Since the COVID-19 outbreak emerged in December 2019, NSTDA has been developing innovative healthcare solutions to fight against the disease. As the latest outbreak erupted in December 2020, NSTDA and its partners have presented the following medical devices and healthcare products developed by NSTDA research team to a number of hospitals and health facilities.
- Girm Zaber UV-C Sterilizer is a sterilizing device utilizing UVC at 254 nm wavelength to kill germs present in the air and on object surfaces. The device disinfects rooms and equipment, killing fungi, bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19, within 5-15 minutes. In addition to save time, labor and disinfectant costs, Girm Zaber help minimize the workers’ risk of exposure to coronavirus. Its performance was tested by the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. The product meets TIS 1955/EN 55015 standard as tested by Electrical and Electronic Products Testing Centre (PTEC). Girm Zaber Robot was developed by the National Security and Dual-Use Technology Center, one of NSDTDA’s focus centers. NSTDA and BMF Innotech, the Girm Zaber licensee, donated six Girm Zaber Stations to Rayong Hospital, Chulalongkorn University Laboratory Animal Center and Samut Sakhon Public Health Office.
- Benzion is a disinfectant effective against pathogenic bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. The product is based on an innovation co-developed by NANOTEC and BIOTEC, in which chelating and stabilizing agents were added to enhance the antimicrobial activity of zinc ion. Unisil Group, a licensee of zinc ion technology, gave 64 gallons of Benzion to Rayong Hospital, Public Health Office of Samut Sakhon province, Mae Ramad Hospital and Umphang Hospital in Tak province.
- Safie Plus is a four-ply medical face mask coated with hydroxyapatite-titanium dioxide composites offering 99% protection from PM2.5 (tested by TÜV SÜD), 99% viral filtration efficiency (tested by Nelson Labs) and anti-H1N1 (tested by Mahidol University). Safie Plus was co-developed by MTEC and Assistive Technology and Medical Devices Center (A-MED), one of NSTDA’s focus centers. Safie Plus masks are produced by an ISO 13485 certified manufacturer. A total of 160,000 Safie Plus masks were donated to Samut Sakhon Public Health Office, Mae Ramad Hospital and Umphang Hospital in Tak province, Banphaeo General Hospital in Samut Sakhon province, Sonkhla Hospital and Hat Yai Hospital in Songkhla province, King Prajadhipok Memorial Hospital in Chanthaburi province and Rayong Hospital.
- BodiiRay S is a digital chest radiography system developed by A-MED. BodiiRay S comes with RadiiView software for image processing and viewing and is linked to Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). A unit of BodiiRay S was presented to a field hospital in Samut Sakhon province.