Nuclear Technologies to be Featured at 2014 NSTW Celebration

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 AM    Views : 1038by:DOST-PNRI

Nuclear technologies, state-of-the art facilities, services and products that help boost competitiveness of local industries and for more accessible and improved healthcare will be featured by the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute-Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST) at the exhibits and forum during the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia on July 24 to 28, 2014.

Theactivitiesfor this year's NSTW celebration will focus on the themePhilippines: A Science Nation Meeting Global Challenges.

PNRI experts will also present radiation technologies that have numerous beneficial applications in a techno forum entitled "Radiation: May Benepisyo Ito!" on July 25, 10:00 am to 12:00 nn at Forum Hall 2 of SMX. The topics to be presented are on nuclear-based and isotopic nuclear analytical techniques to ensure food safety and traceability, applications of electron beam and gamma irradiation.

The public is invited to attend the forum and view the nuclear technologies exhibits at DOST Outcome 3 Industry Competitiveness and DOST Outcome 6 Quality Healthcare which will also feature the technologies, services and products of various DOST agencies. Admission to the NSTW exhibits and forum is free.

The PNRI facilities and technologies for industry competitiveness are the following: Cobalt-60 Multipurpose Irradiation Facility, Electron Beam Facility, Nuclear-based and Isotopic Analytical Techniques, Portable Gamma-Ray Spectrometry, Gamma-Ray Column-Scanning Technology, Receptor Binding Assay for Red Tide Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing with Gamma Radiography.

For quality healthcare, PNRI will feature the following technologies: Technetium 99m for Radiopharmaceutical Production, Radiation-Sterilized Food for Immuno-compromised Persons, Skin-UpTMPVP-Carrageenan Hydrogel Dressing, Honey Alginate Wound Dressing and Development of PVP-Chitosan Injectible Hydrogel Implant for Treatment of Vesicoureteral Reflux.

For more information on the PNRI exhibits and forum and for bookings, you may contact Justina S. Cerbolles and Joan L. Tugo at 920 8787, 929 6010 to 19 local 286 and email, or visit the NSTW website



S & T Trivia

" Two Filipino inventors scored a pair of gold medals in the International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2000) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2000. Engr. Cornelio Seño of Los Banos, Laguna and Rolando dela Cruz garnered golds for their inventions called, respectively, "Pressure Fluid Machine" and "Topical Formulation in Removing Warts, Moles and the Like Using Cashew Nuts (Annacardium occidentale)." Dela Cruz spent 25 years of research for his winning cashew nut preparation known as Dewart and Demole. Seno has four US and four Philippine patents under his name. "

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