Drug Analysis and Research Unit
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The Drug Analysis and Research Unit (DARU) is a premier laboratory in Kenya established in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The facility was established by  Prof. Isaac O. Kibwage, a renowned professor of pharmaceutical chemistry. The current Head of DARU is Dr. K.O. Abuga.

DARU carries out routine analysis on pharmaceutical products as well as market surveillance.The laboratory also carries out consultancies and research into various aspects of quality control and Good Manufacturing Practices.

DARU prides itself with the state of the art facilities and highly trained and competent analysts who are supervised by eminent academicians. 


Our Clients

We are  the oldest and most experienced  test Laboratory in East and Central Africa offering leadership in drug quality and research services in Kenya and beyond.

Our clients include:

1. Government Agencies:

  • Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • Kenyatta National Hospital
  • KARI

2. Non-Government Agencies and  Private Sector

  • Private hospitals and Pharmaceutical importers and distributors
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing industries.