Analytical & Research Services

BIOTECH Food, Feeds, and Specialty Products Laboratory

This laboratory produces new, improved, and safe food, feeds, and specialty products through transformation of raw materials by biotechnological approaches. The research and development core projects under this deal with: (a) characterization of important microorganisms; (b) development and formulation of starter cultures; (c) production and functional ingredients for food, feeds, and cosmetic applications from agricultural and food processing wastes; (d) development of detection kits for food pathogens and mycotoxin; and (e) food fermentations using probiotic lactic acid bacteria and probiotic feeds.

Location

National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
UPLB, College, Laguna

Contact persons

Margarita A. Mercado
Maria Teresa M. Perez
Susana M. Mercado
Jennifer D. Saguibo

Contact details

Telephone No: (049) 536 - 1620 / 0547 / 2721
Mobile No: 09989596264 / 09177315849 / 09774626678
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Specialized Equipment

  1. Thermal cycler or PCR machine
  2. P2-cabinet
  3. Biofreezer
  4. Table top centrifuge
  5. Refrigerated centrifuge
  6. Incubator
  7. Pressure cooker
  8. Gel documentation system
  9. Gel electrophoresis set up

Services Offered

  1. PCR-based detection of S. aureus from environmental swabs and meat-based samples
    Fee: P1,300 per sample and P1,000 for succeeding samples
  2. Detection of E. coli
    Fee: P1,300 per sample
  3. Enumeration of lactic acid bacteria