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Our Story

Helen Co., Ltd was founded more than a decade ago by Dr. Doan V. Nguyen and colleagues when he started designing systems that use desiccant materials to protect rise seeds. Realizing the disadvantages of commercial products, such as silica gel and zeolites, he focused his research on producing a desiccant product that not only displays several times higher moisture adsorption capacity compared to silica gel but also comprises mainly renewable polymers that are safe for use and transport. This product – the first of Helen’s products – was brought to life by fundamental scientific research. The company has been developing significantly since then, with thousand tons of desiccants being sold to protect agricultural products on cargo containers. Dr. Doan V. Nguyen's vision of bringing scientific discoveries to practical applications remains the backbone of the company. 

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Develop research teams lead by experienced researchers and engineers to advance our science and technology.

Collaborate with institutes and companies around the world to share and transfer knowledge and expertise.

Develop products that are the results of our science and technology.

Listen to customers’ needs and build long-term relationships based on dialogue and mutual benefits.


Our business is built on a strong foundation in scientific research and technological development. We have access to state-of-the-art instruments and facilities for synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluation of our products.

We value customers' needs as the most important element. We are willing to go the extra mile to make the difference and to create lasting value for our customers.


Human resource development is the focus of the company. We aim to be a place that is engaging for all staff to develop their professional careers.

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Dr. Doan V. Nguyen, Founder

Dr. Doan V. Nguyen obtained his PhD degree from Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna (WAT), Warsaw, Poland. He sets the vision, creates goals, and makes strategic planning decisions. He develops products and production systems for the company. He is very passionate about promoting excellent scientific research from Vietnam. 

Dr. Tu N. Nguyen, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Tu N. Nguyen is responsible for research activities within the company. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Florida, USA. He has worked at the University of Michigan, USA, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He has authored 50 peer-reviewed research articles published in high-impact scientific journals and is the co-inventor of 5 international patents.

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