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Filipino Inventor Establishes a Next Generation Pharmaceutical Firm

The renowned Filipino Scientist and Inventor Dr. Richard Nixon Gomez realizes a ten-year endeavor with the establishment of the Bauertek Corporation – a 100% Filipino-owned research, development and production facility for all-natural herbal supplements which are 3 to 4 generations ahead of the norm. The concept of the whole project started with a high school project of his son in 2009, which the family later on decided to register for patent and then officially introduced to the market. This embraces their company motto: “ImbensyongPinoy, GawangPinoy”.

 

Figure 1. DOST Secretary, Hon. Fortunato T. DelaPeňa (middle), leads the ribbon cutting for the soft opening of the Bauertek Corp., together with its General Manager Dr. Richard Gomez (leftmost), Hon. Mayor Anastacia Vistan, and Mr. Francisco Pagayon.

Bauertek Corporation was inaugurated through a soft opening ceremony on 16 December 2019. The event has been attended by various special guests such as the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Hon. Fortunato T. DelaPeňa as the Special Guest of Honor; Mr. Francisco “Popoy” Pagayon, the current President of the Filipino Inventor Society Producer Cooperative (FISPC); Hon. Anastacia R. Vistan, the current Municipal Mayor of Plaridel; among others. After the ceremonial ribbon cutting, Dr. Gomez led the guests for a special tour inside the newly constructed Bauertek building in order to introduce the different facilities inside.

Figure 2. DOST Secretary Hon. Fortunato T. DelaPeňa delivers his inspirational message during the Soft Opening of the Bauertek Corporation.

Bauertek Corporation, which is located at SitioKabilangBakood, Sta. Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan, is a pharmaceutical facility dedicated to producing world class and Food and Drugs Administration (FDA)-approved food supplements. One of their products, PiCUR, is the first and only Philippine made food supplement that is approved by the German Government for over-the-counter selling.

The company plans to partner with various government agencies in order to benefit the local farmers, from which the company acquires its plant raw materials. Instead of importing plant raw materials, the company plans to work with Filipino-owned plantations and government managed growing areas, such as the 1000-hectare herbal plant farm in Isabela State University. DOST will also play a major role in terms of providing technology needed as well as equipment and machineries in order to convert the locally produced plants into globally acceptable products.

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