Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences

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Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences
ศูนย์ความเป็นเลิศด้านชีววิทยาศาสตร์
TCELS
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Public organization overview
Formed2004
Typeresearch institute
JurisdictionGovernment of Thailand
HeadquartersPhaya Thai, Bangkok, Thailand
Public organization executive
  • Nares Damrongchai, CEO
Parent departmentMinistry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
Websitewww.tcels.or.th

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 Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. 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.

History[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Mission[edit]

  • 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.[1]

Focus areas[edit]

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology[edit]

A key project is pharmacogenomics. TCELS supports the Medical Genomic Center to promote awareness of this diagnostic tool.[2]

Natural products[edit]

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.[3]

Biomedical engineering[edit]

TCELS conducts projects in medical robotics, medical devices, and operates the Advanced Dental Technology Center (ADTEC).[4]

Medical services[edit]

  • Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies Program[5]
  • Automated Cell and Tissue Production Plant[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Mission". TCELS. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Pharmaceutical / Medical Biotech / Biotech Industry". TCELS. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Herbal/Cosmeseutical Industry". TCELS. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Medical Devices / Bio Medical Robotic". TCELS. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Medical Services". TCELS. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  6. ^ "The New Age of Life Sciences in Thailand; TCELS: Shaping the Future of Thailand's Life Sciences Industry" (Advertisement). Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS). Retrieved 26 January 2017.

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