There are around 100,000 tons of seafood remains (i.e. shrimp shells, crab shells and squid pens) discarded each year. Karsidete Teeranitayatarn successfully turned these waste materials into raw materials for a plant vaccine called Omsin. Karsidete spent nine years developing this innovation. At the beginning, he posed the question: “How can we make Thai farmers stop using chemical substances. How can we persuade them to use natural products, for the sake of their own safety, the consumer’s safety, and the environment’s safety?” Omsin is an organic product that can reduce the use of fertilizers by 50%. Even more exceptional, Omsin is able to create conditions for plants to withstand the force all kinds of harsh weather conditions and even pesky insects!
– Graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and master’s degree in Agricultural Research and Development from Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University
– Currently, patent owner, a plant vaccine name “BIG”
– Won a Gold Medal for “Vaccin Pour Plantes” in the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland
– Entitled to be a product distributor in China for three years and generated 80 million baht in sale revenue during the first year