Analytical & Research Services

CA-FSC Pilot Plant

The FSC Pilot Plant offers venue for instructional purposes where the students are familiarized with some basic food processing equipment which they may encounter in the industry. Also, the Pilot Plant’s facilities are used for the unit’s researches on food processing. Likewise, it offers micro-scale food-related services like canning and food drying and other toll processes.

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CA-FSC Food Safety Laboratory

This laboratory is used mainly for laboratory classes (FST 166, FST 167, FST 190, FST 220, FST 300 and FST 400). It can accommodate research and conventional microbiological services upon request of the food industry.

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CDC-DZLB Radio / TV Production Booth

The DZLB as a development broadcasting facility is the University’s extension arm and medium within the CALABARZON. It is also the laboratory for students taking up community broadcasting courses. It also serves as digital recording studio and capable of streaming live video and audio over the web given an appropriate Internet bandwidth.

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BIOTECH Electron Microscopy Service Laboratory

The only service laboratory in UPLB specializing in biological sample preparation (e.g. bacteria, plant and animal tissues) for ultrastructure analysis by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and light microscopy.

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BIOTECH Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms

The Philippine National Collection of Microorganism (PNCM) is an ISO/IEC 17-25:2005 accredited laboratory serving as the national repository of microbial strains in the country. It offers microbial analyses, identification of isolates and preservation of cultures. PNCM is an accredited laboratory of the Food and Drug Administration - Department of Health (FDA-DOH) and identified as a National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for microbiology by the Bureau of Products Standard of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). It is also a member of the World Federation for Culture Collection.

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CEAT Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center

AMTEC conducts laboratory and field tests to verify machine specifications, performance quality of manufacturers, and the suitability of the machines to local farming conditions. It iis the official testing and evaluation arm of the Department of Agriculture (DA). All agriculture and fisheries machinery to be acquired under the various programs and projects of the DA shall pass through testing by the AMTEC. AMTEC, in partnership with the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) and concerned DA agencies, is also charged with the formulation and development of the official agriculture and fisheries machinery standards of the Philippines.

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CEAT-CE Innovative Engineering Materials Laboratory

In the INEM Laboratory, several tests for concrete can be done: strength (compressive and split- tensile), slump tests and chloride concentration and impressed voltage tests. Tensile and corrosion tests for steel bars can also be done. Several tests for fine and coarse aggregates can also be conducted including mechanical sieve analysis, Atterberg limits, moisture content, unit weight, Proctor, permeability and in-situ soil density.

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CEAT-EE Instrumentation Section

The Instrumentation Section of the Department of Electrical Engineering specializes in the repair of equipment for the University. The staff are trained to inspect, identify, and repair defects and restore the equipment to their proper working condition. In the future, a Calibration Center will be included as additional function of the unit.

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CHE-IHNF Food Research Laboratory

The Laboratory conducts on a regular basis cooking and eating quality test rice and other crops in relation to other quality parameters. The facility can evaluate satiety potentials of cereals and other foods on a case to case/ by request basis.

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