New Normal Necessities
- GenAmplify COVID-19 rRT-PCR Detection Kit.
- In Vitro Study on the Efficacy of Lauric Acid and Its Derivatives against SARS-CoV-2
- The Beneficial Effects of VCO among suspected and probable causes of COVID-19
- AMPLiFieD System
- SWIFTeR: An Isothermal Molecular Test for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
- SIBOL Personal Protective Equipment: Design and Development of Locally-Manufactured, Reusable, Powered, Air-Purifying Repirator (PAPR)
- Efficacy of Vitex negundo for Mild COVID-19 Trial
New Normal Necessities
GenAmplify COVID-19 rRT-PCR Detection Kit
A locally-developed test kit that detects the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with high specificity and efficiency through a one-step multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) platform. The technology is approved by Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Sanipod - A self-containing cubicle similar to air showers meant for sanitizing frontliners as they exit COVID-19 patient wards.
In Vitro Study on the Efficacy of Lauric Acid and Its Derivatives against SARS-CoV-2
Evaluates the anti-viral effects of Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) compounds through in-vitro experiments. This study found that VCO compounds reduced coronavirus count by 60-90%
The Beneficial Effects of VCO among suspected and probable causes of COVID-19
Evaluates the beneficial effects of virgin coconut oil to suspected and probable cases of COVID-19. It employs a randomized double-blind controlled intervention trial involving suspected and probable cases of COVID-19 in an isolation center in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Patient enrollment for the project is already completed. Currently, data organization and analysis is ongoing.
This combines the outputs of two DOST-PCHRD supported projects - the miPCR project, a microfluidic PCR device for portable DNA/RNA amplification; and the ADDS project, and amplified DNA detection system based on low-cost lateral flow diagnostic (LFD) strips to selectively detect the nucleic acids that are the output of the miPCR device.
SWIFTeR: An Isothermal Molecular Test for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
This aims to develop, verify, and validate commercially available, or near-commercially available, SARS-CoV-2 RNA molecular detection assays that use isothermal methods of amplification. This seeks to remove the cost, equipment and training overhead required for RT-qPCR.
SIBOL Personal Protective Equipment: Design and Development of Locally-Manufactured, Reusable, Powered, Air-Purifying Repirator (PAPR)
This aims to design and develop a locally-manufactured PAPR that will meet the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health standards. The PAPR will serve as an additional protective equipment for healthcare workers and frontliners.
Efficacy of Vitex negundo for Mild COVID-19 Trial
This evaluates the efficacy and safety of Lagundi tablet/syrup in patients without co-morbidities suspected or with confirmed mild COVID-19.
Specimen Collection Booth (SCB)
The Specimen Collection Booth is a compact, well-ventilated, and mobile swab booth designed to protect our medical workers from possible COVID transmission when doing swab tests. Each unit is composed of a water-proof acrylic window, bluetooth speaker, pressure sensor, aircon and ventilator, temperature scanner, and sanitation kit.
Its design is free for download for fabricators and engineers through: https://pcieerd.dost.gov.ph/library/fame-design.
Mr. Arcelio Fetizanan, Jr.
Futuristic Aviation and Maritime Enterprise (FAME), Inc. [email protected]
Locally-made ventilators are being designed and developed by scientists and engineers from Don Bosco Technical College, Technological Institute of the Philippines, and startup company, NeuronMek, to aid in the shortage of these medical breathing devices for COVID patients. The prototypes are currently undergoing testing in the Electronic Product Development Center and medical facilities before the actual deployment in hospitals.