CAARU Instruments

The Central Analytical and Applied Research Unit (CAARU)

The Central Analytical and Applied Research Unit (CAARU) is an ISO 9001-2008 certified laboratory at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). Since its inception, CAARU strived for excellence in all types of quality analytical services, research and training. The unit is well equipped with all major top-of the range instrumentation, required for different types of analyses. Services provided by the unit are categorized as Mass Spectrometry & Chromatography, Material Sciences, and Cellular & Molecular Biology. CAARU is one of the fast growing entities in Oman, reaching out to many new customers every year. CAARU also provides training to students, researchers and staff from SQU, and other institutions in Oman and abroad. The unit is located at the College of Science premises of SQU. The scope of our quality management system is “Testing of Clay, Rock, Soil and Water for Minerals and Elements. Microbial Identification, DNA & Protein Sequencing & Cell Sorting. Residue Analysis in Water & Food. Drug & Crude Oil Analysis. Training and Research Assistance”.


Building a complaint and internationally accredited functional facility to serve research, training and consultancy at Sultan Qaboos University and formulate business link with organization nationally and internationally.


The primary mission of CAARU is to develop into a focal point for application and applied research in Sultan Qaboos University by making our service readily available and to establish a strong link between SQU and Corporate sector in academia and research.