Walailak University’s Patents for Commercially Available Technology
Walailak University has continuously created innovative technology derived from research by faculty and researchers. The Intellectual Property Office of Walailak Science and Technology Park plays a significant supportive role in protecting intellectual property, commercial utilization of technology, developing agreement documents, contract administration, benefits allocation, and enforcement of the right.
In 2021, Walailak staff obtained a total of 15 patents, which included nine patents and six petty patents for various product types. Granted patents were in the food group — food processing, food innovation; in the pharmaceutical group — cosmeceuticals, herbs; in the science group — medical science, biotechnology; in the architecture group — design; in the agriculture group — agricultural technology, fishery. The nine patents were issued to the School of Management and School of Architecture and Design for Nipa Palm vintage lamps, bags, hats, patterns on Sheet Material, Box Folding patterns, Box Folding, and pots. The six petty patents were issued to the School of Allied Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy, School of Agricultural Technology and Food Industry for the formulation of sago palm weevil larvae sheet, Candida krusei Culture medium, wound healing gel comprised of bacteriocin and its manufacturing process, Hydrogel containing Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng extract for night care product, production of conjugated linoleic acid by Lactobacillus plantarum WU-P19 enhanced by induction with linoleic acid and chitosan treatment, In-vitro process of a culture of Streptomyces KB3 to increase the yield of secondary metabolites affected as antibiotic agents.
To highlight, the patent granted to Assistant Professor Doctor Sueptrakool Wisessombat, School of Allied Health Sciences, for Candida krusei Culture medium is a ready-to-transfer technology for commercial use with a contribution to medical science. The development of selective food for Trichophyton Dermatophye resulted in a more straightforward diagnosis of ringworm, more effective treatment, and shorter culturing time.
WU’s Intellectual property can be used commercially and create an advantage for the business with its added value.
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