Technological University of Morelia

Estrenará UTM dos nuevos laboratorios

UTM will inaugurate two new laboratories

Two biotechnology laboratories are being built at the Technological University of Morelia (UTM) with 11 million pesos...

With an investment of 11 million pesos, these spaces will strengthen Biotechnology and Gastronomy careers

Morelia, Michoacán, November 29, 2022.- Two biotechnology laboratories are being built at the Technological University of Morelia (UTM) with 11 million pesos, financed by the Federal Government.

Graciela Andrade García Peláez, rector of the UTM, explained that this resource was authorized by the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Public Education, of 186 Polytechnic and Technological Universities of Mexico, only granted resources to 4 Technological Universities and 6 Universities Polytechnics. “In Michoacán, we were the only university that benefited. The project is aimed at expanding the laboratories and workshops of Engineering in Biotechnology and Gastronomy”.

He explained that the Laboratory Workshop for Food Transformation will have an investment of 4 million 615 thousand 691 pesos, considering the building, since it currently has existing equipment such as dehydrators, work tables, cold room and quality analysis area, as well as reagents. It is projected to be completed in January 2023.

In the same way and with the support of the Ministry of Communications and Public Works (SCOP), the construction of a Biotechnology Laboratory for food transformation began, which will have an investment of 3 million 800 thousand pesos for construction, plus 2 million 552 thousand 32 for equipment such as fermentation ovens, a commercial food mixer, an automatic oil press and a 50-liter alcoholic beverage macerator. It is expected to be ready at the end of February 2023.

Graciela Andrade explained that with these laboratories the training and learning applied to 850 Biotechnology and Gastronomy students are strengthened and expanded, plus those who enroll during the admission process in January 2023.

Finally, the rector explained that with this infrastructure the UTM will be able to offer dehydration services of various raw materials to producers and small companies.