Resource Mobilization

Marketing Department

[blockquote] The Marketing Department was established in 2001 and the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer established in 2007 and placed within the department to form the larger Office of Marketing, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer. Currently the department has 5 staff in total with 2 Senior Marketing Officers, 2 Marketing Officers and 1 Marketing Assistant housed within the Production Unit. The department is currently headed by a Marketing & IP Manager in acting capacity.[/blockquote]


[blockquote]To promote the development and marketing of research products and services whilst seeking relevant intellectual property protection, where applicable, with a view to enhancing the Institute’s revenue base.[/blockquote]


[blockquote]To be among the leading centres of excellence in Marketing, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer management in the world.

Overall Mandate:

Coordination of all activities relating to the development, intellectual property protection, marketing and commercialization of the Institute’s research products and services.

Specific Mandates:

1.       To develop and implement appropriate marketing strategies and plans towards generation and retention of customers for the Institute’s products and services.

2.       Develop effective intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization strategies for the Institute’s research products and services.

3.       To identify and develop additional facilities for the development of products and services towards increasing customer offerings with the aim of increasing revenue generation at the Institute.

4.       To design appropriate customer-oriented programs that enhance retention of customers hooked on KEMRI’s products and services.

Quality Objectives:

1.       Increasing access through the development and execution of appropriate marketing strategies of safe, effective, high quality and affordable diagnostic, pharmaceutical and analytical products and services for use in the healthcare system.

2.       Enhancing mutually beneficial relationships with the various Institute customers to ensure the development and delivery of high quality products and services for public benefit.

3.       Maintaining and continually improving the competence of staff through appropriate training and provision of enabling work environment that motivates, energizes and recognizes the contributions of individuals and teams.

4.       Complying with the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System (QMS) requirements and continuously improving the Institute’s products and services.

5.       Ensuring the delivery of products and services that conform or exceed our customers ‘requirements and expectations within a maximum duration of 24 hours once an order is placed.

6.       Emphasizing on customer satisfaction, meeting the requirements of both internal and external customers and establishing quality objectives to guide all operations in the department.

Customer focus

Team work



Marketing Department is located within the KEMRI Production Unit

Production Unit Building

KEMRI Headquarters Complex


KEMRI- Marketing  & IP Office,

P.o Box 54840, 00200, City Square, Nairobi.

Telephone: +254 (20)2722541 Ext 3430/ 2710377


Specialized Diagnostic Services as below;

1.       Sequencing
2.       Fragment analysis (Parenity/Maternity)
3.       Spectrophotometry UV/VIS
4.       Lyophilization of biological materials
5.       HBV Quantitative Real Time PCR
6.       HBV Genotype B&C Real Time PCR
7.       HCV Real Time RT-PCR
8.       HIV-1 Real Time RT-PCR
9.       Human Parvovirus(B19 )Real Time PCR
10.   Dengue Fever Virus General-type Real Time RT-PCR
11.   Dengue Fever Virus ⅠReal Time RT-PCR
12.   Dengue Fever Virus II Real Time RT-PCR
13.   Dengue Fever Virus III Real Time RT-PCR
14.   Dengue Fever Virus IV Real Time RT-PCR
15.   Chikungunya Virus Real Time RT-PCR
16.   West Nile virus Real Time RT-PCR
17.   Rift Valley Fever Virus (RVFV) PCR
20.   CBC W. Reticulocyte 1-10 samp
21.   CBC W. Reticulocyte 11-20 samp
22.   CBC W. Reticulo. more Than 02S
23.   CBC W/O. Reticulo.1-10 SAMPLE
24.   CBC W/O. Reticulo.11-20 SAMPLE
28.   Dengue Fever Virus≤30S
29.   Rift Valley Fever Virus ≤30S
30.   Chikungunya Virus ELISA≤30S
31.   Yellow Fever Virus ELISA≤30S
32.   Genomic DNA/RNA isolation
33.   HPV (Hepatitis)
  1. Diagnostic and pharmaceutical products
  2. Routine and specialized diagnostic, clinical and analytical services
  3. Hire/Rental of Institute facilities
  4. Incineration services