DOST urges scientists to join iSTART program
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is urging scientists and engineers to help in guiding investors setting up shop in identified growth areas by joining the Innovation, Science, and Technology for Accelerating Regional Technology-based (iSTART) development program.In a message over the weekend, DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said the agency is recruiting scientists and engineers to serve as consultants to possible investors.The iSTART program aims to support the development of local government units (LGUs) by accelerating regional growth through science, technology, and innovation. "There are already S&T experts and experienced persons from the industry who expressed interest to serve in the program and support iSTART," he said.He added that preliminary discuss...   read full story

FACE MASK NG DOST PASADO SA WHO
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
PUMASA sa ipinatutupad na guidelines ng World Health Organization (WHO)  ang bagong develop na face mask ng Philippine Textiles Research Institute (PTRI) ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Ayon kay PTRI Director Celia Elumba, isa sa kontribusyon ng DOST sa panawagan ng pamahalaan para sugpuin kumakalat na Covid-19 sa bansa ang binuong bago at mas kapaki-pakinabang na face mask. Sinabi ni Elumba na ang re-wear face mask ay gawa sa mga fabric na water repellent. Aniya, ginawa ito ng dalawang manufactu­rers kung saan ang isa ay para sa lokal na merkado habang ang isa naman ay para sa pang-export. Idinagdag pa ng opisyal na sumasailalim ito sa testing upang mas masiguro na nakasunod sa ipinatutupad na panuntunan ng WHO. Nabatid na ang re-wear o re-usable, washable, re-weara...   read full story

DOST-10 unveils local invention to disinfect bacteria on facemasks
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020
The Parazapp UV Disinfection Cabinet invented by Engr. Elpidio M. Paras. (DOST10) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 26 – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-10 recently evaluated the efficiency of a local invention made to disinfect facemasks. Engr. Elpidio M. Paras, CEO of Parasat Cabl...   read full story

FACE MASK NG DOST PASADO SA WHO
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
PUMASA sa ipinatutupad na guidelines ng World Health Organization (WHO)  ang bagong develop na face mask ng Philippine Textiles Research Institute (PTRI) ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Ayon kay PTRI Director Celia Elumba, isa sa kontribusyon ng DOST sa panawagan ng pamahalaan par...   read full story

Five finalists compete for the 2020 NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists
Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020
TAGUIG CITY, June 24 -- The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will conduct the paper presentation of the 2020 NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists on June 26, 2020, Friday, at 9:00 AM with a live broadcast on the NAST PHL Facebook Page. This year, five (5) exempl...   read full story

DoST reports innovative firms fare better during pandemic
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Greenlife’s best-selling Organic Virgin Coconut Oil can be utilized for cooking or blended into cosmetic products like soap, lotion and shampoo. The company also produces coconut nectar syrup in bottles and coconut sugar in tetra pak. DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DoST) Secretary Fortun...   read full story

Polio survivor develops foldable crutches with help from DOST
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
A Filipino polio survivor has developed a foldable crutch system or “Adaptive Crutch” that utilizes a button for easy folding, features height adjustment and can be used by Persons with Disability (PWDs) who suffer from lower body paralysis. (DOST / MANILA BULLETIN) Inventor James Camacho said...   read full story

DOST, RITM prepare study on transmission pattern of COVID-19
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020
The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) together with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) will begin its study on the transmission pattern of COVID-19. The agency said that the P4.985 million project is a prospec...   read full story

T.I.P. and Vents for Philippines secure DOST grant for ventilator project
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: With this grant, the Technological Institute of the Philippines is set to produce five units of its prototype design that shall undergo further calibration and testing in government-recognized testing facilities T.I.P. engineers and Vents for PHL collaborators at the T.I.P. TechnoC...   read full story

DOST develops collapsible house, eco-friendly septic system
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020
MANILA - The Department of Science and Technology on Thursday revealed newly developed products and technologies to help government prepare for and respond to disasters. One such product is a collapsible house called "F-Shelter," developed by Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST...   read full story

DOST, UP-PGH to conduct convalescent plasma transfusion as possible cure for COVID-19
Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020
The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), together with the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), will be conducting a project on convalescent plasma transfusion as possible therapy to prevent disea...   read full story