Analytical & Research Services

CFNR-Forest Products Chemistry Laboratory

This is a teaching laboratory used by students in wood chemistry, pulp and paper technology and non-timber forest products. This laboratory is capable of doing proximate analysis of wood, bark and other lignocellulosic materials, nanocellulose production using acid hydrolysis and mechanical refining, and other chemical tests of pulp. The laboratory also supports the conduct of externally-funded research as well as thesis work of undergraduate BS Forestry, BS Chemical Engineering (Major in Pulp and Paper Technology), and BS Agricultural Chemistry students and graduate students in MS/PhD programs.

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CAFS-DTRI Forage and Nutrition Laboratory

This laboratory is involve in the analysis of feeds, such as forage, silage, hay, concentrates, and other feedstuff for DM, CP, CFat, CFiber, NDF, ADF, pH, particle size composition, and botanical composition of pasture.

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CAFS-Meat Research and Service Laboratory

The Meat Research and Service Laboratory (Meat Lab) of the Animal Products Science and Technology Division in the Institute of Animal Science is one-of-a-kind meat research and service laboratory complex in the Philippines. It is capable of evaluating physical (color, firmness, muscle fiber diameter, and tenderness), physico-chemical (muscle pH, water holding capacity), chemical (proximate composition, nitrite content, salt content), microbiological, and sensory characteristics of meat and meat products. It has four sections, namely, chemical laboratory, physico-chemical laboratory, microbiology laboratory, and a sensory evaluation complex.

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CAFS-Seed Science and Technology Laboratory

The Seed Science and Technology Laboratory is a teaching and research laboratory in the Institute of Crop Science (ICropS). The laboratory is composed of one full-time laboratory technician, two researchers, and two faculty members. Purity analysis, routine seed tests like germination and moisture content, and specialized tests like accelerated aging and electrical conductivity, among others, and storage experiments are conducted in the laboratory.

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CAS-IC Analytical Services Laboratory

The Analytical Service Laboratory (ASL) was established in November 28, 1985 during the 982nd meeting of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents as an extension arm of the Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). ASL provides training and consultation to researchers in the academic, government and private institutions and chemical analysis of water, food, feeds, soil, sediment, and biological sample at a minimal cost.

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BIOTECH Fermentation Engineering Service Laboratory

The laboratory conducts upstream and downstream process of fermentation including fermentation to produce biomass or metabolites (enzymes, protein, vaccines, organic acids, antibiotics, and others); biomass separation, concentration, purification and product formulation, among others.

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CAFS-Animal Nutrition Analytical Service Laboratory (ANASL)

The ANASL was established during the 1970’s to cater the needs of the animal science researchers and students, particularly those specializing in Animal Nutrition which includes both undergraduate and graduate students doing their theses and students in ANSC 102, 143, 270, and 271. This laboratory is also income-generating by providing services at affordable cost to the livestock industry.

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CAFS-ASI Analytical Services Laboratory

The laboratory chemical analysis for soil samples, plant tissue, water samples, guano and organic fertilizers. It can also do physical analysis, provide fertilizer recommendations, and evaluate soil fertility. It serves a wide group of clientele which includes government institutions, private companies and individuals, farmers and students.

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