"New UP Manila lab to help police catch up with narcos’ tech" (Inquirer.Net)
"On Monday, UP Manila inaugurated its state-of-the-art Drugs of Abuse Research Laboratory (DARL), which boasts technology that can identify and analyze so-called designer drugs, or those not previously known to the government.
'We want to be part of the solution,' said Chancellor Carmencita Padilla. 'We all have a role in making sure we solve the drug problem in this country.'”
DARL will produce test kits that will enable law enforcement agencies to identify about 100 types of drugs, cut their waiting time for test results from weeks to days, and allow them to more easily file criminal cases against suppliers of new drugs.
UP Manila has partnered with the University of California San Francisco in setting up the laboratory, which received a P100-million endowment from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). The amount will be spent over two years for capacity-building and procurement of equipment..."