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.

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.


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.