Investors open to tap UPLB biotech facility
(The Philippine Star, December 3, 2012)
MANILA, Philippines - Investors in the manufacture of biotechnology products for agricultural use can take advantage of the improvements in the biotechnology plant of the country’s premier agriculture university to service their research needs.
During the recently-concluded business forum hosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Los Baños, Laguna, officials of the University of the Philippines Los Baños announced that Phase 1 of the rehabilitation of its Biotech pilot plant is nearing completion.
DOST Opens UPLB Biotechnology Plant
By EDD K. USMAN (Manila Bulletin, November 29, 2012)
MANILA, Philippines --- The Biotech Pilot Plant for the Philippines' involvement in biotechnology (biotech) research for new products, was inaugurated Thursday at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna.
The plant has a Fermentation Engineering Service Laboratory (FESL), with its building and old equipment rehabilitated at a cost of P25 million, about a half of the P58 million budget for research and development (R&D) fund of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD).
Science Projects of Agusan Sur National High School Conducted at BIOTECH Win Awards
A ‘partnership’ of the Antibiotics Laboratory of BIOTECH-UPLB and the Agusan Sur National High School has been prts that its studeoducing winning science projects. Already, the school has garnered 24 awards from the eight investigatory projecnts have conducted at the Biotech laboratory.
According to BIOTECH’s director, Rey Ebora, these awards were won from various science research competitions from the Division Level, Regional Congress, IntelDepEd National Science Fair, and even international competitions.
From the mentoring of BIOTECH researchers, Ms. Teofila O. Zulaybar and Ms. Irene A. Papa and laboratory technician Mr. Bernardo Mercado, the students develop quality science investigatory projects worthy to be presented even in international scientific conventions.