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    Chulalongkorn University Signs Agreement to Transfer “Water Quality Test Kit” Technology

    On April 9, 2024, on the 2nd floor of Chamchuri 4 Building, Prof. Dr. Kaywalee Chatdarong, Vice President for Strategic Planning, Innovation and Global Engagement, Chulalongkorn University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Prapruddee Piyaviriyakul, Associate Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Sirakarnt Dhitavat, Director, VBC Kit Tech Co., Ltd., and Dr. Teerapong Yata, Assistant Dean for Research Innovation and Entrepreneur, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, signed an agreement to authorize the use of the “Water quality test kit” technology owned by Chulalongkorn University to VBC Kit Tech Co., Ltd. VBC Kit Tech is a spin-off company of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, established to conduct research, develop, produce, and distribute water quality test kits.

    The signing ceremony for the agreement to authorize the use of the “Water quality test kit” technology was organized by CU Innovation Hub and VBC Kit Tech Co., Ltd. Asst. Prof. Dr. Prapruddee Piyaviriyakul gave a welcome speech and introduced VBC Kit Tech Co., Ltd.

    The “Water quality test kit” technology was developed following a major disease outbreak in shrimp farming in 1998. One cause of the outbreak was the unsuitable water quality. Hence, the Biochemistry Unit at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, under the leadership of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikom Chaisiri began researching and developing an inexpensive, and easy water-quality test kit for farmers, which has been continuously used until today.

    Following Chulalongkorn University’s policy to support faculties in applying their research for practical use and economic recovery from the COVID-19 situation, the Biochemistry Unit has established VBC Kit Tech Co., Ltd. Currently, VBC Kit Tech has produced a total of 14 water quality test kits, as well as over 10 products for the health of humans and animals, all of which are backed by research. The company is committed to developing new products to meet the needs of animal owners.

    Read more on: https://www.chula.ac.th/en/news/158519/