On 27 February 2009, BIOTEC/BRT (Biodiversity Research and Training Program) and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) signed a technology licensing agreement with Good Guy Group Co., Ltd. and Natural Herb Product (Thailand) Co., Ltd. The agreement grants the companies the exclusive right to mass produce and market the clove and cinnamon oil formulation for fumigation of house dust mites.
Product sample in a spray canister (left); samples of clove (top right) and cinnamon (bottom right)
With funding support from BRT, the research project was performed by KMITL research scientists led by Dr. Ammorn Insung in 2008, to find an optimal formulation of herbal oils for dust mite control. A patent for this invention was filed in Thailand in late 2008.
Posted on 4 March 2009.