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The function of KMFRI laboratory services include:- Provision of technical services in field and laboratory under various research programmes; collection, preservation, storage and analysis of samples; maintenance of laboratory records and processing of experimental data; basic maintenance of scientific equipment for training and supervision of students on attachment and internship; developing, validating and implementing standard operating procedures in specified laboratories; developing of appropriate specifications for laboratory chemicals and equipment; formulating laboratory quality control procedures; evaluating laboratory services; coordinating provision of services in a specialized laboratory; ensuring implementation of good laboratory practices; facilitating preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment; undertaking technical evaluation of quotations and tenders for laboratory supplies; and monitoring and evaluation of laboratory services.

Ms. Mary Okachi measuring feed samples using Analytical Balance Model D449325815 for Nile tilapia fry

Mr. Joseph Opondo, a student on attachment from MMUST identifying zooplankton from a water sample using a microscope Model  6050153

Ms. Alice Osinde putting sex reversal hormone in an upright freezer Model ZT30BF170042 for preservation purposes

Ms. Alice Osinde placing samples in a centrifuge chamber Model 0009535-11 for phase separation

Ms. Gladys Boundi entering water quality parameters data in a computer Model 3CQ7362344


Ms. Emily Wafula putting fish flakes in the Vacuum Drying Oven Model DZF-6050 for drying purposes


Ms. Emily Wafula inserting petri dish with fish flesh sample in the Memmert Oven Model B317-0587/UN75PLUS to eliminate  moisture content

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