The unit is responsible for the analysis of medicines and related substances as well as medical devices placed on the market to determine their fitness for purpose and verify manufacturer claims on their quality, efficacy and safety. Timely testing and reporting of results as well as results validity are important outputs for a successful laboratory operation.

The laboratory will achieve this through implementation of a laboratory quality management system based on the principles of ISO 17025 and the WHO accreditation guidelines. Headed by a laboratory manager supervising fifteen (15) analysts across three sections of microbiology, physiochemistry and medical devices analysis the laboratory will inform key decisions on products marketing.