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 staff and officials celebrate the 2016 UPLB Loyalty Day in full force
BIOTECH products are cost-effective and cheaper alternatives to conventional products, making use of locally available materials which are safer to the environment
The BIOTECH Central Analytical Services Laboratory (CASL) was formally awarded the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation on September 1, 2014. Then UPLB Chancellor Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz together with CASL Staff headed by Dr. Veronica P. Migo and important guests.
The BIOTECH Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms (PNCM) was formally awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation last January 28, 2015. Present were Vice Chancellor Prof. Rex Demafelis, BIOTECH Director at the time Dr. Reynaldo Ebora, PAB-DTI OIC Dir. Ernani Dionisio, PNCM Head Dr. Rosario Monsalud, Chancellor Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., and PAB DTI Mngr – Laboratory Accreditation Perla F. Baje.
BIOTECH welcomes participants of the Enhancing Development of Global Entrepreneur (EDGE) program under the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)

biotech logoThe National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) offers its Research, Development and Extension (RDE) strategies to provide Filipinos with safer, nutritious and cheaper food, medicinal and health promoting ingredients, sustainable and clean industrial technologies, and new/efficient sources of renewable energy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BIOTECH is the premier national research and development (R&D) institution applying traditional and modern biotechnologies in innovating products, processes, testing and analytical services for agriculture, health, energy, industry and the environment.

  Ilocus Sur honors Dr. Aganggan with Fr.Burgos award

Renowned agricultural scientist and BIOTECH’s pride, Dr. Nelly Aggangan, led seven other outstanding sons and daughters of Ilocos Sur who were conferred the coveted Father Jose Burgos Awards in ceremonies held as part of the 7th Kannawidan Festival that began on 27 January and ended on 12 February. Dr. Aggangan was cited for her achievements in the development of the soil-based biological fertilizer, Mykovam, which has contributed to the advancement and promotion of the country’s agricultural sector.


A seasoned researcher in BIOTECH, Dr. Aggangan was instrumental in the improvement and commercialization of Mykovam as a viable alternative to expensive chemical fertilizers for the survival and growth of both agricultural and forest crops. Mykovam is regarded as among UPLB-BIOTECH's most commercially successful products. Aside from her work on Mykovam, she has been commended and recognized for her exemplary work in the areas of agriculture and forestry, notably on her contributions to Mycorhizza Technology, Bioremediation, Forest Restoration and Plant Nutrition.

Gov Ryan Singson together with Vice Gov Jerry Singson and members of the Provincial Board conferred the award to Dr. Aggangan and seven other awardees.

 The conferment of the Father Jose Burgos Award, the most prestigious award for residents- achievers from Ilocos Sur, started in 2008 under the term of then Governor Deogracias Victor B. Savellano which was made as one of the main highlights in the first Kannawidan Ylocos Festival that commemorated the 190th foundation day of Ilocos Sur as separate province by virtue of a Spanish Royal Decree on February 2, 1818.