November 27, 2022

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – As part of the collaborative project to establish an analytical laboratory in the province, the Department of Science and Technology turned over equipment for analysis to Kalinga State University-Central Science Laboratory on June 14.

DOST-Cordillera Director Nancy Bantog, in her message, underscored the project’s timely provision of accessible laboratory services to micro, small, and medium enterprises in Kalinga and other province in the Cordillera.

“This is a way to decentralize our services and cover the needs of MSMEs across the region,” she said.

Under the project, DOST-Cordillera has provided P1 million worth equipment such as circulating water bath, oven binder, burettes, among other laboratory devices, and will organize a series of capability-building activities for laboratory personnel.

The facility will stage preliminary and confirmatory tests on food and non-food products prior to commercialization and mass production.

DOST-Cordillera said 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. – Press release