DOST IX releases 5 Million Pesos Worth of Assistance to MSMEs in Zamboanga Sibugay
- Written by Michael Daryll de Leon
The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. IX (DOST-IX) conducted a series of activities on March 06-09, 2018 to promote its flagship program, the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). Two (02) SETUP orientations were conducted – one in the municipality of Kabasalan and another in Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay on March 06 and 08 2018, respectively. Said events were participated by over 60 participants coming from corporations, cooperatives, and other business entities in the province. Also present during the events were officials from the municipalities as well as representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
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45 Bio students to receive scholarship from DOST
- Written by Ian C. Avenido
News, Communication Management Office
45 third year BS Biology students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines – College of Science rejoiced as they were set to receive Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS).
DOST-IX Rubber Testing Lab receives Philippine’s first ISO 17025:2005 Accreditation
- Written by Mary Grace S. Antonio
DOST-IX’s Raw and Natural Rubber Testing Laboratory has been recently conferred the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation by the Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB). The conferment of the said accreditation on January 08, 2018 makes DOST-IX’s laboratory, the 1st and only accredited testing facility for raw and natural rubber in the country.
The Rubber Lab Team hurdled the thorough assessment of its Quality Management System, testing procedures and laboratory staff competencies conducted by the accreditation bureau on August 10-11, 2017. PAB has recognized the facility for complying with the requirement mandated by international standards and has issued the Certificate of Accreditation for a defined scope in Chemical and Mechanical Testing fields. Registered Chemical Technician, Mr. Ruben M. Lim, Jr. and Registered Chemist, Mr. Shadam E. Suganob, were also approved as signatories for the following testing parameters: Dirt, Ash, Nitrogen, Mooney Viscosity, Volatile Matter, Initial Plasticity, Plasticity Retention Index and Color.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is one of the highest standards that a testing laboratory can obtain. It is also the standard that laboratories must be accredited with in order to be deemed technically competent to carry out tests and/or calibrations including sampling, using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods in the specified and listed test scope. Laboratories use ISO/IEC 17025 to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results.
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Ateneo Physics Faculty Receives Funding for Thin Deposition Project
- Written by Ian C. Avenido
Dr. Christian Mahinay, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics and Head of the Vacuum Coating and Plasma Physics Laboratory, shall receive a total of Php 9 million from the DOST-PCIEERD (Department of Science and Technology—Philippine Council for Advanced Science for two projects on thin film deposition. The duration of the projects is from 2017 to 2020:
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