On 23 September 2010, Dr. Virachai Virameteekul, Minister of Science and Technology presided over a press conference introducing a detection device for major viral diseases in shrimp. The device is a real-time turbidimeter, specifically designed for real-time reporting of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) reaction produced from the reagent developed by BIOTEC research team. The real-time turbidimeter, invented by NECTEC research team, is an end-point detection, controlled by a notebook computer and connected by a USB port. The software records and reports the result in real-time every one second. With LAMP reagents, it can detect virus accurately within half an hour. The LAMP reagents currently available are for TSV (taura syndrome virus) and WSSV (white spot syndrome virus). For more information on LAMP reagent, please contact: Shrimp Biotechnology Business Unit (SBBU).
At a press conference: Dr. Virachai Virameteekul, Minister of Science and Technology (5th from right), Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, President of NSTDA (3rd from right), Dr. Pansak Siriruchatapong, Executive Director of NECTEC (4th from right) and Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara, Executive Director of BIOTEC (4th from left ).
Posted on 23 September 2010.