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Mr. Musa K. Wakabi – Directorate of Government Analytical Lab, Uganda
Research topics: Criminalistics, toxicology

Message :
I am indebted to Shimadzu for selecting me amongst the users of Shimadzu GC-MS equipment across the globe as a runner up for this campaign. The use of Shimadzu triple quadrupole gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry with its information-rich content and explicit confirmation has enabled us to obtain excellent results in food safety, environment monitoring and forensic toxicology. I am privileged for this and looking forward to continue my journey of mass spectrometry with Shimadzu as before with more enthusiasm and ambition.

“Shimadzu GC-MS analytical results that have contributed to society”

Analysis with Shimadzu instruments

The increasing public concern about pesticide contamination of food and the environment in recent years has increased the demand for broader and stricter pesticide monitoring. This requires an effective analytical technique for the simultaneous determination of pesticide residues to protect consumers and guarantee the safety of agricultural products. 

This study was aimed at determination of pesticide residues in cucumber using a GC-MS/MS with QuEChERS method in sample preparation. The use of Shimadzu triple quadrupole gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GCMS-TQ8040) with its information-rich library enabled excellent results to be obtained, thanks to its wonderful sensitivity and selectivity with helium carrier gas at a constant flow of 1mL/min. Pesticides were identified according to their retention times and target and qualifier ions, based on the peak area ratio of the targets to that of internal standard.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography New Nexera

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.

Chuka University Exhibition

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.