University of the Philippines Los Baños
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:00

8 UPLB inventions awarded incentives for disclosure


Photo from Misael Bacani from UP Facebook Account

Eight UPLB inventions were recognized at the 2nd Invention Disclosure Incentive awarding ceremony held at the Executive House, UP Diliman. The UPLB inventions were among 17 inventions that were given recognition: six were from UP Diliman, two from UP Visayas, and one UP Diliman-UP Manila collaboration. Of the 17, four have existing Philippine patent applications: two from UP Diliman, and one each from UP and UP Visayas. Invention disclosures are handled by the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The following are the awardees from UPLB:


1. “Rice Bran Phospholipid-Based Nanoliposome-Encapsulated Malunggay (Moringa oleifera Lam.) Leaf Phenolic Extract for Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical  Applications”

               Developed by Dr. Evelyn Rodriguez, Ronaniel Almeda, and Charisse Reyes

               Institute of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)


               2. “Pectin from Mango Peels”

 Developed by Dr. Hidelisa Hernandez, Dr. Veronica Sabularse,

 Rhea Mallari, and John Kris Bartolome

              Institute of Chemistry, CAS


               3. “Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC)”

               Developed by Dr. Richard Tambalo and Dr. Mannix Pedro

               National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology


               4. “Therapeutic Agent and Feed Additive”

               Developed by Dr. DJ Darwin R.  Bandoy

               College of Veterinary Medicine


               5. “AquaSave TM”

               Developed by Dr. Milagros Peralta, Vicente Ballaran, Moises Dorado, Immanuel Silverio

               Institute of Chemistry, CAS and Institute of Agricultural Engineering,

               College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT)


               6. “Meat DNA Test”

 Developed by Dr. Joy Banayo, Kathlyn Louise Manese,

 Medino Gedeun Yebron Jr., and Dr. Antonio Laurena

               Institute of Chemistry, CAS and Institute of Agricultural Engineering, CEAT


               7. “An Apparatus for Separating Vermicompost”

               Developed by Dr. Ronel Pangan

  Institute of Agricultural Engineering, CEAT


               8. “A Method to Maintain the Storage Quality of Fresh Cut Pineapple”

               Developed by Dr. Katherine Ann Israel and Meryl Bernardino

               Food Science Cluster, College of Agriculture


               9. “Larvicidal Compounds from Bayati”—with Philippine patent application

               Developed by Prof. Annabelle Abrera and Hazzel Joy Adra

               Institute of Chemistry, CAS


The Invention Disclosure Incentive or IDI was approved by the UP Board of Regents at its 1305th meeting held on 29 January 2015. The IDI or the grant of financial incentive is meant to encourage investors to disclose their inventions to the University. Invention Disclosure will help promote a pervasive  culture of research and innovation and address the dismal situation of having an extremely low number of patents (applications and approvals) in the University.

The IDI is granted to inventors, researchers, faculty members, students, staff, and visiting professors undertaking research pursuant to any program, project grant or contract under the auspices of the University. A total fixed amount of P40,000 is awarded per invention, in milestone-based tranches, to the inventor who goes through the invention disclosure process as described in the IDI guidelines.

The grant of incentive is applicable only to patent application filed in the Philippines. Patent applications filed in other territories are encouraged when deemed necessary by the UP System Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) Executive Committee. However, no additional incentive shall be granted for these applications.

(By Juan Paolo A. Aquino with report from UP SIO 2nd Invention Disclosure Incentive awarding ceremonyby Arlyn Romualdo, UP System Facebook & text from Memo-and-Guidelines-on-Invention-Disclosure-Incentive of UP)