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RITM congratulates its new Scientist I
RITM congratulates its new Scientist I
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) celebrates one of its homegrown scientists, Dr. Fe Esperanza Caridad Espino, for being conferred the rank of Scientist I by the Scientific Career Council chaired and co-chaired by the Civil...

RITM clarifies circulating news about antigen test kit
RITM clarifies circulating news about antigen test kit
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) clarified news reports from major media outlets stating that the Institute has recently announced antigen test kit evaluation results. “Recent news stories are making the rounds claiming that RITM...

RITM announces temporary lab shutdown on Nov 1 & 2
RITM announces temporary lab shutdown on Nov 1 & 2
MUNTINLUPA CITY—As a precaution for the imminent landfall of Typhoon Rolly, the Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) will temporarily shut down its laboratory operations on November 1 and 2. This is to provide room for the implementation...

RITM labs surpass quarter-million COVID-19 tests
RITM labs surpass quarter-million COVID-19 tests
MUNTINLUPA CITY – The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) testing laboratories hit quarter of a million COVID-19 tests with 251,583 samples processed since 20th of January. “This milestone is largely possible through the dedication and commitment of...

RITM releases first 17 sets of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences from PH cases through Third Generation Sequencing Technology
RITM releases first 17 sets of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences from PH cases through Third Generation Sequencing Technology
The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM), in collaboration with experts from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, has released a total of 17 viral genome sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 from the Philippines, using Third Generation Sequencing technology....

RITM explains choice for nucleic acid extraction machines
RITM explains choice for nucleic acid extraction machines
MUNTINLUPA CITY—The Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (DOH-RITM) asserted that their choice for nucleic acid extraction machines ensures congruity between COVID-19 testing implements and processes. The statement came on the heels of a Senate inquiry during the recently-held...