Our products are used in many ways, from healthcare to bioscience and industrial chemistry.
Chemically pure lipids, their esters and isotope labelled analogs are commonly used as reference standards for GC, HPLC and MS, but also for other various analytical techniques. Reference standards can be either internal (mixed in with sample) or external (such as a calibration standard for the analytical equipment). They can be used both for identification and quantification. Chemical analysis of lipids takes place in a broad range of research disciplines, including lipidomics and metabolomics. It is also commonly used in process development in food oil chemistry, process control in the manufacture of biodiesel, and for quality control of finished product in food and pharmaceutical production.
For experiments in bioscience and nutritional sciences
As reagents, natural and modified lipids are used for conducting experiments and to study lipids in bioscience and nutritional sciences alike. Lipid mediators (such as eicosanoids and octadecanoids) are studied for their roles in both health and disease. They can be studied as targets or biomarkers, as objects of lipid transport or lipid interaction, and as core components of lipoproteins.
Food, cosmetics and personal care
Lipids are a natural ingredient in food, but they are also used as added ingredients for the modification of energy, taste or texture. They are also (as it seems, increasingly popular) active ingredients in clinical nutrition and medical nutrition products. The pharmaceutical industry uses a number of lipid compounds as active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). As a passive ingredient, lipids are used as excipients in the formulation of other types of API. Lipid softgels and emulsions are normally based on acylglycerols, and solid lipid nanoparticles for mRNA delivery is based on phospholipids, cholesterol and other, lipid-like compounds. Also in cosmetics and personal care, lipids may be an active as well as a passive ingredient.
The chemicals we manufacture are used in a wide array of applicances from food suppliments to skincare and biodiesel.