DOST, PNRI researchers get gold, silver & special awards in Korean invention fair
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-developed technologies slammed it out in the recently concluded Seoul International Invention Fair or SIIF 2023 held in Seoul, South Korea, held 01-04 Nov. 2023.
Bagging major awards are DOST-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute researchers who brought home gold and silver for the Hemostat Technology and Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (PGP), respectively.
PH nuclear agency to host stakeholders meeting on plastic recycling
The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology will host the National Stakeholders Meeting on Plastic Recycling through Radiation Technology at the Park Inn Hotel, Quezon City on 06 November 2023.
The high-level meeting, to be attended by DOST Secretary Dr. Renato U. Solidum and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deputy Director General Hua Liu, is under the framework of IAEA’s NUclear TEChnology for Controlling Plastic Pollution (NUTEC Plastics) and the DOST-PNRI’s project called “Post-radiation Reactive Extrusion of Plastic Wastes (PREx Plastic).”
DOST’s nuclear agency’s utility model bags first place in NCR invention tilt
The utility model called Propolis Alginate Dressing recently won first place in the Unlad category of the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits-National Capital Region (RICE-NCR).
Developed by researchers from the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI), the technology offers several advantages over its commercial counterparts such as faster and complete wound healing, non-sticky, non-toxic, non-irritating, non-scabbing, among others. Further, once commercialized, the all-natural wound dressing is expected to be of much lower cost than existing popular wound dressings.
Emergency responders from various government agencies engaging in several activities such as a simulated radiological incident and practical exercises on decontamination techniques.
Emergency responders learn the know-hows in nuclear and radiological emergency
Military personnel, police officers, medical specialists, researchers, and other emergency responders participated in the National Training Course on Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response from September 11 to 19, 2023 at the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI).
The seven-day national training course, organized by DOST-PNRI in cooperation with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), provided participants with the basic understanding of the principles of radiation protection and enhanced the emergency response capabilities of the various member agencies implementing the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan (RADPLAN).