NSTDA Investors' Day 2013 was held at the Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok on 12 September 2013. The event consisted of seminars given by CEOs of successful companies, investment pitching contests of 10 selected technologies from NSTDA and universities and one-on-one business meeting.This year, BIOTEC highlight was Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV), an entomopathogenic virus, used for controlling beet armyworm. The product can be applied to several plants such as shallot, onion, asparagus mung bean, marigold, orchid, rose and chrysanthemum. Currently, the NPV is produced at Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus Pilot Plant for Insect Pest Control and available for sale.
Apart from NPV, Thailand Bioresource Research Center (TBRC), a new facility to be opened next year, is also introduced to the visitors. TBRC will function as a store-front providing all services for vast arrays of biological material such as microorganisms, plasmid DNA, animal cell lines, hybridoma clones, antibodies and plant cells and tissues, as well as databases containing information relevant to these collections.
NSTDA Investors’ Day is annually organized by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) with an aim to give potential investors access to commercially viable research. The event features the exhibition of research inventions in various fields from Thai researchers including food, agriculture, medicine and energy; as well as business meetings between investors and researchers.
Posted on 16 September 2013