ABITEC Corporation and Larodan AB announce brand refresh after successful integration of the two companies

14 September 2021

ABITEC Corporation and Larodan AB announce brand refresh after successful integration of the two companies

ABITEC Corporation, an ABF Ingredients company, announced in July 2020 the acquisition of Swedish manufacturer and international marketer of state of the art, high-purity research grade lipids, Larodan AB. After several months of virtually onboarding the company, ABITEC is anxious to announce the completion of a full integration strategy welcoming Larodan AB into the ABITEC family. In addition to the advanced technologies and innovative breakthroughs that Larodan is contributing, this relationship will now be sealed with a visual branding refresh to even further strengthen the connection and presence in the market.

As part of this transition, ABITEC felt it was important to maintain both brands but find a way to align them visually. Jeff Walton, CEO at ABITEC comments, “The goal of this change for ABITEC and Larodan was to not compromise current brand strength and identity but give each brand a refresh and create commonality among the two. This process would complete a successful integration of the two companies and help present our new collaboration to the world in a consistent and unified manner.” The approach started with identifying existing similarities and utilizing specific aspects of each separate brand to create a synergistic look and feel. Since both brands already shared a common color that seemed to be the natural place to start. Amanda Coulter, Marketing Manager ABITEC comments, “Incorporating certain features of each brand image into the final design was an important part of the process. It was truly a unified approach and quite reflective of the strong team environment that ABITEC and Larodan have already built.” Mimicking the rounded edges and feel of the Larodan logo, while incorporating additional colors from the ABITEC logo presented a great design opportunity. The result gave each company a refreshed look while visually connecting them and keeping the integrity of their name and brand in the marketplace. After many months of brainstorming and collaboration ABITEC and Larodan are ready to introduce their new “improved” branding.

 



About ABITEC Corporation

ABITEC Corporation is part of ABF Ingredients and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, US with two manufacturing sites in the Midwest. ABITEC specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of specialty lipid ingredients for use in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and specialty chemical markets. 

About Larodan

Larodan develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of high purity lipids for the international market. They serve customers throughout the world, directly and in collaboration with highly competent distribution partners. Their aim is to be the optimal partner for lipid related research, irrespective of the customer’s need or location.

About ABF Ingredients

ABF Ingredients is a division of Associated British Foods that focuses on high value ingredients for both food and non-food areas and comprises a range of ingredient companies which include AB Enzymes, Ohly, PGP International, and SPI Pharma.  The group has established strong market positions in cereal specialties, enzymes, esters, extruded ingredients, specialty lipids, specialty powders, specialty flours, yeast extracts worldwide

Larodan is Hiring a Chemist – Solna, Sweden

LARODAN IS HIRING!

Looking for a rewarding career in lipids?

Larodan is an international leader in the manufacture of high purity research grade lipids with its labs at the Karolinska Institute campus in Solna, Sweden. Our manufacture utilizes a broad variety of chemical synthesis methods and enzymatic reactions, as well as several separation and purification techniques. 
 
We are now hiring a chemist for our production department in our labs at the Karolinska Institute campus in Solna, Sweden. As part of a small team, you will be exposed to many different tasks, depending on your training, experience, and background.
 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree equivalent to MSc or PhD in chemistry with a focus on either organic chemistry or analytical chemistry 
  • Experience from chemical synthesis work in academia or as a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Or worked as an analytical chemist with experience in extractions and purifications

Most important for us, however, is that you have a genuine interest in chemistry, you are an open minded person, and that you are dedicated to work in a lab
 
If you are interested in the position, please contact:

Carl-Johan Arevång, Operations Director, calle@larodan.com, +46 70-620 03 62, OR
Fredrik Lindgren, Managing Director, fredrik@larodan.com, +46 732, 65 00 10

 

Learn more about Larodan here

 

ABITEC Corporation acquires Larodan AB Research Grade Lipids

ABITEC Corporation, an ABF Ingredients company, announced today that it has acquired Larodan AB, a manufacturer and international marketer of state of the art, high-purity research grade lipids.  This strategic acquisition will expand ABITEC’s functional lipid product offerings and scientific capabilities to better serve the pharmaceutical, nutritional and industrial market sectors.

Located at the globally recognized Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Larodan is known for its outstanding product quality, customer-friendly approach and extensive collaborations with academic and industrial researchers.  “Larodan is a world leader in the field of analytical-grade lipids and their scientific capabilities will not only expand ABITEC’s technical expertise but will also provide us with a strategic R&D location in Europe. The Larodan team has done an exceptional job in the development, manufacturing and global commercialization of their unique and highly specialized lipid reagents and we are thrilled to have them join the ABITEC team.  We share a common passion for innovation and lipids, and I look forward to us working together to grow and expand their brand in the US markets and across the globe,” said Jeff Walton, CEO of ABITEC.  “The acquisition will undoubtedly bring ABITEC to the forefront of the high-purity lipid market. 

It will also advance ABITEC into the field of Lipidomics which has the potential to offer researchers unparalleled capabilities to identify the numerous roles of lipids across a vast spectrum of health and disease states at the chemical level.  Together, the companies will create a global science-based organization that will use product innovation to propel ABITEC’s scientific and commercial interests to new heights.  

“We are very happy to find a new home with ABITEC, with whom we share a deep interest in lipids.  Together we can immediately offer a more comprehensive service to our American customers including, larger volumes and GMP grades,” said Fredrik Lindgren, selling shareholder and continuing Managing Director of Larodan.

 

About ABITEC Corporation

ABITEC Corporation is part of ABF Ingredients and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, US with two manufacturing sites in the Midwest. ABITEC specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of specialty lipid ingredients for use in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and specialty chemical markets.  In addition, ABITEC offers contract and toll manufacturing services for customers looking to develop and manufacture new oleochemical molecules, blend, or toll-manufacture an established product.

ABITEC’s trademarked specialty ingredients include Capmul®, Captex®, Caprol®, Acconon®, Sterotex®, Nutri Sperse®, Hydro~Kote® and Pureco®.   Through our world-class technical, scientific, regulatory, and manufacturing expertise, we deliver the highest quality lipid solutions in solubilization, emulsification and lubrication.  All ABITEC ingredients are produced in the USA.  Learn more about ABITEC

Download Full Release Here  – ABITEC Press Release – Larodan Acquisition July2020 vf

Larodan is now an official distributor of T&T Scientific

We are proud to announce that we have reached an agreement with T&T Scientific to become global distributors of their Liposome Technologies. Their NanoSizer Mini is the world’s first fully assembled, and low dead volume liposome, lipid, and polymer extruders: Faster, Cleaner, Easier, Cheaper, and Contamination-free. NanoSizer is the world’s first fully assembled liposome extrusion systems. The fully-assembled feature of these extruders allows researchers to save a significant amount of time of assembly. NanoSizer extruders provide researchers and developers with contamination-free liposome extrusion systems with no need for cleaning harsh biological materials and molecules which can carry from batch to batch. The low dead-volume and leak-proof character of these extruders greatly prevent the loss of precious lipid or other nano- or micro-particle solutions. Also, you can make the entire process of extrusion fully automated by NanoSizer AUTO technologies, whether you like to extrude 1mL or 300L. T&T Scientific operates out of Tennesse, US and we are glad to partner with them here at Larodan. 

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New distribution partners

Larodan International Distribution Partners

During 2018, Larodan has partnered with a number of highly competent and reputable international distribution partners throughout the world. Our new network of distribution partners will further improve the level of service to our customers.

For further information regarding your local market, please click the map or refer to the Distribution partners section under the Contact menu. 

Larodan opens US office

Larodan has established its US office in Michigan with Seth Huff as responsible

 

Larodan now has a permanent representation in the United States. Our local US office is set up in Michigan. Seth Huff has joined Larodan to assume responsibility for the US office. Seth Huff has a background in organic chemistry and has worked with regulatory affairs, quality management, and customer service. We now look forward to providing even better service to our customers and distribution partners in the US and Canada. Whatever your needs may be in the field of research grade lipids, you can reach us through seth@larodan.com, or as previously on info@larodan.com.

 

Phospholipids Update

We have now updated our PHOSPHOLIPIDS assortment.

Larodan offers both natural and synthetic phospholipids with high purity in mg up to kg scale. All products come with a certificate of analysis and we guarantee a purity of above 98% for synthetic products and above 96% for natural products.

The SYNTHETIC products include: DMPC, DPPC, DSPC, DOPC, POPC, DPPA, DMPE, DPPE, DSPE, DOPE, DMPG, DPPG, DSPG, DOPG, POPG and DOPS.

The NATURAL products include:

  • Egg: PC, LPC, PG, PE, SM, PA
  • Soybean: PC, LPC, PE, PA, PS
  • Sunflower: PC, LPC

For a full product listing, please visit our SHOP.

Read the brief introduction to our phospholipids HERE.

In addition, we provide custom made and labeled phospholipids. Please, feel free to CONTACT us at any time.

Technical sales and marketing coordinator

We are now looking for a technical sales and marketing coordinator to interact with our international customers. You will be involved in everything from marketing our products to ordering goods from our suppliers. You may have a background in some form of technical sales or order administration. Alternatively, you may be a recently graduated chemist or engineer. Or you may have some other exciting background. More than anything we are looking for a positive attitude and a curious personality.For an application or further enquiries, please contact Fredrik Lindgren, managing director, fredrik@larodan.com

Synthesis chemist

We are now looking for a qualified synthesis chemist to our team, to manufacture our existing products and develop new ones. You may have your background in product development or chemical manufacture. You may have experience from the synthesis of pharmaceuticals or fine chemicals in general, or even from lipids. Or you may have some other exciting background. More than anything we are looking for a positive attitude and a curious personality. For an application or further enquiries, please contact Calle Arevång, operations director, calle@larodan.com