Herbal Milk Tea Inside the MMIC ITDI Inauguration

February 24, 2021-Last February 18, 2021 at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) launch of the Modular Multi Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) located at the DOST Compound in Bicutan, Taguig. The way to the science departments central office is accessible via the Philippine National Railways (PNR) commuter trains bound either from Malabon (Gov. Pascual Station) or Tutuban Station in Manila. Historically, the PNR is the First Commuter Train in South East Asia.

Infront of the Modular Multi Industry Innovation Center (MMIC) or tagged as the “INNOHUB Pinas” its 4th innovation hub in the world.

Guided by ITDI MMIC Food Technologists Oliver Evangelista, Alisa San Solis, Donna Chang, Romy Estrella and Christopher Bilbao on the 3 Division of the machineries used, the divisions were 1. Nuts and Seed oil line; 2. Mix Blend Powder Line and 3. Liquids and Emulsion Line

The Ribbon Cutting and the Unveiling of the MMIC Marker is witnessed by DOST Sec. Fortunato T. de la Pena, Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara (DOST USec. for R&D), Dr. Annabelle V. Briones (ITDI Director), Dr. Norberto Ambangan (Chief Food Processing Division ITDI), Engr. Apollo Victor O. Bawagan (OIC Chief Energy Division) and Ms. Daisy E. Tanafranca (OIC Deputy Director for R&D ITDI).

The Master of Ceremonies were Engr. Joseph Herrera and Ms. Meg Atienza

Message from the ITDI Director, Dr. Annabelle V. Briones about MMIC

Message of the DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara.

The MMIC Overview is lead by the Chief of Food Processing Division of the DOST ITDI, Dr. Norberto Ambagan

Keynote Message of the DOST Secretary Prof. Fortunato T. de la Pena about the ITDI MMIC

The Future Perspective of the MMIC according to Engr. Appollo Victor O. Bawagan, (OIC Chief Energy Division DOST ITDI)

The closing remarks of Ms. Daisy E. Tanafranca (the Deputy Director for R&D of the DOST ITDI)

Secretary Fortunato T. de la Pena take a tour of the MMIC newly inaugurated premises and get to know about the machineries being sed in the production of food and nutraceutical products.

Why concentrate of food and nutraceutical production according to the DOST’s Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara.

DZMJ Online’s interview with the science chief Prof. Fortunato T. de la Pena (DOST Secreatary) about the MMIC

Nut and Seed Oil Line Products: Calamansi seed oil, Pili pulp oil (wet method), Coconut oil (dry method)

Mix Blend Powder Line Products: Spray-dried herbal teas from extracts of: soursop (guyabano) leaves, banaba leaves, mangosteen rind, moringa (malunggay) leaves; Dietary Fiber Powders Products: calamansi peels & pulp, mango peels, pili peels & pulp, tomato peels, tomato seeds, pineapple pulp, pineapple peels, pineapple core, banana peels; Dietary Fiber Supplements in Tablet: calamansi peels & pulp, mango peels, calamansi peels & pulp & mango peels; Powdered Spices, Flavorant, Mixes: Gourmet salt rub

Liquids & Emulsion Line Products: Liquid: Mouthwash with calamansi seed oil; Emulsions: toothpaste with calamansi seed oil, tomato sauce with virgin cocont oil, tomato-garlic sauce with virgin coconut oil, tomato sauce with pili peels & pulp oil, mayonnaise with virgin coconut oil, mayonnaise with pili peels & pulp oil, basil sauce with pili peels & pulp oil; Ready-to-Drink Herbal Teas from extracts of : soursop (guyabano) leaves, banaba leaves, moringa(malunggay) leaves, bitter melon(ampalaya) leaves, mangosteen rind; Herbal Milk Tea from extracts of: soursopleaves, banaba leaves, moringa leaves and mangosteen rind

Nut & Seed Oil Line Equipments; oil expeller, jacketed kettle, vacuum dryer, pressure filter and ram press

Mixed Blend Powder Line equipment; v-blender mixer, ribbon mixer, cabinet dryer, agglomerator, hammer mill, rotary tabletting machine while on the Liquids & Emulsion Line equipment: colloid mill, homogenizer, liquid filling machine, screw press, retort.

Available equipment for Quality Control Laboratory; water activity tester, moisture analyzer, ph meter, refractometer, analytical balance, viscometer, moisture meter/balance furthermore, a the available equipment for Bay Area; Fork Lift, Graters and Versa Mix.

Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSME) can avail on the services of the MMIC through the following engagement; Use of facility/equipment, technical services,technology transfer, contract research.

It can also assist the Industries Research & Development needs particularly on by- product utilization; new product development; product equivalent; product variances and product reintroduction. Just visit there website for more detail www.itdi.dost.gov.ph

“Waste no more in this new normal through MMIC”

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