Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) represented by the NCTC: NSTDA Characterization and Testing Service Center, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), held a press conference on MOU signing ceremony for scientific instrument analysis and testing between NSTDA and the Advanced Science and Technology, Thammasat University to enhance the bilateral approaches and services.
Dr. Ladawan Krasaechon, Deputy Director of NSTDA and Associate Professor Gasinee Witoonchart, Acting Rector of Thammasat University signed the MOU for scientific instrument testing to enhance the bilateral approaches and services .
Dr. Ladawan Krasaechon, Deputy Director of NSTDA, said, “NSTDA under MHESI is an organization that aims to enhance the practical research, development, design and engineering and promote the human resource development as well as the vital scientific and technological infrastructure with the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) to allow Thai standard to be consistent with international standards through the NCTC, which is a provider of international standard characterization and testing.”
Dr Ladawan continued, “NCTC is the central laboratory of NSTDA that supports research and provide analysis, testing and development services with various techniques (share use-related) which mitigates the redundant burden of NSTDA and Thailand’s investment on equipment. It aims to provide the characterization and testing services according to the standards, support research and high-value product development as the operational center for the development and promotion of scientific and technological characterization and testing services with modern equipment, control of the laboratory quality system to meet the international standard ISO / IEC17025 for the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.”
NSTDA and the private sectors in Thailand Science Park as well as related networks and partners currently focus on the analysis and testing of products for reliability. Thus, the characterization and testing service has been developed with modern scientific instruments providing the international standard accreditation for private and public agencies, including ISO standards, Thailand Industrial Standards (TIS) and other specific standards. NSTDA covers testing instruments for various industries providing support on the studies by researchers and modern scientific equipment and developing high-value products for the public and private sectors in many industries.
“It would be impossible to successfully promote NSTDA’s research, analysis, testing and services to meet international standards without cooperation and collaboration with educational institutions of advanced research centers. This will also increase opportunities to develop the laboratory standards, making Thailand’s research and analysis and testing development meet the international standards and encourage the integration of expertise from various fields which results in products that improve the quality of life and drive the national knowledge-based economy,” said Dr Ladawan Krasaechon, Deputy Director of NSTDA.
Associate Professor Gasinee Witoonchart, Acting Rector of Thammasat University, said, “This MOU signing ceremony with the Advanced Science and Technology, Thammasat University which included for the Center of Scientific Equipment for Advanced Research, Drug Discovery and Development Center, Laboratory Animal Center, Centre of Intellectual Property and Business Incubator which was the central units of Thammasat University that provide services.”
“This cooperation would give opportunities for both organizations on analysis and testing and bilateral cooperation in the development of method and services with scientific instruments, interpersonal knowledge integration. The application of tools and resources could be efficient and flexible in management leading to innovation that will benefit the national development,” Associate Professor Gasinee Witoonchart concluded.