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Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences

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Industry  Life sciences
Website  www.tcels.or.th
Founded  2004
Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences
Headquarters  22nd Floor CMMU Building 69 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road Samsen Nai, Phayathai Bangkok 10400 Thailand

The Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) was founded in 2004 by the government of Thailand. TCELS is a public organization under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Technology. TCELS has the responsibility of providing a link between innovation in life sciences and investment, and spurring domestic and international partnership in the life science business in Thailand. As of March 2017 Dr Nares Damrongchai is the CEO.

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History

TCELS was founded in 2004. Initially, TCELS was established as an organization under the umbrella of the Office of Knowledge Management and Development (OKMD), which houses a group of public organizations under the supervision of the Office of the Prime Minister. On 27 May 2011, TCELS was elevated to a public organization under the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Mission

  • Support and develop the life sciences business and industry
  • Promote and support innovations, research, and knowledge related to the commercialization of life sciences products and services
  • Develop and support the necessary infrastructure and human capacity for life sciences business and industry
  • Create a strategic plan for developing life sciences business and industry
  • Serve as the coordination center for facilitating cooperation among domestic and international organizations for life sciences business and industry
  • Serve as Thailand’s life sciences business information and knowledge center.
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

    A key project is pharmacogenomics. TCELS supports the Medical Genomic Center to promote awareness of this diagnostic tool.

    Natural products

    TCELS has supported a project with the aim of developing new products from Hb extract, Hevea brasiliensis. The research is conducted by a team from Prince of Songkhla University.

    Biomedical engineering

    TCELS conducts projects in medical robotics, medical devices, and operates the Advanced Dental Technology Center (ADTEC).

    Medical services

  • Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies Program
  • Automated Cell and Tissue Production Plant
  • References

    Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences Wikipedia


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