Analytical & Research Services

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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CAFS-ADSC Dairy Chemistry Laboratory

The laboratory is capable of producing and marketing different kinds of soft and hard cheeses in commercial scale with the existence of a new ripening room and vacuum packing machine. It has also capabilities to analyze the basic microbiological and chemical qualities of raw milk and finished products.

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CAFS-ADSC Dairy Nutrition Laboratory

The laboratory is utilized by researchers and students in the proximate analysis of feeds as part of their research. Organic matter, acid and neutral detergent fibers of forages can also be determined in the laboratory.

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CAFS-IFST Food Chemistry Laboratory

The Food Chemistry Laboratory performs functions namely instruction, research and extension. The laboratory serve as support laboratory for the courses FST 101, FST 102, FST 202, FST 300 and FST 400. The laboratory also provide analytical services to the food industries, other private entrepreneurs and students. Analytical services include proximate composition, sugar analysis, Vitamin A, C free fatty acid, titratable acidity and nutritional labelling of food products. The Food Chemistry laboratory is also involved in product development work such as in the preparation of prototype food product. It also conducts short courses in legume and oil seed processing.

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