RITM-MBL leads Training Workshop for COVID-19 QAP Regional Implementers

The Molecular Biology Laboratory of Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM-MBL) launched the Training Workshop for Regional Implementers of the COVID-19 Quality Assurance Program (QAP) for SARS-CoV-2 Detection by Real-Time PCR on November 25, 2022 as part of the efforts to improve the nationwide implementation of the program. The training workshop is composed of a continue reading : RITM-MBL leads Training Workshop for COVID-19 QAP Regional Implementers

RITM, Director Carlos awarded as AMR champion

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) and Director Dr. Celia C. Carlos were recognized in the 2022 Philippine World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (PAAW) Culminating Activity and High-Level Media Forum in Seda Vertis North Hotel, Quezon City last November 22, 2022. The Department of Health (DOH) and World Health Organization (WHO) awarded RITM with a continue reading : RITM, Director Carlos awarded as AMR champion

RITM leads first Stakeholders’ Meeting for VPD Referral Laboratory Network

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, through its Virology Department, led the conduct of the first Stakeholders’ Meeting for the Vaccine Preventable Diseases Referral Laboratory Network (VPD-RL) on November 22, 2022 at the Quest Hotel in Clark, Pampanga. The meeting served as an avenue to promote strong networking among the referral laboratories and to provide continue reading : RITM leads first Stakeholders’ Meeting for VPD Referral Laboratory Network

RITM completes ISO audit with zero nonconformities

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) successfully maintained its existing certification of the ISO 9001:2015 standard with zero nonconformities in its first surveillance audit from November 14 to 15, 2022. RITM’s ISO certification covers the provision of administrative, medical and laboratory services, biologicals production, research and development including knowledge and technology transfer. TÜV Rheinland continue reading : RITM completes ISO audit with zero nonconformities

RITM-MBL conducts remote lab assessment in Zamboanga

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL), conducted a laboratory assessment for the Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) as part of the Molecular Laboratory Quality Assurance Program of the COVID-19 Laboratory Network on November 8-9, 2022.  Three technical staff, Lei Lanna Dancel, Niquitta Galap, and Maria Carmen Corpuz, visited continue reading : RITM-MBL conducts remote lab assessment in Zamboanga

RITM-MBL presents PH Genomic Surveillance implementation at Virus Genomics and Evolution 2022 conference in UK

Two technical experts from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL) represented the Institute in the Virus Genomics Evolution conference held on November 9-11, 2022 at the Wellcome Genome Campus, United Kingdom.  Senior Science Research Specialist Ma. Angelica Tujan served as one of the speakers on the Epidemics and Outbreaks session continue reading : RITM-MBL presents PH Genomic Surveillance implementation at Virus Genomics and Evolution 2022 conference in UK

RITM conducts competency-based training on malaria microscopy

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), through its Parasitology Department, conducted the Competency-based Training on the Microscopic Diagnosis of Malaria for two batches of medical technologists from various government and private health facilities and laboratories across the country. The four-day training course was a hybrid with two modality of instructions. The first two days continue reading : RITM conducts competency-based training on malaria microscopy

Mycology NRL pilots online training course on laboratory diagnosis of medically important fungi

The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for Mycology of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) successfully launched its first online training course on the Laboratory Diagnosis of Medically Important Fungi for medical technologists and physicians with a total of 150 participants.  Hosted via Zoom, the training pilot session for physicians was conducted on November 14-16, continue reading : Mycology NRL pilots online training course on laboratory diagnosis of medically important fungi