PNRI Director Dr. Carlo Arcilla (middle) is joined by DOST officials as he receives the certificate of recognition on behalf of PNRI for once again having the highest number of international publications among DOST agencies at the 2022 DOST Intellectual Property Awards on November 23 as part of this year’s National Science and Technology Week celebration at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

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At the 2022 NSTW Health Cluster, PNRI researchers explain and demonstrate the various medical applications of nuclear and radiation technologies to visitors from various sectors.

PNRI Features Medical Tech at 2022 NSTW

Coming back strong and timely in the face of continued challenges to the health and well-being of Filipinos, the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) joined its fellow agencies in the celebration of the 2022 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at the World Trade Center from November 23-27, featuring the latest nuclear and radiation applications in the field of health and medicine.

Among these technologies showcased under the Health Cluster exhibits are the Technetium-99m generator for accurate imaging crucial in diagnosing various diseases, radiation-processed hemostats to reduce or stop the bleeding in medical and emergency settings, and carboxymethyl hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels with potential use in the production of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other medicines.

Apart from presenting these latest advances to members of the media during the press conference, PNRI Director Dr. Carlo Arcilla also had the honor of receiving the award on behalf of the Institute, which for the fifth straight year has once again garnered the highest number of awardees at the 2022 DOST International Publication Awards on November 23. With 63 publications in internationally-recognized journals, PNRI’s prolific scientists and researchers were recognized for their respective authorships during the event.

PNRI experts also hosted an online forum entitled Safe Ba Tayo?: Effective Radiation Protection and Radioactive Waste Management on November 25 on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Celebrated every fourth week of November since 2020, the 2022 NSTW is the first such celebration since the COVID-19 pandemic that the event was held in a physical setting opened to the general public.

With the theme Agham at Teknolohiya: Kabalikat sa Maunlad at Matatag na Kinabukasan, this year’s celebration looks forward to the solutions brought by innovative technologies, products and services while also being inclusive to the pressing needs of various sectors and stakeholders, working hand-in-hand for national development through science and technology.