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23 June 2021

Tabuk City, Kalinga – As part of the collaborative project to establish an Analytical Laboratory in the province, DOST-CAR turned over equipment for analysis to Kalinga State University (KSU) - Central Science Laboratory on June 14, 2021.

DOST-CAR Regional Director Dr. Nancy Bantog, in her message, underscored the project’s timely provision of appropriate and accessible laboratory services to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kalinga and nearby provinces in the Cordilleras. “This is a way to decentralize our services and cover the needs of MSMEs across the region,” she explained.

Under the project, DOST-CAR has provided PhP1-M worth of equipment (such as Circulating Water Bath, Oven Binder, Burettes, among other laboratory devices) and will organize a series of capability-building activities (such as trainings and workshops) for laboratory personnel. The facility will stage preliminary and confirmatory tests on food and non-food products prior to commercialization and mass production.

DOST-CAR notes that these Science, Technology and Innovation initiatives among concerned agencies will continue to enhance industry competitiveness and provide accessible and continuous services in empowering researchers, MSMEs and other stakeholders in the locality.//Christian Robert Sandoval

KSU turnover of lab equipment from DOST CAR

PERFECT CHEMISTRY. DOST-CAR partners with the KSU to deliver laboratory services in Kalinga and nearby towns through the Analytical Laboratory. (In center, on screen) DOST-CAR Regional Director Dr. Nancy Bantog during the ceremonial turnover of the laboratory equipment on June 14, 2021 with (4th from right) DOST Provincial S&T Director for Kalinga Jasmin Donaal, (2nd from left) KSU President Dr. Eduardo Bagtang, (1st and 2nd from right, respectively) KSU-CSL Project Leader Dr. Bernadette Aggabao and Director Helen Bais,, (1st from left) Information Officer and representative of Kalinga Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang Regino Wacas and officials of the KSU.