Analytical & Research Services

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 Fermentation Engineering Service Laboratory (FESL) provides expertise and technical support in the optimization and scaling-up of various fermentation and biotechnological processes and unit operations towards commercialization or full-scale production operations.

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CAFS-IAS Animal Nutrition Analytical Service Laboratory

The Animal Nutrition Analytical Service Laboratory (ANASL) was established during the 1970’s to cater the needs of the animal science researchers and students, particularly those specializing in Animal Nutrition that 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 Sensory Evaluation Laboratory

The Sensory Evaluation Laboratory is a center for research and instruction in sensory evaluation and product development at UPLB. The laboratory also provides services to private companies/ individuals, state colleges and universities and other organizations regarding their respective sensory evaluation and product development needs.

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CAFS-IFST 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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