Launch of new technology

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By Aker BioMarine, March 11, 2016
Unveiling of Flexitech™ at the Natural Products Expo West-Engredea show in Anaheim, CA.

 

This patented technology, exclusive to the company, will enable it to continually expand its product line, bringing more innovation to the krill oil market.

More specifically, this processing flexibility allows Aker BioMarine to up-concentrate krill oil's various beneficial components (such as phospholipids and omega-3s), as well as remove the salts in krill oil, which can lead to off odors and taste.

Flexitech does not involve any form of high temperature treatment such as molecular distillation. Furthermore, it does not involve the use of other solvents besides ethanol and water. Flexitech relies solely on low temperature and efficient fractionation methods, which remove unwanted salts and other polar constituents.

The first new product to result from this technology is Superba™ 2, the next generation of Superba Krill Oil. Superba 2 features enhanced encapsulation properties such as improved smell, taste and visual appearance. And like all Superba products, Superba 2 is certified 100% sustainable and traceable, and produced through a vertically integrated supply chain that is 100% owned and controlled by Aker BioMarine.

Read more about krill research here.

This new technology and products wouldn't be possible without Aker BioMarine's new commercially operational facility in Houston, TX. This 180,000 square foot NSF GMP facility is where the company will now produce Superba 2, along with future Superba innovations.

More than triple the size of the next largest krill oil supplier, this new facility also allows all Aker BioMarine products manufactured at this site to be "Made in the USA." And the best part is that the company's control over its supply chain gives it full accountability for its products -- from catch to capsule.

 

Consumers often look for what's new, different and most beneficial when it comes to products, especially in the health and wellness space, and we are excited to bring them Flexitech and Superba 2. As a leader in the krill oil market, we need to continue moving forward by pushing the boundaries and stepping outside of the box. Our new facility and technology will allow us to continually innovate to produce new products like Superba 2. This is just the beginning of a new era for omega-3s and krill.

Matts Johansen

CEO Aker BioMarine

 

For more information please contact:
Becky Wright
Marketing Director, Aker BioMarine
becky.wright@akerbiomarine.com
 

About Aker BioMarine

Aker BioMarine is a leading supplier of krill-derived products to the consumer health and wellness and animal nutrition markets. Aker BioMarine is dedicated to sustainable krill fishing as well as the development of krill-derived products. The company supplies marine ingredients through a 100% traceable supply chain that it owns and controls. Aker BioMarine was the first krill company to be awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. It has also been Non-GMO Project Verified, adding another layer of traceability and transparency to its products and supply chain. Its new manufacturing facility located in Houston, TX, offers many advantages, including the ability to produce products that are "Made in the USA."

About Superba™ Krill

Superba™ Krill is a pure, natural source of the health-promoting EPA & DHA omega-3 essential fatty acids and the naturally occurring antioxidant astaxanthin. The uniqueness of Superba Krill is that the omega-3 fatty acids are provided in phospholipid form. In vitro, in vivo and human clinical research has demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Superba Krill.

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