Updated 4/23/2020 11:44 AM

GURNEE -- Akhan Semiconductor has filed U.S. patent requests to apply its Miraj Diamond nanocarbon materials technology for Biosensing Field Effect Transistor applications in virus detection.

The company plans to use its expertise in the manufacturing and design of nanocarbon materials for optics and semiconductor electronics systems to help alleviate the bottleneck in Bio-FET device systems, the company said in a statement.

 

"The major limitations of these Bio-FET systems have been the sensitivity of device structures and the large-scale manufacturability of the semiconductor materials utilized," said Akhan Founder and CEO Adam Khan. "As the global leader in diamond semiconductor, Akhan is uniquely positioned to alleviate these constraints."

Akhan has developed similar breakthrough solutions for customers in the military, defense and consumer electronics industries. The company is exploring partnerships with researchers and businesses working on biosensor applications for diagnostic systems targeting SARS-CoV-2, officials said.

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