We listened.

Over the past four years, Avanti Polar Lipids has navigated a series of transformations. One significant milestone was our acquisition by Croda in 2020, which presented opportunities for significant expansion. Amidst this acquisition, we also faced the urgent demand for vaccine components during the global pandemic, making rapid expansion not only an opportunity but also a necessity.

As with any rapid development, there were inevitable challenges. We acknowledge that these challenges may have impacted your experience, as indicated by feedback from a customer survey conducted last year. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we want to express our sincere appreciation. Each comment has been carefully reviewed, guiding us toward enhancements to better cater to your needs.

While we hope you've already noticed some positive changes, we are committed to ongoing improvement. We've implemented changes to our business operations and are excited to announce continued improvements that we believe will further enhance your experience with us.

You responded. We listened. You want pure lipids, but you deserve more than that! You deserve a partner dedicated to excellence in every aspect.

Read more about our improvements below, and stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

We are pleased to announce a 10% discount to all of our academic researchers based in the United States!

How it works...

We want to make it easy for academic researchers to take advantage of the discount. So, we have added the 10% discount to academic accounts that have previously been set up. When you receive an invoice you should see a line item for "trade discount" that will indicate the value of the discount that has been applied.


  1. Why do I not see the discount when checking out during an online order? The online order process is not capable of automatically showing the academic discount yet. But please be assured that when it is time to pay for the order, the invoiced amount will reflect the discount.
  2. Why am I not seeing the discount on my invoice? If you are an academic research lab and do not see the discount on your invoice please contact us at customerservice@avantilipids.com and we will apply the discount manually. Once we make the change, the discount should apply automatically for future orders. If you are not an academic research lab, the discount will not appear on your invoice because the account is not eligible.
  3. Do I need to do anything to take advantage of the discount if I am a new customer? When setting up a new account, the customer service team will automatically set up the academic discount if the account is eligible. If you believe you are eligible but do not see the discount applied to your first order, please contact us at customerservice@avantilipids.com and we will apply the discount manually if eligible. Once the discount has been applied to the first order, it should automatically apply to future orders.
  4. Why is the discount only available to customers located in the United States? Merck KGaA (Sigma-Aldrich), Darmstadt, Germany is the exclusive Distributor of Avanti Polar Lipids, LLC. Research Products for all countries except the United States. Avanti Research Products are available through Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany at www.sigmaaldrich.com/avanti.

Key Benefits:

  1. Cost Savings: Academic budgets are often limited, and research-grade lipids are not cheap. Discounts help lower the cost to academic institutions and researchers, which in turn can help the institution to stretch their budgets and perhaps even afford a bit more of what they need, or even more experiments.
  2. Access for high-quality products: a lot of experiments in biochemistry, molecular biology and pharmacology rely on research-grade lipids, and the academic discount can provide access for high-quality lipids for the scientist.
  3. Boosting Collaboration: Additionally, academic discounts for research-grade lipids can foster collaborations between researchers and/or institutions, which can improve sharing of resources, knowledge transfer and interdisciplinary research, eventually helping advancing scientific discovery.
  4. Assisting Education and Training: Academic price-breaks also help to support efforts in education and training of researchers and students with an adequate base of research material as well as give students the opportunity to learn by ‘doing’. This will help to train the next generation of scientists.
  5. Encouraging innovation: If we reduced the cost of access to research-grade lipids by discounting them, this would encourage innovation, as researchers would have access to test more hypotheses and ideas without solely being limited by financial constraints. This can pave the way for new therapies and disease understanding.

In addition to offering an academic discount, we are pleased to announce our new partnership as a preferred supplier with Prendio

Prendio offers significant advantages for life sciences companies by streamlining the procurement process. It is specifically designed for the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, addressing their unique needs with features that simplify and automate purchasing. This leads to faster acquisition of essential supplies and equipment, crucial for maintaining the pace of research. Additionally, Prendio helps organizations achieve cost savings through better supplier negotiations, bulk purchasing, and minimizing unnecessary expenses.

Moreover, Prendio ensures compliance with industry regulations and internal policies by providing robust tools for tracking orders, managing approvals, and maintaining detailed procurement records. Its ability to integrate with existing financial and inventory management systems enhances operational efficiency. The platform’s user-friendly interface further simplifies the procurement process, making it easier for users to adopt and use effectively. Overall, Prendio supports life sciences organizations by making their procurement processes more efficient, cost-effective, and compliant.

We truly hope that this partnership will help ease the ordering process for all of your lipid needs!

We sincerely hope that you know how much you are valued and how much we appreciate being your trusted source for all of your lipid needs.

Stay tuned for more exciting news!