The Ministry of Science and Technology will launch science-based products for the business sector during the annual science fair next month.
It is the ministry's attempt to turn research works into practical development.
The research works are to be presented at the NSTDA Investors' Day which will be held on Sept 12 at the Centara Grand CentralWorld.
Wattanasit Pimpao, head of the Alfa Sense research team from the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), said his team would introduce Alfa Sense, which is a portable alpha-toxin (protein toxins produced by bacteria) measurement device that can provide precise results of alpha-toxin contamination.
The machine, which weighs less than 500 grammes, can read alpha-toxin levels through a process involving rapid DNA extraction and DNA amplification.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says alpha-toxin levels in food should not be above 20 parts per billion (ppb).
Researcher Nassaree Benalie said another machine had been devised to help patients rehabilitate their wrists, elbows and lower arms.
He said a prototype had been introduced at Chulalongkorn Hospital.
The next step is to develop the machine for patients living at home.
He said another avenue of research involved developing a herbal medicine that can help smokers kick the habit.
Researchers from the Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, used Vernonia Cinerea L. or mor noi grass, which contains nicotine, to produce a herbal candy.
NSTDA president Thaweesak Koanantakool said he hoped NSTDA Investors' Day will bring positive feedback to researchers who can match their products to investors' requirements.
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