DOST-PCHRD funds UST study on bacteriophages for food safety
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This summer, one common issue is the rapid spoilage of food due to use of contaminated ingredients or poor handling and preparation of food.
With this concern in mind, researchers from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) explored the use of bacteriophages in maintaining food safety, with support from the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD).
Bacteriophages (BPs) are viruses that can infect and kill bacteria without any negative effect on human or animal cells. They are also considered to be cost-effective, accessible, and able to withstand food preparation conditions, and can have a relatively long shelf life, which are relevant in maintaining food safety.
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DOST-TAPI invites MSMEs to submit proposals for Venture Financing Program
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The Department of Science and Technology - Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) invites enterprises to submit proposals for the second wave of funding support under the Venture Financing Program (VFP).
The Venture Financing Program (VFP) is a program of the DOST-TAPI that accelerates the commercialization of innovative technologies or inventions by providing the necessary funding support to technology-based Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Eligible proponents for this Program are Filipino-owned MSMEs existing for at least three (3) years. They should be duly registered Sole Proprietors or Corporations or Partnerships or Cooperatives with at least sixty percent (60%) of ownership belongs to Filipino citizens.
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Nominations for 2023 SINAG: S&T Innovations in Agri-Aqua Award now open
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Are you an innovator, enabler of a technology, or an adopter that successfully commercialized a technology? This is your time to get recognized!
Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) is now accepting nominations for the 2023 SINAG: S&T Innovations in Agri-Aqua Award.
The SINAG Award aims to recognize the effort of an individual, group of individuals, or organization instrumental in the successful adoption and commercialization of a component technology or package of technologies.
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Modernization bill aims to minimize and prevent casualties and property losses from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
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As we all know, the Philippines is in the Pacific Ring of Fire, where volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are common.
However, probably many of us do not know that the country has 24 active and 27 are potentially active volcanoes. And out of these 24 active volcanoes, only 10 of are being monitored. Moreover, of the 10 monitored active volcanoes only two -Taal and Mayon- have complete monitoring systems.
The human and economic impacts of an insufficiently-equipped active volcano is high. Cabalian Volcano, an active volcano located in Southern Leyte, does not have sufficient monitoring instruments. If its activity is not monitored, 240,000 individuals, and 30 airports could be affected by volcanic ash.
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