Category: COVID-19

“Nong Fai Chai Gen 3”, A Robotic UV-C COVID-19 Disinfection Lamp Is Now Operational to Keep Frontline Personnel 100% Confident and Safe

The Faculties of Medicine and Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Smile Robotics and King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) have jointly developed “Nong Fai Chai, Generation 3” — a UV-C disinfection lamp that can kill 99.99% of the COVID-19 virus and other germs within 3 minutes, now ready to assist front-line staff.

Decoding the Genes – Chula Applies Genomic Medicine to Diagnosing Rare Genetic Diseases in Thailand

Chula Genomics Research Team successfully cracked the genetics codes of Thai people so that rare, chronic, and emerging infectious diseases can be accurately diagnosed, and effectively targeted while reducing public healthcare costs. Most recently, the team found the genetic factors in Thai people that contribute to the severity of COVID-19, as well many other genetic disorders.

Seniors Should Stay Fit, Body & Mind – Chula Suggests Ways to Exercise Safely at Home to Keep COVID-19 Away

Chula physical therapy specialist invites seniors to exercise to boost their immunity against COVID-19 and stay fit even during home quarantine with easy ways to exercise at home during the lockdown.

“Read Medicine Labels” – How to Safely Use Green Chiretta Against COVID-19

Chula Pharmaceutical Science urges consumers to pay attention to “medicine labels” to choose and use green chiretta (Andrographis paniculata) effectively and safely. They also cautioned that the government should modify the labels, and control the price of herbal medicines that help in curbing the current pandemic.

Chula Marketing Guru Cautioned Entrepreneurs Against “3Ps of Business Taboos” to Survive the Fourth Wave of COVID-19

Chula marketing professor from the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy warned entrepreneurs of the  “3Ps” of things they should not do, and to hang on to their hope. This fourth wave of COVID-19 too shall soon pass.

“Automated Vaccine Filling Machine”, An Innovation from Chulalongkorn University, Helps Boost the Number of Vaccinations by 20 Percent, and Reduce the Workload of Medical Personnel

The Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University has developed an automated vaccine filling machine that can fill AstraZeneca vaccine into syringes with precision, speed, and safety, helping to increase the number of vaccinated people by 20 percent.  The prototype is now operating at Chula Vaccination Center and more machines are planned to be built to support frontline medical personnel in many vaccination centers soon.

First time! COVID-19 Portable Sweat Test Device that Can Yield Instant Results to Support Proactive Screening in the Community

The faculty members and students of the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University have successfully developed, for the first time, a quick and easy-to-use portable sweat test device for COVID-19 to detect specific scents in sweat caused by bacteria.  Sample collection only takes 15 minutes per person, and the results can be obtained in 30 seconds.  The sweat test is now being used in community screening.

“Survival Kit” Relieves COVID-19 Patients’ Anxiety while Waiting for Hospital Beds

Chula Engineering has come up with an idea to help COVID-19 patients handle the crisis of hospital bed shortage and the overflowing number of patients by providing them with “a survival kit” complete with essential items and guidelines for self-care at home, as well as communication channels with officials while waiting for their beds. This is to help relieve the patients’ anxiety and to enable the community to survive the crisis together.

Chula Revamps Its Libraries to Suit the New Normal, Focusing on Cleanliness, Safety and Equal Access

Chula librarians reveal Chula Library’s readiness to unveil its new look soon after being revamped to cope with the pandemic by migrating to online systems, installing a disinfection system, keeping books and spaces clean and adding a variety of services to provide universal and equal services to all users.

Chula produces able graduates who become quality citizens for society.

Prof. Bundhit Eua-arporn President of Chulalongkorn University