On 12 September 2013, a licensing agreement of portable dissolved oxygen test kit, called 3 Minute DO Test Kit, between BIOTEC-NSTDA and Eco Scientific Co., Ltd. was signed in the NSTDA Investors’ Day 2013. Representing BIOTEC and Eco Scientific at the ceremony were Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara, BIOTEC Executive Director and Ms. Petcharin Ruamsuk, CEO of Eco Scientific, Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, President of NSTDA as a witness.
The 3 Minute DO Test Kit was developed by Dr. Srung Smanmoo, BIOTEC researcher at Bioresources Technology Unit. The kit can give accurate quantitative result of dissolved oxygen concentration in the water with a simple 3-min procedure.
“This invention is a result of the collaboration between BIOTEC and Eco Scientific with an aim to develop high-quality portable dissolved oxygen test kit for commercialization in response to customer need,” said Dr. Kanyawim.
Ms. Petcharin added that, “there has not been portable dissolved oxygen test kit produced in Thailand yet. The kit invented by BIOTEC is of high quality, but less expensive compared to imported ones. Our company is proud to acquire this technology and make it available to Thai consumers. Production will commence next year, starting at 100-200 tests/month. Apart from domestic market, Eco Scientific is looking into an export market in the near future”.
Posted on 17 September 2013