Seaweed capsule shell and stem cell receive attention at RITECH EXPO 2019

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The visitors observe the results of Universitas Airlangga innovative work. (Photo: By courtesy)

UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga participated in the annual RITECH EXPO 2019 Research and Innovation Exhibition at Puputan Field Denpasar, Bali from 25 to 28 August 2019. The products exhibited by UNAIR were from Nonikit, Dentolaser, Koniderm, Glucosamin , Stemcell and also the latest product, Seaweed Capsule Shell.

With other national innovations, UNAIR’s product at RITECH EXPO 2019 received great attention from visitors. Stem cell and seaweed capsule shells gain more popularity because the two research findings are quite innovative and unique.

Joko Purwanto, one of the staffs of UNAIR Business Development and Incubation Institute (LPBI) attending UNAIR booth said that stem cells and seaweed capsule shells were the items that received the most public attention.

“Many students are curious about seaweed capsule shells, they often ask why using seaweed’s main ingredients and comparison with other conventional capsules,” said Joko.

The seaweed capsule shells developed by a researcher from Universitas Airlangga can be ascertained as halal. Moreover, the capsule shell also utilizes the natural wealth of seaweed which is easily found and abundant in Indonesia. Seaweed capsules shell is part of the Seaweed teaching industry of Universitas Airlangga. Seaweed capsules shell production of Universitas Airlangga can reach one million capsule shells every day.

In addition to seaweed capsule shells, he continued, most female visitors try anti-aging creams made from stem cell research developed at Universitas Airlangga which are claimed to be faster in rejuvenating cells in the body. According to Joko, RITECH EXPO 2019 was considered the right place to introduce the two products to the public before being marketed officially.

“Before we market them, the public must know the definition and benefits of products from UNAIR, therefore, RITECH EXPO 2019 is the place for product promotion and branding,” concluded Joko.  

Author: Faridah Hariyani

Editor: Nuri Hermawan

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