Eldrin De Los Reyes Arguelles, University Researcher I, has been chosen as UPLB's Outstanding Researcher in the Natural Sciences, Junior REPS Category for 2018
Ms. Adora M. de Castro, Lab Tech II, is UPLB's Outstanding Administrative Personnel, Technician Category for 2018
BIOTECH staff and officials celebrate the 2016 UPLB Loyalty Day in full force
Dr. Alcantara has contributed significantly to the implementation of a proactive approach to insect resistance management for transgenic maize in the Philippines.
Dr. Aggangan has contributed significantly to researches on mycorrhizal fungi as an alternative to chemical fertilizers for reforestation species; development and commercialization of MYKOVAM.
The BIOTECH Building, which was initially called the Ferdinand E. Marcos Center for Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology, is located inside the 77.7 hectare Agricultural and Life Sciences Complex at UP Los Baños
BIOTECH products are cost-effective and cheaper alternatives to conventional products, making use of locally available materials which are safer to the environment
Awarding of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Services (QMS) to BIOTECH
Dr. Mercado was awarded as KKP-STI Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension



From Building to Products


In 11 September 1982, the construction of the building which houses what is currently known as BIOTECH UPLB was finished through the Ferdinand E. Marcos Foundation. Now 33 years later almost to the day, the daughter of the former President, Ms. Irene Araneta has come back to BIOTECH. Apparently, after experiencing firsthand the effectiveness of BIOTECH products, Ms. Araneta bought Animal Probiotics, Microbial Rennet and Mykovam on 10 September 2015.

BIOTECH’s Animal Probiotics contain lactic acid bacteria. These products inhibit pathogenic bacteria in the intestines, stimulates the growth of animals and keeps them healthier.

Rennet is a liquid used to coagulate milk in cheese-making. It traditionally comes from an enzyme derived from the stomachs of calves, lambs or goats. The BIOTECH Rennet which is derived from a microorganism can make more cheese from the same amount of milk and with better stability compared to animal rennet.

Mykovam isa soil-based biofertilizer which has a fungi called vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM) as its active ingredient. It is good for reforestation species, fruit trees, some agricultural crops and ornamentals.

BIOTECH UPLB was established to develop cost-effective and environment friendly technologies for the production of goods and services that are comparable or better alternatives to conventional products. The Institute has remained faithful to its mandate.


National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIbiotech logoTECH)

University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, Laguna 403l, Philippines

Tel. Nos. 536-1620, 536-2721, 536-2725; Fax No. (049) 536-2721

Email: biotech.uplb@up.edu.ph, biotech@uplb.edu.ph

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