Baiya’s CEO was interviewed on CNBC’s “Managing Asia” about “A Thai start-up is working on a Covid vaccine — using tobacco leaves”

The start-up, founded by Dr. Suthira Taychakhoonavudh and Dr. Waranyoo Phoolcharoen in 2018, has been working on a vaccine using the leaves of an Australian tobacco plant.

Suthira, a 37-year-old lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, told CNBC’s “Managing Asia” that she and her team of scientists want to “make a difference” in changing Thailand from a vaccine importer to a vaccine maker.


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Baiya Phytopharm is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focused on strengthening health security for all people using the BaiyaPharming platform protein for therapeutics and vaccines. Baiya Phytopharm’s plant-based technology is a cutting-edge solution that is quick, simple, and scalable; aiming to replace biotech fermenters with plants. Our team combines deep technology expertise in plant biotech, pharmaceutical production professions and clinical development capabilities to create biologics candidates with high unmet medical needs of the ASIA-Pacific region. We have generated a broad proprietary portfolio of candidates including monoclonal antibodies for cancer or infectious disease and new vaccines for neglected tropical diseases.