NSTDA cooperates with N Health to build on their research to expand the excellent service.NSTDA cooperates with N Health to build on their research to expand the excellent service with the hope to make Thailand become the center of health in ASEAN. National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology, and N Health, an affiliate of Bangkok Dusit Medical Services are now working together and have signed an cooperation on research, product development as well as support of medical services. N Health’s experience and expertise will be used to stimulate the development of product design, materials, and medical services for efficiency purposes and to push forward the practical use in top-notch hospitals in Thailand and foreign countries. The aim is to reduce the importation and to make Thailand the Medical Hub to support the growth in ASEAN. Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, the President of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), states that the cooperation with N Health enables the greatest benefit for the nation as N Health is the top domestic company with the potential and proficiency on medical support, medical instrument management and has a business network with top-level hospitals inside and outside Thailand. There are more than 30 branches in Thailand and also other branches in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Singapore with skilled staffs including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians, logisticians and experienced executives who are ready to provide services. The services include both supportive and administrative services such as Laboratory Services, Biomedidical Engineering Services, Infection Control, Supply Chain Management etc. N Health has a high potential to work together to push forward medical research developed by NSTDA to practical use. The aim is to increase the efficiency of medical supportive services and to apply the research in a practical way, which results in decreasing the budget of importing medical devices from foreign countries and at the same time building competitive capability to lead Thailand into the Medical Hub in ASEAN. Mr. Narongrit Kalaput, the Managing Director of N Health, says that the cooperation with NSTDA will be beneficial and create an opportunity for healthcare industry in Thailand. It will help activate the development of product design, materials, and medical serveices for efficiency purposes. The use of NSTDA’s research and development added by N Health’s more-than-a-decade experience of thorough medical supportive services will urge the practical application in high-level hospitals in Thailand and foreign countries. It is hoped that Thailand will be able to reduce the importation and become the Medical Hub to support the growth in ASEAN. Thailand has imported medical devices which value more than 10 billions Baht per year. If Thailand is able to develop and produce these devices, the importation will be reduced significantly. The possibility of application will be once again taken into considerarion. At the initial stage, research products of medical devices that will be used by N Health to build on are the ceramic dental crowns making technologies by CAD/CAM/CNC, which have been researched and developed by National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), NSTDA and movable 3 dimensional x-ray computers resulted from the collaboaration between National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) and National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), NSTDA. N Health also has a plan to support medical instruments, designed and produced in Thailand, in operation rooms and RFID Tracking System to assist the national healthcare industry in Thailand. Moreover, NSTDA and N Health will work together to develop and determine research questions to improve products and interesting medical services. It will create new solutions or services for the healthcare industry of the nation and produce the research that establishes the innovation truly serves the medical industry.