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NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

Aker BioMarine is a company in constant development. Here is the latest news and press releases.

Fourth quarter 2020: Promising new product launches and adjusted EBITDA growth of 2.5x YoY

 

Aker BioMarine today announces its results for the fourth quarter 2020.

Aker BioMarine enters into research collaboration for Alzheimer’s

 

Global biotech innovator Aker BioMarine enters into a research collaboration with Université de Sherbrooke Department of Medicine, to investigate if LPC-bound EPA/DHA is effective in preventing cognitive decline linked to Alzheimer’s disease. 

 

Aker BioMarine partners with Meltwater Champions Chess Tour

 

Play Magnus Group, a global leader in the chess industry, and Aker BioMarine, a leading global biotech innovator, have signed a four-year agreement for LYSOVETA™ by Aker BioMarine to serve as the Official Learning Partner for the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour.

Aker BioMarine takes delivery of support vessel Antarctic Provider

Aker BioMarine today takes delivery of its new support vessel Antarctic Provider, built by China’s CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. The vessel will set its course to Antarctica and commence service during first half of 2021.

QRILL Pet now a member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition

The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) is a U.S. based non-profit accelerator of environmental and social sustainability in the pet industry. As a new member, QRILL Pet is well-positioned to meet and exceed its own contributions to the health and wellbeing of pets and the planet, as well as support a more sustainable pet food industry.

Aker BioMarine launches INVI, a novel protein for human consumption

Aker BioMarine is expanding its ingredient portfolio with the launch of INVI, a hydrolyzed protein isolate with a complete amino acid profile, which is also rich in minerals, including calcium and magnesium.

 

Aker BioMarine signs first pharmaceutical agreement for development of therapies based on LYSOVETA™

 

Aker BioMarine has entered into an agreement with serial biotech entrepreneur Dr. Michael Davidson and his wholly owned company Medical Food Solutions Research, to develop pharmaceutical therapies for brain and eye health based on Aker BioMarine’s product LYSOVETA, LPC bound EPA/DHA.

Aker BioMarine appoints Valentina Tapia to lead its QRILL strategy in Chile

Valentina Tapia joins Aker BioMarine in Chile, serving as the company’s Sales Director for QRILL – the line of products derived from sustainably-sourced Antarctic krill. With her roots in marine biology, she has spent more than 15 years working in the Chilean aquaculture industry.

Aker BioMarine collaborates with University of Illinois Chicago

Aker BioMarine has obtained exclusive rights to University of Illinois Chicago’s (UIC) intellectual property (IP) related to LPC and will contribute to the research team as they continue to explore the potential of the lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) form of EPA and DHA.

Aker BioMarine hires its first ever female Fish Mate

Born and raised in a traditional fishing family in Lofoten, Norway, Hege Louise Eltoft sets her sights now towards the Southern Ocean, as she takes on the role as Fish Mate for Aker BioMarine’s Saga Sea vessel in Antarctica.

Aker BioMarine launches new circular economy company

Today, Aker BioMarine launches AION (Greek for ‘eternity’), a new company that will use a capital light and technology agnostic business model to offer products and services to companies with a desire to recycle waste and re-use materials.

Aker BioMarine joins industry alliance to reduce the carbon footprint of Norwegian salmon

Aker BioMarine joins forces with The Bellona Foundation, the Norwegian Seafood Federation and six other major players in the fish feed industry to improve the climate footprint of Norwegian salmon. The initiative «Råvareløftet» seeks to accelerate the development of new raw materials for fish feed. The aim is to contribute to major cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, while generating employment and furthering the development of the aquaculture industry.

Krill industry joins forces to protect penguins in Antarctica

An NGO-industry collaboration to protect the Antarctic Ocean today announces a big step forward with a year-round permanent closure of a 4 500km2 area of ocean around Hope Bay in the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The move is supported by the Association of Responsible Krill harvesting companies (ARK) and an NGO coalition of Greenpeace, Pew, WWF and Oceanites. 

Aker BioMarine appoints Webjørn Barstad as new EVP Offshore

Former Lerøy leader brings years of industry experience into new, executive-level role at Aker BioMarine.

New study helps dog owners determine the most effective omega-3 fatty acids for their pets’ diets

A new study, recently published in Veterinary Medicine and Science magazineput omega-3 fatty acids to the test, comparing the effects of short-chain (alpha-linolenic acid) versus long-chain (EPA and DHA) fatty acids in the diets of 20 Alaskan Huskies.

Aker BioMarine launches new business segment with broad application potential

 Global biotech innovator Aker BioMarine is today launching LYSOVETA™, a new delivery platform based on LPC-bound EPA and DHA from krill. This is a significant breakthrough that will open up new opportunities and new large markets within the brain, eye and other important health areas.

New study: Krill astaxanthin oil enhances growth and survival of shrimp in post-larval stage

While previous studies confirmed the stimulating effects of astaxanthin krill oil on Pacific whiteleg shrimp juveniles, little is known about its effect on shrimp in the post-larval stage. A new study from Instituto de Ciências do Mar, Brazil (Labomar) and Aker BioMarine aimed to remedy this knowledge gap, analyzing how astaxanthin krill oil impacts the shrimp during this intermediary growth stage.

Aker BioMarine signs strategic partnerships and commercial frame agreement in China

Aker BioMarine has a strong commitment and ambitions in the Chinese market. Aker BioMarine attends the CIIE (China International Import Export) expo in Shanghai from 5-10 November, which serves as a platform for expanding the company’s business in China.

New Head of Investor Relations to strengthen Aker BioMarine Finance team

Aker BioMarine, currently trading on Merkur Market, appoints Martin Stenshall as the company’s Head of Investor Relations.

Aker BioMarine’s Krill Fishery Receives an ‘A’ Rating For the Sixth Year in a Row

For the sixth year in a row, the Antarctic krill fishery is awarded with an A rating as the only reduction fishery in very good condition. This rating comes from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), an independent non-profit organization that evaluates the sustainability of global fisheries. 

AWR surpasses 1 million USD to support Antarctic science

AWR is launching its 7th call for proposal and presents the three new research projects that have received grants in 2020 with a total investment of USD 187,000. With this funding AWR has surpassed the milestone of USD 1 million devoted to Antarctic science projects since the launch of the organization in 2015.  

Aker BioMarine’s sustainable harvesting operations re-certified by MSC

Aker BioMarine receives its third consecutive certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for its sustainable Antarctic krill fishery following an independent assessment. The company was initially certified in 2010, being the first krill company ever to carry the MSC label.

Aker BioMarine opens new warehouse in India

Aker BioMarine continues to invest in India by establishing a new distribution hub in Chennai, to keep the region well-stocked with its QRILL Aqua products.

Aker BioMarine launches Antarctic Provider

 

Aker BioMarine celebrates the launch of its new, state-of-the-art support vessel at the ceremony at CIMC Raffles’ Yantai yard, as the vessel is ready for commissioning and final outfitting, just in time for the 2021 krill harvesting season.

New Field Study Demonstrates that Krill Oil Targets Choline Depletion During Physical Activity

Choline is an essential nutrient that has been implicated in athletic performance due to its role in maintaining normal muscle function. Levels of circulating free choline may decrease during high-intensity exercise, yet few nutritional strategies to counteract this potentially performance-depleting loss in choline have been investigated outside the laboratory.

New study reveals krill-sourced omega-3s most effective in Alaskan Husky diet

There’s no dispute that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are beneficial to canine diets, but the source of the omega-3s can impact absorption in the body. In a new study from Aker BioMarine, a team of scientists sought to uncover the dietary effects of omega-3s delivered by Antarctic krill meal versus fish oil.

Contemplated private placement and listing on Merkur Market

Aker ASA and Aker Capital AS (jointly “Aker”) announces that its subsidiary Aker BioMarine AS ("Aker BioMarine" or the “Company”), has engaged Arctic Securities AS, DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ.) (Oslo branch), (the “Joint Bookrunners”), to assist the Company in a contemplated private placement (the “Private Placement”) of new shares in the Company followed by a listing of its shares on Merkur Market (the “Listing”).

New study confirms growth effect of astaxanthin krill oil on Pacific white shrimp

Shrimp farmers seek growth and feed efficiency for their crops, but this can be challenging when water salinity concentration in commercial ponds is high.

Krill meal improves salmon health and fillet quality, according to new study

 

The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture (Nofima), in collaboration with Aker BioMarine, recently released a study looking into the health and fillet quality of Atlantic salmon after a period of dietary krill supplementation.

Aker BioMarine Appoints Anca Vislie as its New Marketing Manager of Human Health & Nutrition

 

New study: krill supplementation in olive flounder diets enhances growth and disease resistance

Aker BioMarine appoints aqua medicine expert to the QRILL Aqua team

 

New Study Proves that Krill Oil is a Good Source of Choline

Aker BioMarine brings big data to Antarctic krill fishery

 

Aker BioMarine agreement for distribution of the QRILL PAWS - World Arctic Series

 

Lisa Miller to Join as New Communication Director in the U.S.

 

Aker BioMarine secures FDA approval for QRILL Pet in the U.S.

 

Aker BioMarine and Acasti Pharma Enter Krill Oil Supply Agreement

 

New large-scale Antarctic krill survey confirms healthy krill biomass

 

Aker BioMarine’s Krill Fishery Receives an ‘A’ Rating For the Fifth Year in a Row

 

Aker BioMarine has become one of Uruguay’s top exporters

 

Aker BioMarine Appoints New Marketing Director Human Nutrition

 

Aker BioMarine welcomes new member to their krill patent family

 

Aker Group and World Economic Forum Launch Technology Centre for Ocean and Environment

 

New study shows krill is the most effective growth enhancer in diets for whiteleg shrimp

Aker BioMarine Granted Important Patent for its Purification Technology

 

Annual Report 2018: Significant ramp-up of strategic investments to scale up for future growth

Aker BioMarine wins prestigious World Branding Award

 

Aker BioMarine Appoints New EVP Innovation

 

Increased essential nutrient levels in dogs supplemented with krill meal, new study finds

 

Aker BioMarine strengthens its Animal Nutrition Product Team

Aker BioMarine to Build New State of the Art Support Vessel

 

New Sustainability Director at Aker BioMarine

Aker BioMarine and VARD Launch World’s First Purpose-Built Krill Harvesting Vessel

 

Aker BioMarine Pioneering Machine Learning for Operational Decision-Making

Aker BioMarine Announces Laboration Challenge Winner

 

Antarctic Wildlife Research Fund Announces Funding for More Science

 

Antarctic Krill Fishery Again Awarded Sustainability ‘A’ Rating

 

New Study Shows Potential Future of Aquaculture Feed

 

Aker BioMarine to Combine Norwegian and Chinese Technology When Building its New Support Vessel in China

 

Battling Lupus With Krill

 

Krill Fishing Companies Back Call to Protect Antarctic Ocean

 

Innovators Wanted – Own Office Not Required

Aker BioMarine’s Patent Family Welcomes New Member

 

Aker BioMarine Named Europe’s Most Innovative Company

 

Aker BioMarine’s Customer Awarded Omega-3 Product of the Year

Study Looks to Improve Performance of the World’s Toughest Triathletes

SFP ‘A’ Rating Third Year in a Row

Aker BioMarine Granted New Key Patent in the U.S.

Aker BioMarine Wins Awards for its Work on Health Promotion

 

Life Balance Wanted

The European Patent Office Confirms Validity of Key Aker BioMarine Patent

 

Aker BioMarine Supports Antarctic Ecosystem Research with USD 1 Million

 

Personalized Nutrition: A Perfect Fit for Krill Oil & The Omega-3 Index

Aker BioMarine Will Discuss the Trend of Personalized Nutrition and the Importance of Omega-3 Testing at SupplySide West 2017

Aker Talent Student Challenge

Do you want to showcase your skills and gain insight into Aker companies for the opportunity to become a summer intern in 2018? 

Aker BioMarine and Neptune close $US34 million agreement

Aker BioMarine and Neptune announce closing of $US34 million transaction to accelerate business and industry development.

Norway's most innovative business

We have been awarded the prize as Norway’s most innovative company by Innovasjonsmagasinet.

Annual report 2016

Aker BioMarine generated revenues of USD 117 million, equivalent to 11 percent growth compared to 2015.

Celebrating 10 years in the krill business

Join us for a special anniversary celebration at Vitafoods 2017!

Meets objectives with ITC proceedings

 U.S. lawsuit against Olympic Holding, Rimfrost, Emerald Fisheries and their partners Avoca and Bioriginal discontinued.

"It's What We Do"

Aker BioMarine discusses SDGs at Sustainable Brands Copenhagen.

Got omega-3s? Probably not enough.

Learn more about the newly launched Omega-3 Index Project at Engredea/Natural Products Expo West

Building new krill vessel

Aker BioMarine has commissioned a new environmentally-friendly krill harvesting vessel for NOK 1 billion. The vessel will be constructed in Norway by VARD.

Patent enforcement causes Luhua to stop selling Chinese krill oil

Luhua Biomarine and its U.S. distributor Infiniti Nutraceuticals agree to withdraw Luhua’s krill oil products from the U.S. market.

What's your Omega-3 Index®?

Quick and easy Omega-3 Test offers an early warning for heightened risk of heart disease.

Cooperation leads to major breakthrough at CCAMLR

Historic progress in the conservation of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean at this year’s CCAMLR meeting.

Superba Boost enters the US

Aker BioMarine is excited to introduce Superba Boost, a new krill oil concentrate that is commercially available for the US market.

Neptune and Aker BioMarine reach important patent agreement

The two parties recognize the patents’ strength and ending all litigation.

Can Krill oil improve the performance of US Rangers?

A research study with Infantry Officers will test the effects of krill oil concentrate on resiliency and performance.

‘A’ Rating from Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

For the second year in a row, Aker BioMarine is the only reduction fishery reported in “very good condition”.

Krilliant Pet Nutrition

We will exhibit at SuperZoo 2016 in Las Vegas, USA.

Annual report 2015

Innovation and commitment to sustainability are driving forces behind the company’s success and market growth.

Superfood for pets

We will exhibit at Interzoo 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Superba Boost Caps launched

Our first krill oil concentrate product features higher phospholipid content and omega-3s and qualifies for 4 EU-authorized health claims.

New product at Vitafoods 2016

We will host a product launch event and participate in several speaking opportunities.

New science on krill feed revealed

Solid 20% year-on-year volume growth in Qrill™ Aqua, our krill meal used in feeds for shrimp, marine fish and salmonids.

New Director of Communications and Director of Sustainability

Aker BioMarine has hired two new employees at its company headquarters in Norway.

Launch of new technology

Unveiling of Flexitech™ at the Natural Products Expo West-Engredea show in Anaheim, CA.

Party at Expo West/Engredea

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Winner of Nutrition ‘2014 Sustainability Award’

First Omega-3 company to be recognized in this category.

Regulatory approval in India

Superba Krill oil receives product approval from Food Safety Standards Authorities of India (FSSAI).

High scores during MSC certification renewal

 We have formally entered a comment period for the renewal of our Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

Our Products

From oil to gummies, krill from Aker BioMarine is finding its way into a lot of delivery formats.

For People

Superba Krill oil
Aker BioMarine’s Superba Krill Oil is a natural source of essential omega-3s, phospholipids, choline and astaxanthin. The phospholipid-bound EPA and DHA fatty acids found in krill are documented to be a readily absorbable source of important long-chain omega-3s. Superba Krill Oil contributes to a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, supporting heart, brain, and joint health.

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For Aqua - Culture

QRILL Aqua
Aker BioMarine produces nutrient-rich feed ingredients made from Antarctic krill, that help improve aquaculture efficiency. QRILL Aqua is rich in phospholipid-bound omega-3 fatty acids, the antioxidant astaxanthin, proteins and minerals. Previously, QRILL Aqua was known to promote faster growth in fish and shrimp. As we have learned more about the fundamental functions of krill nutrients, krill is also used in feed to improve stress tolerance, health and quality of both fish and shrimp.

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For Pets

QRILL Pet
Made of whole dried Antarctic krill, QRILL Pet is a functional ingredient for pet food. Products enriched with QRILL Pet provide a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, marine proteins and the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin. QRILL Pet offers a number of benefits for pets, including healthy organs, joints and fur.

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