At YSP headquarters with Senior Regional Manager Mr. Ong Pang Toon, Junior International Business Executive Ms. Yeine Lee, Unilab Business Development Group Director Ms. Elaine Munsayac, Vice- President Ms. Grace Yap, RiteMED Group President and Unilab Vice-President Atty. Jose Maria Ochave, and International Business Div. General Manager Mr. Peter Sia..
Pursuant to the partnership of MSU llT and United Laboratories. Inc. (Unilab) for the development of a utilization/commercial pathway in research and studies on herbs and plants of the Premier Research Institute of Science and Mathematics (PRISM), and upon the invitation of Unilab, Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension Dr. Jinky B. Bornales and PRISM Director Dr. Mylene M. Uy, conducted a visit and benchmarking activity with Yung Shin Pharma (YSP), Alpha Active Industries (AAl) and UCSI in Malaysia. They were joined by their hosts, Atty. Jose Maria A. Ochave, Senior Vice-President of Unilab and Ms. Elaine A. Munsayac of the Business Development Group of Unilab,
YSP is a pharmaceutical manufacturer for both ethical and over the counter segments. lt specializes in the production of oral dosage format, liquid, external and sterile preparations. During the visit, we met with the company’s Vice-President, Ms. Grace Yap Yen Mee, the Senior Regional Manager Mr. Ong Pang Toon and other company officials. After some presentations and discussions, we were given a tour of the company’s facility.
Alpha Active Industries (AAl), on the other hand, is a subsidiary of YSP. Ml is a company that manufactures a range of products – particularly traditional herbs, health supplements and food supplements. The reliability of Ml’s product/s is tested via in-house R&D and in collaboration with local partner Universities – one of which is UCSI University. For the visit, the MSU-IIT and Unilab team were introduced to key officials of the company headed by Chief Executive Officer Mr. Chong Kak Siong and Dr. Chong Pei Nee. Presentations and plant tour then ensued.
UCS| University is the first private university to provide Food Science course in Malaysia and is considered one of the best universities to provide the course. UCSI is a Praxis University that focuses on developing their students to not only excel in studies but to also have the ability to apply that knowledge into the industry. With AAI’s access to one of the best research teams in Malaysia for Food Science Research (i.e. professional nutritionist, food scientist, biotechnologist and engineers), AAI is able to provide a one-stop solution from formulation, registration, manufacturing and delivery to their customers. During the visit, the MSU-IIT and Unilab team met with officials and research faculty of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The University’s profile was presented to the team by the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prof. Dr. Mogana. For MSU-IIT, Dr. Bornales gave an overview of MSU-IIT followed by an introduction of PRISM and its D3NP Core Program by Dr. Uy. A tour of the University with emphasis on the two departments then followed.
Over-all, the benchmarking activity was a fruitful experience. It gave Dr. Bornales and Dr. Uy more insights on the dynamics among pharmaceutical companies and more importantly, on industry-academe partnerships.
(L-R) DOST-SEI Director Dr. Josette T. Biyo, John Logos G. Guiang,
Anjie Lyn R. Engaño and BPIIF Executive Director Ms. Faye Corcuera
In recognition of their academic standing and research work that revolved around the theme “Building Resilient Cities for Sustainable Development”, two IITians received the BPI-DOST Science Awards on April 4, 2017 at Mind Museum, Taguig City.
BS Biology senior student Anjie Lyn R. Engaño and BS Metallurgical Engineering fourth year student John Logos N. Guiang were recognized together with other 28 young researchers around the country for their scholastic achievement and research work.
Engaño’s “Optimization of Freshwater Microalgae for Phycoremediation in Iligan City” and “Guiang’s Gold Extraction from Historic Mine Operations Tailings by Cyanide Leaching below 53µm” are among the country’s most outstanding research works of the year. The two will present each of their paper on May 23, 2017 at MSU-IIT, Mini-theater for the BPI-DOST Science Award 2017 University Recognition.
The Department of Science and Technology, in partnership with the BPI Foundation, sets up the Science Awards to inspire, recognize, and support the most outstanding young scientists and innovators in the Philippines as it enables a new generation of leaders to generate targeted scientific research and technology which would help future-proof cities around the Philippines to become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.
Two of the CHEd accredited Institute journals, the Mindanao Forum’s (MF) June 2015 issue and the Asia Pacific Journal of Science, Mathematics and Engineering have been released.
The MF edited by Dr. Christine Godinez Ortega is devoted to papers in Engineering. The issue editor is Metodia M. Trinidad. It contains 9 papers (see list below).
The Asia Pacific Journal of Science, Mathematics and Engineering edited by Dr. Cesar G. Demayo has 13 papers (see list below):
The Mindanao Forum Vol . 28 No. 1 ISSN 0115-7892 June 2015 (Engineering issue)
This issue contains 9 papers by the following authors:
“Upgrading the Purity of Na-Montmorillonite by Electrophoretic Deposition” by Ivyleen C . Bernardo-Arugay, Leslie Joy L. Diaz;
“ Optimal Generation Scheduling of the Philippine Power System Grid” by Philips B. Ocang, Noel R. Estoperez;
“Utilization of Crushed Coconut Shells for Green and Lightweight Concrete” by Metodia M. Trinidad;
“An Experimental Investigation on the Reduction of Laterite Ore Using Liquified Petroleum Gas” by Genelyn B. Itao and Nathaniel M. Anacleto;
“On-chip Indoor Light Energy Harvester with Voltage Regulator for Low Power Applications” by Chinet O. Mocorro, Hong-Yi Huang, Jeprie L. Gultia, Patricio A. Ole, Jr. Rennie E. Miculob;
“Technical and Financial Assessment of Net-Metered System on Local Grid” by Rennie E. Miculob, Noel R. Estoperez, Jepriel L. Gultia, Chineto O. Mocorro, Patricio A. Ole;
“Spatial Analysis of Flood Susceptible Areas in Iligan City Using Geographic Information System (GIS)” by Rom Oliver T. Perez, Jhon Eduard C. Obordo, Metodia M. Trinidad;
“Design and Testing of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) Stove For Household Application” by Edwin O. Deiparine;
“Artificial Neural Network (ANN)-Based Shunt Active Power Filter” by Jeprie L. Gultia, Rennie E. Miculob, Chinet O. Mocorro, Noel R. Estoperez, Patricio A. Ole
Asia Pacific Journal of Science, Mathematics and Engineering Vol. 3 No. 2 (2015)
This issue contains 13 papers by the following authors:
“On Continuous Functions in Trigeneralized Topological Spaces” by Cherry Mae R. Balingit and Ferdinand P. Jamil;
“On the Sequential Point Estimation of the Powers of the Ratio of Two Exponential Scale Parameters” by Fe F. Largo and Daisy Lou L. Polestico;
“The Bioactivities of the Fractions from the Ethanol Extract of Leucosyke capitellata (“Alagasi”) Leaves” by Arjielyn M. Campecino and Mylene M. Uy;
“ An In Vitro Study: Anthelmintic Potential of the Crude Ethanol Extract and the Chloroform-Soluble Extract and its Fractions from the Aerial Parts of Cyperus Brevifolious Rottb. by Daisy Jane C. Paig, Kirstin Rhys S. Pueblos, Mark Tristan J. Quimque, Anelyn P. Bendoy;
The Bioactivity Profile of the Fractions form the Ethnol extract of Derris elliptica Benth (“Tubli”) Leaves” by Rhosa Veca D. Deguino and Mylene M. Uy;
“Phytochemical, Brine Shrimp Lethality Assay, Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activity Screening of Nypa fruticans (“Nipa”) Leaf Extracts by Charlie A. Lavilla, Jr and Marvelous Grace L. Villazorda;
“Identification of the Fatty Acids in the Leaves of Premna odorata Blanco (Lamiaceae) by Lunesa C. Pinzon, Mylene M. Uy, Shinji Ohta;
“Spectroscopic Assessment of Boric Acid Levels in Samples of Instant Noodles” by Ma. Cecilia V. Almeda and Elvie Grace M. Burgos;
“The bioactivity Profile of Ixora chinensis (“Santan-tsina”) Leaves: Toxicity, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activities by Sheila Mae S. Calimpon and Mylene M. Uy;
“Insecticidal Activity Evaluation of Decoctions and Crude Ethanol Extracts from Annona squamosal Linn., Jatropha curcas Linn. And Lantana camara Linn. Against Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst.) by Quennie Grace N. Malmis and Kirstin Rhys S. Pueblos;
“Effects of Zinc Chloride concentration and Thermal Annealing on the growth of Zinc Sulfide Nonostructures by Rolen Brian P. Rivera and Arnold C. Alguno;
“The Experimental Study of the Performance of a Mini Horizontal Evaporator for Vapor Compression Refrigeration System” by Elmer B. Dollera and Eliseo P. Villanueva; and,
”Flow Estimation of Stream Networks in Iligan City Using Geographic Information System (GIS)” by Anacita P. Tahud and Noel R. Estoperez.