Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO)-Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Joint Research Initiative

 The Health, Agriculture, and Training (HAT) Program under the  Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO)-Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) Joint Research Initiative is inviting qualified and interested researchers to submit concept proposals for possible funding on or before July 15, 2017.

As the coordinator for the Philippine side on the Health Initiative, PCHRD is accepting concept proposals on the following identified priority areas for Diagnostics in Health:

  • Development of diagnostic kits for Tropical Diseases (including neglected diseases)
  • Development of diagnostic kits for Emerging Infectious Diseases

The diagnostics can be point of care, screening, confirmatory and prognostic.  Submitted concept proposals will be matched with counterparts in Taiwan for possible collaborative research.

Possible technologies for research include:

  • Latex agglutination         
  • Lateral flow assay/Dipstick
  • Isothermal technology
  • Biosensors/Chemical sensors
  • Nucleic Acid Testing
  • Immunochemistry
  • Lab-on-a-chip (Microfluidics, paper technology, Nanotechnology, Aptamers or a  combination of)
  • Immunoassay
  • Radio-labelled assays

For further inquiries, you may contact Ms. Mary Ann I. Pacho at telephone numbers (632) 8377534 up to 35 local 304 or 305  or thru email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.