National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) held its annual conference (NAC2012) at Thailand Science Park from 24 – 28 March 2012 under a theme “S&T Knowledge: Key to Effective Disaster Response”. The opening ceremony of NAC2012 was graciously presided over by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on 23 March 2012.
In the exhibition zone, BIOTEC displayed an integrated technology for soil salinity treatment, the role of microorganisms in flood water treatment, multiplex-LAMP technology for bovine embryo sex determination, Thai Science Biodiversity: an integrated database on biodiversity resources, and rice biotechnology.
Several of BIOTEC innovations were presented in the investor zone, namely: ENZbleach: An alkaline-tolerant enzyme for pulp bleaching process, continuous microalgal culture system, portable testing equipment for heavy metal in environment and industrial waste, breath analyzer for diabetes, and antimalarial drug counterfeit testing kit.