About

 

History

The National Chemistry Instrumentation Center (NCIC) is a research service center established in 1995 to provide support services in the areas of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry (MS) to researchers, industry and government regulators in the Philippines. The initial impetus for the NCIC was the Engineering and Science Education Program (ESEP) financed through the World Bank and administered by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

 

Purpose

The goal is to contribute to national development by providing readily available nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS) services to government, academe, and industry. NCIC also conducts its own research on important problems confronting various sectors especially in the fields of industry, health, and agriculture.

 

Services

The NCIC offers the following services:

​Product Quality Evaluation

Products are required to adhere to local or international standards and regulations, such as the CODEX for food products. The NCIC can help clients determine the level of compliance, as well as provide them with competent technical advice regarding their manufacturing process.  

​Product Development

The NCIC can assist clients in the chemical analysis required for the licensing of new products. Aside from this, the NCIC can also help develop and validata QA/QC methods to evaluate the product's performance.

Characterization of Materials

Materials testing for import and export, customs and tariffs, and verification of supplied materials' quality may require MS and NMR analysis such as raw materials and products.

Environmental Analysis

Because the impact of human activity on the environment is an important concern, the ability to determine the presence of harmful chemicals in the environment is crucial. Clients can benefit from NCIC's experience in the examination of samples for pollutants such as pesticides, volatile organic compounds, PCBs, and others. A diverse range of samples such as soils, food, surfactants in water, and even gaseous vehicular emissions cna also be scrutinized.