DOST Biosafety Committee’s Processing of Genetically Modified Organism Proposals is now ISO 9001 Certified!
The Department of Science and Technology – Central Office is committed to provide relevant science and technology services to government, academe, and private sector with the highest standards of quality and reliability. Pursuant to this, it enlisted the services of AJA Registrars to secure ISO 9001:2015 Certification. The aforementioned standard sets out requirements for defining how an organization can meet the requirements of its customers and other stakeholders affected by its work, or its quality management system. ISO 9001:2015 emphasizes the need for the institution to define and meet its own objectives through continuous improvement.
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Beginnings of the development of regulatory guidelines for GM animals
The Department of Agriculture – Biotech Program Office (DA-BPO) organized a 3-days training-workshop on GM Animals for the regulators from various government offices on April 11-13, 2018 at Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. Representatives from Department of Health-Food and Drug Administration (DOH-FDA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry and Department of Science and Technology-Biosafety Committee (DOST-BC) Secretariat were present during the training-workshop.
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Presentation of Findings/Results and Policy Recommendations of the Study Group on New Breeding Techniques/Innovations
In connection with the ongoing global discussion on the regulation of New Breeding Techniques (NBT, the Department of Agriculture, Biotech Program Office (DABPO) is spearheading a series of presentations of findings of the study group commissioned to review the developments in plant breeding innovations in foreign countries, including trade partners of the Philippines, as well as its research and development prospects in the Philippines.
The presentation of initial findings of the study on NBT was conducted last 27 February and 27 March 2018, respectively at the DA, New Building, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.
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