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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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DOST-ITDI holds industry, stakeholder's forum for MMIC

InnoHub sa Pinas is an industrial processing facility with multifunctional/multi-application modular unit operation equipment that can be retrofitted to accommodate different manufacturing lines.


It is built to serve the needs of the food, personal care, and pharma-nutraceutical industries using its three main processing lines for nut/ seed and oils, mix blend powder, and liquids/emulsions which rely mainly on by-products of commercial operations as raw material.

DOST-ITDI to pivot backend innovation through its webcast @ Innohub sa Pinas

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), in its bid to contribute to industrialization and progress through R&D initiatives, will conduct a webcast for its newly opened Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) or InnoHub sa Pinas on March 31, 2021.

DOST-ITDI leads talk on AM technology

DOST-ITDI conducted on March 25, 2021 the AMCen-MATDEV (Additive Manufacturing Center Materials Development) Stakeholders' Forum via the Google Meeting Platform.

ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle V. Briones welcomed guests and participants. She was followed by DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara and DOST Secretary Prof. Fortunato T. De La Peña who delivered their messages.

DOST-ITDI sets MATDEV forum

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) is gathering industry, academe, government, and non-profit organizations in a stakeholders' forum to be held on March 25, 2021, via the Zoom Meeting platform, to present MATDEV Laboratory’s current and future activities on additive manufacturing (AM).

ITDI pursues backend innovation, inaugurates MMIC

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) will be inaugurating the country’s first innovation hub on February 18, 2021. DOST Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña, together with Undersecretary for R&D Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, and ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle V. Briones, will be opening to the public the Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) or "InnoHub sa Pinas" located at the CED and MMIC Building at the DOST Complex in Taguig City.

DOST-ITDI invites Fabricators for Vinegar Acetator Kit

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) is inviting local developers to become licensed fabricators of the ITDI-developed vinegar acetator kit. The move intends to increase the country’s self-sufficiency of local fabricators thereby decreasing dependence on imported equipment.

Which is which, meter or metre?

Can you spot the difference between the words meter and metre? Well obviously, let’s not talk about the spelling. Oftentimes, they are used interchangeably and many are oblivious what they really mean. Did you know that there is indeed an interesting story behind these words? Now, let’s take a sneak peek as we unfold a few pages of history.

   

AMCen-MATDEV Evaluates Air Filter Alternatives for UST Hospitals Ventilators

The UST Hospital sought the help of the AMCen-MATDEV Team of the DOST-ITDI in evaluating the characteristics of alternative types of air filtration materials for their respirators. This was to determine which among the available air filter alternatives has the closest characteristics or performance to the type of filter the hospital typically uses in their respirators and ventilators – critical instruments given this COVID-19 crisis.

 

DOST-ITDI Develops Respirator, Ventilator Parts for Covid-19 Patients

The MATDEV (Multiple Materials Platform for Additive Manufacturing Project) Team, using Fused Deposition Modeling and Markforged Mark Two 3D printers developed the prototype to assist hospitals as they easily run out of respirator valves. These valves connect patients in intensive care to breathing machines.  

 

DOST-ITDI expands distribution of RTE foods/drinks in NCR, other regions

Some 7,000 packets of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods and drinks were distributed by DOST-ITDI to cities in Manila and three other regions as the country continues to fight off the COVID-19 pandemic. Undeterred by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) now in place in Luzon island, DOST-ITDI continues to provide interventions to help our countrymen cope with the challenges as we battle this pandemic. 

DOST-ITDI helps fight COVID-19 with 3D printed face shields

In response to this national emergency, the DOST-ITDI Director Dr. Annabelle V. Briones, through MATDEV Team Leader and Chief of the Materials Science Division (MSD-ITDI) Dr. Blessie A. Basilia, produced 3D printed face shield holders based on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology. This technique enables the fabrication of optimized face shield digital design using thermoplastic filaments. 

 

DOST-ITDI joins frontliners, brings RTE foods to 6 Metro Manila, Davao cities

At a time when most of us are staying at home for safety due to COVID-19, a team from DOST-ITDI’s (Industrial Technology Development Institute) Packaging Technology Division (PTD) braved the streets and their safety last March 26, 2020 and delivered relief foods we call “Pack of Hope” which means that in every pack is a hope to address hunger. 

PDEA, NML round up for “Tamang Sukat Lagi” NML trains PDEA on accurate measurement

In support of its War Against Drugs program, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is rounding up its drugs fighting numbers as 45 of its chemists and laboratory staff from around the country undergo a seminar-workshop on mass metrology on March 2 to 20, 2020 at the National Metrology Laboratory (NML-ITDI) in Bicutan, Taguig City.

Takatsuji, APMP award 2019 DEN to PH :Ebarvia, first Pinay awardee

Dr. Toshiyuki Takatsuji, of the National Metrology Institute (NMI) of Japan and chair of the Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP), awarded the 2019 Developing Economies NMI (DEN) Award to Dr. Benilda S. Ebarvia, Assistant Scientist and head of the Metrology in Chemistry (MiC) Laboratory of the National Metrology Laboratory (NML-ITDI) in rites at Le Montage in Sydney, Australia on December 4, 2019.

Through R&D, DOST-ITDI and Kai-Anya Food, Inc. step up commercial viability of RTE Arroz Caldo

DOST-ITDI was visited by a technology taker seemingly inspired with an idea that has been brewing in her mind for quite a while – that is, to improve her product and hopefully, widen its reach and create its own market niche.