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MoU to Produce Biological Enzyme Products

January 19, 2021-  The BIO-OM Co. Ltd., a Chulalongkorn University spin-off biological technology research company supported by the CU Innovation Hub, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BBGI Public Co. Ltd. to cooperate on the production of Biological Products (Type: Enzymes).

The agreement is to further develop enzyme-based biological products to remove any toxic chemical residue on fruits and vegetables, which will benefit consumers and the food industry.  The products developed will be a spin off from research conducted by Prof. Dr. Alisa Vangnai, Department of Biochemistry, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Jittra Piapukiew, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University.

The MOU was signed by Miss Phinchayut Akrakulsan, Managing Director of BIO-OM Company Limited, and Mr. Kittiphong Limsuwannarot, Chairman of the Executive Committee of BBGI Public Co. Ltd. Prof. Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn, President of Chulalongkorn University, presided over the signing ceremony.

Also present during the MOU signing as witness were Prof. Dr. Chakkaphan Sutthirat, Vice President for Research Affairs, Chulalongkorn University; Mr. Thanarak Phongphatar, representative of CU Innovation Hub; Ms. Suwipa Wanasathop, Vice President of National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and Director of Thailand Science Park; Ms. Chompoonuch Anusardsittikit, Director of Business and Innovation Cluster Development, Thailand Science Park; Prof. Dr. Polkit Sangvanich, Dean of Faculty of Science; and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sehanat Prasongsuk, Head of Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University.

Chula’s encouragement and support for research is excellent for teachers, students, and the public.

Associate Professor Dr. Suchana Chavanich Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University