Bio

Dr. Alex O. Okaru

Proactive lecturer and researcher with 10+ years of experience teaching courses on undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Pharmacy. Co-authored 4 Chapters on contemporary topics on monitoring food and beverage quality and cancer risk assessment. Published 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Publications


2021

Okaru, AO, Lachenmeier DW.  2021.  Margin of exposure analyses and overall toxic effects of alcohol with special consideration of carcinogenicity. Nutrients. 13:3785., Number 11: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract
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2020

Abuga, KO, Ndwigah SN, Amugune BK, Ongarora DB, Njogu PM, Okaru AO, Kibwage IO.  2020.  Quality control report of drugs analyzed in the drug analysis and research unit during the period 2011-2015. East and Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 23:79–86., Number 3 Abstract
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Lachenmeier, DW, Teipel J, Scharinger A, Kuballa T, Walch SG, Grosch F, Bunzel M, Okaru AO, Schwarz S.  2020.  Fully automated identification of coffee species and simultaneous quantification of furfuryl alcohol using NMR spectroscopy. Journal of AOAC International. 103:306–314., Number 2: Oxford University Press Abstract
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Okaru, AO, Scharinger A, de Rezende TR, Teipel J, Kuballa T, Walch SG, Lachenmeier DW.  2020.  Validation of a quantitative proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic screening method for coffee quality and authenticity (NMR Coffee Screener). Foods. 9:47., Number 1: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract
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2019

Okaru, AO, Rehm J, Sommerfeld K, Kuballa T, Walch SG, Lachenmeier DW.  2019.  The threat to quality of alcoholic beverages by unrecorded consumption. Alcoholic beverages. :1–34.: Woodhead Publishing Abstract
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Okaru, AO, Lachenmeier DW.  2019.  Processing Contaminants: Furfuryl Alcohol. : Academic Press Abstract
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Okaru, AO.  2019.  Improving cancer diagnosis in Kenya by use of short-lived radioisotopes: What and who is missing? Biophysics Society of Kenya. , Kakamega: Biophysics Society of Kenya

2018

Okaru, AO, Rullmann A, Farah A, de Mejia EG, Stern MC, Lachenmeier DW.  2018.  Comparative oesophageal cancer risk assessment of hot beverage consumption (coffee, mate and tea): the margin of exposure of PAH vs very hot temperatures. BMC cancer. 18:1–13., Number 1: BioMed Central Abstract
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Kuballa, T, Hausler T, Okaru AO, Neufeld M, Abuga KO, Kibwage IO, Rehm J, Luy B, Walch SG, Lachenmeier DW.  2018.  Detection of counterfeit brand spirits using 1H NMR fingerprints in comparison to sensory analysis. Food chemistry. 245:112–118.: Elsevier Abstract
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2017

Okaru, AO, Brunner TS, Ackermann SM, Kuballa T, Walch SG, Kohl-Himmelseher M, Lachenmeier DW.  2017.  Application of 19F NMR spectroscopy for content determination of fluorinated pharmaceuticals. Journal of analytical methods in chemistry. 2017: Hindawi Abstract
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Okaru, AO, Abuga KO, Kamau FN, Ndwigah SN, Lachenmeier DW.  2017.  A robust liquid chromatographic method for confirmation of drug stability of Azithromycin in bulk samples, tablets and suspensions. Pharmaceutics. 9:11., Number 1: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract
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Okaru, AO, Lachenmeier DW.  2017.  The food and beverage occurrence of furfuryl alcohol and myrcene—two emerging potential human carcinogens? Toxics. 5:9., Number 1: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract
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Okaru, AO, Abuga KO, Kibwage IO, Hausler T, Luy B, Kuballa T, Rehm J, Lachenmeier DW.  2017.  Aflatoxin contamination in unrecorded beers from Kenya–A health risk beyond ethanol. Food Control. 79:344–348.: Elsevier Abstract
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Okaru, AO, Abuga KO, Kibwage IO, Lachenmeier DW.  2017.  High ethanol contents of spirit drinks in Kibera slums, Kenya: Implications for public health. Foods. 6:89., Number 10: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract
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Okaru, AO, Abuga KO, Kibwage IO.  2017.  Quality of spirit drinks in Kibera slums, Nairobi County, Kenya. International Food Research Journal. 24:2435–2441., Number 6: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Faculty of Food Science & Technology Abstract
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2016

Hausler, T, Okaru AO, Neufeld M, Rehmd J, Kuballa T, Luy B, Lachenmeier DW.  2016.  Nontargeted nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis to detect hazardous substances including methanol in unrecorded alcohol from Novosibirsk, Russia. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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2015

MARU, S, Okaru AO, Kamau FN, Kuria KAM, Gathu L, MATHENGE A, others.  2015.  Formulation and evaluation of ibuprofen gel using a natural polymer. East and Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 18:18–22., Number 1 Abstract
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2014

Abuga, KO, Amugune BK, Ndwigah SN, Kamau FN, Thoithi GN, Ogeto JO, Okaru AO, Nguyo JM, Kingondu OK, Mugo HN, others.  2014.  Drug Quality Control In Kenya: Observations In The Drug Analysis And Research Unit (DARU) During The Period 2006-2010. Abstract
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Okaru, AO, Abuga KO, Kamau FN, Ndwigah SN.  2014.  HPLC Analysis of azithromycin tablets and suspensions. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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Okaru, A, Pharm M.  2014.  HPLC Analysis of Azithromycin Suspensions and Tablets. Tablet. 93:1–55. Abstract
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Okaru, AO, Abuga KO, Kamau FN, Ndwigah SN.  2014.  HPLC Analysis of azithromycin tablets and suspensions. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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2013

Abuga, KO, Amugune BK, Ndwigah SN, Kamau FN, Thoithi GN, Ogeto JO, Okaru AO, Nguyo JM, Kingóndu OK, Mugo HN, others.  2013.  Quality Performance of Drugs Analyzed in the Drug Analysis and Research Unit (DARU) during the Period 2006-2010. East and Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 16:33–43., Number 2 Abstract
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2012

Maru, SM, Gathu LW, Mathenge AW, Okaru AO, Kamau FN, Chepkwony HK.  2012.  In vitro drug release studies of metronidazole topical formulations through cellulose membrane. East and Central African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 15:57–62., Number 3 Abstract
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