UPM inventors, scientists dominate 6th IDI Awards

On 7 May 2021, several professors, and medical professionals from the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) are awarded during the 6th Invention Disclosure Incentive (IDI) Awarding Ceremony held by the University of the Philippines Systems Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (UPS-TTBDO). A total of nine (9) awardees are from UPM which includes four […]

Ergonomic Surgical Rongeur

INVENTORS Rafael C. Bundoc, MD Professor College of Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION The technology is a surgical rongeur intended for spinal endoscopic interlaminar approach. Unlike the classic/traditional equipment used in the surgery that requires a lot of coordinated body-shoulder-elbow-wrist movements, the modifications made for the technology is capable of reducing complex body […]

Bot Ensuring Safety and Health in Isolated Environments (MyBESHIE)

A SIBOL-COVID Initiative INVENTORS Dr. Nathaniel S. Orillaza, Jr. Dr. Prospero C. Naval Mr. Norman Pardalis Dr. Luis Sison Ms. Angelyn Mercado Mr. Mark Edward Sampayan Mr. Jerix Ignacio Mr. Julius Bryan Abesamis Mr. Ygi Martija Ms. Jessica Camille Mamaril DESCRIPTION MyBESHIE enables a person who is physically present in one location to mimic some […]

Natural Product for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): A Herbal Drug for HIV

INVENTORS Dr. Sheriah de Paz-Silava, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION The technology aims to provide an additional treatment to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It has the strong potential to be the first herbal medicine to target Type 1 HIV which is the most common type. VALUE PROPOSITION Plant […]

TeknoLusugan 2020: Teknolohiyang Atin bilang Lunsaran ng Mabisang Pambansang Serbisyong Kalusugan

With COVID-19 causing public health lockdowns around the country, TeknoLusugan, the University of the Philippines Manila’s (UP Manila) technology pitching event, went entirely digital for the first time. This 2020, the TeknoLusugan’s theme: “Teknolohiyang Atin bilang Lunsaran ng Mabisang Pambansang Serbisyong Kalusugan” reflects the role of local innovation as catalyst in providing a better and […]

Sambong As A Diuretic And Treatment Of Urinary Tract Stones

INVENTORS National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants Institute of Herbal Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION Sambong (Blumea balsifera) is a coarse, woody, and strongly aromatic shrub found in open grasslands, waste places and clearings in most provinces in the Philippines. Its medicinal properties have been recognized by Filipino herbolarios and have been […]

Ampalaya For Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes

INVENTORS National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants Institute of Herbal Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION Ampalaya (Momordica charantia) is also known as bitter melon or bitter gourd. In the Philippines, traditional uses include those for cough, colds, asthma, as emetic especially in the newborn, for colic, stomach ache diabetes, anemia, fever, malaria, […]

Tsaang Gubat tablet for Relief of Gastrointestinal and Biliary Colic

INVENTORS National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants Institute of Herbal Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION Tsaang gubat [Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masamune] is a shrub found in the Philippines. Its leaves have been utilized by our ancestors as a tea for stomach problems and loose bowel movement. It contains α-amyrin, β- amyrin and […]

Akapulco for Fungal Skin Infections

INVENTORS National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants Institute of Herbal Medicine University of the Philippines Manila DESCRIPTION Akapulco (Senna alata) is a woody bush found throughout the Philippines. Traditionally, the leaves have been used to treat fungal infections, from which it got its common name “ringworm bush.” The leaves are traditionally pounded, the juice […]