Edo Poly Central Labs

Edo Poly Central Labs

Equipped with state of the art analytical equipment and trained research scientists, the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen is positioned to providing cutting-edge Analytical Consultancy Services to individuals, researchers, students in tertiary institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO), industries, parastatals/agencies of Government, Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and large-scale entrepreneurs.

The Laboratory offers training for quality control personnel from industries and students of tertiary institutions on quality control analysis and operational use of instruments (AAS, GC, UV/VIS Spec, Freeze dryers, PCR, Fourier transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR), pH meters, Colorimeter, Polarimeter etc. 

Our facilities: Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS), Infra-red Spectrophotometer, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Flame Photometer, Freeze dryers, Gas Chromatography (GC), Fourier transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR) , pH meters, Colorimeter, Polarimeter, Glassblowing facilities etc

Our analytical laboratories are involved in the following screening areas:






Plant Tissues


Determination of quantitative parameters: Total ash, Water soluble, Acid insoluble Ash values, moisture content, water and alcohol extractive values


Crude Fiber, Total Fat. Total protein,


Determination of the presence of heavy metals and other elements: N, P, Ca, Mg, K, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Na.  


Soil Samples

Determination of pH, Organic C, Exchangeable Ca, Mg, K, Na, P, Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, As.



Determination of pH, colour, odour, and presence of Ca, Mg, K, Na, Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Nitrate-N, Ammonium-N, phosphate


Total alkalinity, total hardness as calcium carbonate, Conductivity, turbidity,  Total Dissolved Solids


Industrial Raw Materials/foods

Determination of chemical composition and level of contamination (Levels of heavy metals: Ag, Al, B, Ba, Ca, Cd, As, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Si, Sn, Ti, V and Zn.


Phytochemical Screening


Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Tannins, Proteins, phytosterols, Phenolics, Saponins, terpenoids, Reducing sugars, Cardiac glycosides etc.


Quantification of secondary metabolites

Total flavonoids, Total phenolic contents, Total Tannins, Ascorbic contents of plant samples and fruits/fruit juices;


Antioxidant Screening

(DPPH) free radical scavenging activity of plant samples, Ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), ABTS, Lipid peroxidation inhibition assay, CUPRAC (cupric reducing antioxidant power) assay.


Toxicological Screening


Acute, sub-chronic and chronic toxicity studies


Training Services


Training of Personnel on Quality Control Analysis.


Training of Personnel on Operational and use of Analytical equipment (AAS, GC, UV/VIS Spec, Freeze dryers, PCR, FTIR)


pH meters, Colorimeter, Polarimeter



Graduate training.

Execution of undergraduate and postgraduate projects in the Biomedical  Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry


Pharmaceuticals / Medical products


Determination of Solubility, specific gravity, identification and quantification of active ingredients and other declared quality

parameters of finished drugs


Analytical work/Analytical Instrument contracting

Research personnel, students may from time to time have need to use our facility (equipment) to carry out part of their studies under supervision.


Freeze-drying of plants extracts/fruits/fruits juices


The concentration of plant extracts (organic solvents extracts/fractions) with Rotary evaporator


Determination of functional groups in pure samples, extracts and fractions with Fourier Transform Infra-Red spectrophotometer (FTIR).


Colourimetric determination of samples with UV-Vis spectrophotometer.


Samples analysis with Gas chromatography


For further enquiries visit www.esitmusen.edu.ng; Email: [email protected][email protected][email protected]

For sample submission and analysis, call:  08037890763; 08034113132; 07059231929; 08073184488; Venue: Edo State Polytechnic, Usen