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By: Demee Angelica S. Ludia

Technology puts to spotlight another technology. In the age of Netflix binge watching, a timely and relevant ‘show’ recently surfaced. It’s tagline- WATCH and learn.

Last February 28, DOST-CALABARZON’s Webinar and Technology Channel (WATCH) opened a seemingly new ‘season’ following almost a decade-long first season run. After hosting a bunch of Food Safety-related webinars, it opened with a premier episode in the form of a Technology Forum on Innovations against Emerging Global Health Threats. What made the premier episode a show-stopper was not just the presence of Dr. Raul Destura, the scientist and inventor of the Biotek-MTM Dengue Aqua Kit and GenAmplifyTM Corona Virus Disease-2019 RT-PCR Detection Kit. This premier episode showed the power of a technology making known another technology.

By: Myrrh Caithlin L. Gutierrez

As support to Philippine Commission on Women’s (PCW) focus area on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), DOST-CALABARZON conducted a series of forum and trainings for women micro entrepreneurs, specifically coffee processors, in CALABARZON from February 10-13, 2020 at DOST-CALABARZON Regional Office.

By: DOST-Office of the Undersecretary for Research and Development

Despite the notable climb of the Philippines' ranking in the recent Global Innovation Index 2019, there is still low level of research and development (R&D) spending in the Philippines, with a huge chunk being funded by the Philippine Government. R&D budget has been increasing each year but has remained at 0.6% of the Philippine Government's Budget.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Business Innovation through Science and Technology (BIST) Program seeks to boost R&D in the private sector. This is to work towards achieving the UNESCO benchmark for developing countries such as the Philippines, to spend one percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on R&D.

DOST-CALABARZON invites you to a FREE Webinar this February 28, 9:00AM - 12:00NN on Technology Forum on Innovations against Emerging Global Health Threats through BIOTEK-M Dengue Aqua Kit and GenAmplify Corona Virus Disease-2019 RT-PCR Detection Kit with the following topics:

  1. The Biotek-M Dengue Aqua Kit (a. Epidemiology and Current Dengue Status in the Philippines, b. Dengue Virus, Vector and Infection, c. Dengue Diagnostics and Therapeutics, d. The Lab-in-a-Mug Project, e. Principles of LAMP as a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) by Dr. Raul V. Destura, MBA-H, Director of Health of Philippine Genome Center and President and CEO of Manila HealthTek, Inc.
  2. Laboratory Requirements and Set-up, The DenCET Project, and Recording of Results in iDengue Database by Ms. Ma. Jowina H. Galarion, MSC from Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health, UP Manila
  3. Other Biotek-M tests, Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and GenAmplify Corona Virus Disease-2019 RT-PCR Detection Kit by Dr. Raul V. Destura, MBA-H