Filipino inventor establishes next-generation pharma firm


Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (second, from right), graces the soft opening of Bauertek Corp., together with its General Manager Dr. Richard Gomez, Mayor Anastacia Vistan and inventor Francisco Pagayon.

Renowned Filipino scientist and inventor Dr. Richard Nixon Gomez realized his 10-year endeavor with the establishment of the Bauertek Corp.—a 100 percent Filipino-owned research, development and production facility for all-natural herbal supplements which are three generations to four generations ahead of the norm.

The concept of the project started with a high-school project of his son in 2009. The family later on decided to register IT for patent and then introduced IT to the market. This embraces their company motto: “ImbensyongPinoy, GawangPinoy.”

Bauertek Corp. was inaugurated during a soft-opening ceremony on December 16. It was attended by guests, such as Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña as the special guest of honor; Francisco “Popoy” Pagayon, president of the Filipino Inventor Society Producer Cooperative; Mayor Anastacia R. Vistan of Plaridel, Bulacan; among others.

After the ceremonial ribbon-cutting, Gomez led the guests for a special tour of the facilities in the newly constructed Bauertek building.

Bauertek Corp., which is in Sitio Kabilang Bakod, Santa Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan, is a pharmaceutical facility dedicated to producing world-class and Food and Drugs Administration-approved food supplements.

One of its products, PiCur, is the first and only Philippine made food supplement that is approved by the German government for over-the-counter selling.

The company plans to partner with various government agencies in order to provide benefits for the local farmers, from which it acquires its plant raw materials.

Instead of importing plant raw materials, the company plans to work with Filipino-owned plantations and government-managed growing areas, such as the 1000-hectare herbal plant farm in Isabela State University.

The Department of Science and Technology is also expected to play a major role in terms of providing technology needed, as well as equipment and machinery in order to convert the locally produced plants into globally acceptable products.


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