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DOST-ITDI inaugurates VIP's Biosafety Level 2+ Laboratory

The Industrial Technology Development Institute, Department of Science and Technology (DOST- ITDI) inaugurates today, 21 October 2021, its Biosafety Level 2+ Laboratory of the Virology and Vaccine Institute of the Philippines (VIP).

DOST-ITDI concludes online talk show with"Pagtatasa ng TNS"

Earlier today, September 6, 2021, ITDI held a virtual concluding event titled “Pagtatasa ng TNS (TekNegoShow)” participated by select industry partners, stakeholders, DOST and other government agencies, and friends who are also advocates of science and technology.

DOST welcomes VIP Balik Scientists

Yesterday, August 13, 2021, Science Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña welcomed aboard the Virology Institute of the Philippines (VIP) Program seven Filipino Balik Scientists during a virtual courtesy call aired via ITDI's Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

VIP game plan in full swing, targets 2023 opening

Having leapt the drawing board, the game plan for the Virology and Vaccine Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines or VIP is now in full swing with DOST Undersecretary for R&D Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara declaring in a DOST Kapihan interview held on May 25, 2021 a target opening of 2023 to 2024.

Dr. Ang is new ATS-ITDI Deputy Director

Earlier today, August 12, 2021, Dr. Zorayda Vazquez Ang took her oath to office as the new Deputy Director for Administrative and Technical Services of DOST-ITDI.

The oath taking ceremony was led and administered by DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña who was joined by Dr. Diana L. Ignacio, Assistant Secretary for Human Resource Management, Management Services, and Special Concerns, and ITDI Director, Dr. Annabelle V. Briones.

MATDEV rolls out new AM services

Inaugurated late last year, the Materials Development Laboratory or MATDEV has started rolling out its additive manufacturing services after its introduction to the public on March 25, 2021.

Riding on the wheels of novelty, MATDEV proposes an energy-efficient and waste-reducing technology. It employs the technology of additive manufacturing (AM), which is how objects are created in 3D printing. It is called additive manufacturing because the build process adds instead of subtracts raw material.

A Hub for Eco-sustainable R&D with MMIC

Inaugurated in February 2021, the Modular Multi-industry Innovation Center (MMIC), dubbed as InnoHub sa Pinas, is the innovation hub catering for product development for the food and pharma-neutraceutical industries. It is a collaboration between ITDI’s Chemicals and Energy Division (CED) and Food Processing Division, offering state-of-the-art equipment under three R&D lines: Nut and Seed Oils Line, Mix Blend Powders Line, and Liquids and Emulsions Line. These equipment may be used in research and development on various innovative products and processes.

Nanoclay from bentonite ore as composite filler

Know more about Nanoclay Production in DOST-ITDI’s #TekNegoShow Special Edition, an off-the-cuff online business talk show on technology, which will air narratives and insights of technology generators, business people, and the consuming public on how they perceive a featured technology.

#TekNegoShow Special Edition can be viewed through ITDI’s Facebook account www.facebook.com/ ITDIDOSTUpdates wIth a weekly Thursday afternoon show date.

Abaca fiber-reinforced boat to set sail

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) developed an abaca fiber-reinforced composite material. It is a green composite material from abaca fiber mixed with the polymeric resin used in producing parts/accessories for the different modes of transportation.

In developing the technology, DOST-ITDI utilized vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) or resin infusion process, an innovative technique in fabricating abaca fiber-reinforced composites in more complex structures for different transport modes such as tricycle roof, fuselage for drones, and boat body.

DOST-ITDI Launches TekNegoShow Special Edition

Earlier today, July 8, 2021, DOST-ITDI launched an online business talk show titled “TekNegoShow” Special Edition via the social media platforms Facebook and YouTube. 

Industry partners, Manly Plastics, Inc. and Optiwhite, Inc., shared their experiences as technology adopters and their perception about ITDI technologies and services.

ITDI Director Briones joins ranks of 2021 Asian Scientist 100

Once again ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle V. Briones brought honor to DOST and the Philippines with her joining the ranks of the 2021 Edition Asian Scientist 100. She received the recognition for designing a mosquito ovicidal/larvicidal trap system aimed at reducing population of second-generation dengue mosquitos in the country. She also received the 2020 Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Applied Science Research last year for the same project.

VIP game plan in full swing targets 2023 opening

Having leaped the drawing board, the game plan for the Virology and Vaccine Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines or VIP is now in full swing. DOST Undersecretary for R&D Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara declared in a DOST Kapihan interview held on May 25, 2021, the target opening of the VIP would be from 2023 to 2024.

Bounty Harvest Farm inks MOA to adopt DOST-ITDI's Vacuum Fried Langka

The DOST-Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) has developed its technology on vacuum-fried langka (jackfruit), for which it has found an adopter, Bounty Fresh Farm. 

CENMACO signs up to filter wastewater in fruit plant

The Central Macaroni Co. Inc. (CENMACO), known for the tropical fruits beverage brands Gina and Luzona, is working with the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) and DOST-NCR the setting up and operate a trickling filter system for the removal of nitrates and phosphates in its wastewater.

DOST contends with Philippine Halal issues

Following a longer pause than expected after WHO declared the COVID-19 disease in 2020 as a pandemic, DOST is visibly boosting efforts on its Halal S&T Program to overcome issues attendant to the industry. On June 29 to 30, 2021, the Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) will be conducting a webcast series on Halal Awareness and Halal Critical Control Points (CCPs).

DOST-ITDI develops nanoclay from bentonite ore

Some of the products derived from nanoclay are biodegradable nanocomposite films for green packaging (food and cutleries); halloysite nanoclay-filled epoxy molding compound for integrated circuit packaging; recycled polycarbonate-layered silicate nanocomposites (PLSN); local bioactive polymer nanofibrous scaffold for tissue engineering; and nanostructures fibrous membrane for wastewater treatment.

Emergency Disinfection System ensures potable drinking water

The DOST-ITDI developed an Emergency Disinfection System (EDS), which helps ensure the availability of potable drinking water during flooding, earthquakes, typhoons, and other catastrophes. With EDS, water-borne illnesses can be prevented, and chances of survival may increase.

DOST-ITDI webcasts MMIC to 12 TASK-assisted firms

The Industrial Technology Development Institute is reclaiming its post in the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry. It will webcast a forum on its newest facility, Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) or InnoHub sa Pinas, on June 25, 2021 via the Zoom Meeting platform.

DOST-ITDI inks pact with new vinegar acetator fabricator

ITDI signed the pact with Lozada Machineries Corporation (LMC), a private company engaged in fabrication of machines/equipment. The licensing engagement is part of ITDI’s promotional strategies which aims to increase the number of local fabricators thus decreasing national dependence on imported equipment.

DOST-ITDI introduces mungbean-coco drink

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) introduces mungbean-coco drink, a refreshing non-dairy, nutritious drink developed from mungbean or monggo and infused with coconut cream for an alternative drink lactose-intolerant consumers.

DOST-ITDI develops isotonic drink for rehydration

The drink helps prevent dehydration, maintains the body’s balance of electrolytes, and supplies energy during or after heavy physical activities. It utilizes coconut water which is very rich in potassium, and contains a considerable amount of sodium, magnesium, and chloride.

ITDI has new Deputy Director for Research

Dr. Christine Marie Capule Montesa is DOST-ITDI’s new Deputy Director for Research and Development. A local of Quezon City, the 47-year old licensed chemical engineer will be formally sworn in before DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña on April 15, 2021.

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