Glyphosate and Glufosinate are phytosanitary products widely used as weed killers, especially in cereal and vegetable crops. This study presents a new analytical approach allowing their quantification and separation on reverse phase thanks to in-vial -addition of a pairing agent. This new strategy provides a method that allows to achieve good retention, separation, and sensibility. A rapid method is set up with 7 min run and easy sample preparation. This sensitivity allows their quantification below 50 µg/kg for fruits and 100 µg/kg whatever the matrix. This method shows good repeatability, yield extraction, and robustness.
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ESTEC Ltd supports different models of HPLC in East Africa from Shimadzu. Among the models supplied are Prominence HPLC modular system, Prominence-i HPLC integrated system, NEXERA HPLC modular system and NEXERA-i HPLC integrated system. The HPLC Systems fully automated with solvent delivery unit (Pump), Degasser unit, Auto sampler, system controller and detector options of UV Detector, PDA Detector, Fluoresce Detector and RID -Refractive Index Detector.
The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, we at ESTEC LIMITED wanted to reach out and update you on how we’ve been approaching the situation
First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery.
ESTEC LTD is closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 virus situation as it unfolds daily. We can all appreciate the difficulties in predicting the progress of the COVID-19 virus in the coming weeks and months. Please be assured we at ESTEC are taking appropriate steps to enable us to maintain services as far as possible to our customers throughout East Africa, while adopting local government or health authority restrictions and guidance.
Delivery of goods: We are continuing to process orders, however there may be delays in delivery of goods due to the reduced global logistics operations as well as reduced manufacturing capacity from countries in lockdown.
Technical Services: Service works may be delayed as we reduce movement of our technical team to lower the risk of exposure to the virus. Emergency breakdown jobs will be prioritized over routine services and installations. All travel outside of Kenya has been suspended, however we will continue to provide free technical support through our emails and over the phone.
We will continue to monitor and assess the coronavirus situation and adjust our workflow in line with recommendations from the WHO and Kenyan Government officials. We will update all our stakeholders of any changes to our existing service level commitments as the situation develops. ESTEC LTD is committed to serving you and supporting your businesses through this challenging time with minimal disruption. We remain your trusted partner, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
The Analytical solution seminar was held at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi Kenya. The aim of the seminar was to create awareness of the LabSolutionsCS_with_Vids (Data Integrity) & more knowledge of the Shimadzu equipment, demos and practical illustrations on Data Integrity. The turn out for the seminar showed a very strong presence in the Region.
Chuka University 6th International Research Conference held in Chuka University – The Conference theme was: “Leveraging Entrepreneurial Research and Education for Sustainable Development (LERESD)”. The research conference and exhibition was in line with contemporary times that require turning research and education milestones into enterprises for solving recalcitrant societal problems for healthy, secure and wealthy livelihoods creation. As ESTEC Team we had a very successful exhibition and we are very proud to be a part of this great quest by providing quality equipment for analysis and research.