CTO: Ma. Teresa M. Torres

Research and development on safety and efficacy/benefit, and quality of natural products

Research and development on safety, efficacy and/or benefit, and quality of natural products
The traditional knowledge and systems of Philippine cultural groups, especially on higher plants, are a rich basis for natural product research. Such research would include higher plants, animals, marine products, microbes, and others.
Research output shall include medicines, traditional medicines, health supplements, personal care and other products that are proven safe, beneficial, and of high quality. Excipients R&D for pharmaceutical and nutritional products shall also be covered in this cluster.
The R&D has three levels: community-based preparations, preparations to be used by the MSMEs, and full industry development.