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.
The activities for this year’s NSTW celebration will focus on the theme Philippines: 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-UpTM PVP-Carrageenan Hydrogel Dressing, Honey Alginate Wound Dressing and Development of PVP-Chitosan Injectible Hydrogel Implant for Treatment of Vesicoureteral Reflux.