Avanti Polar Lipids offer and outstanding range of over 2000 lipids, detergents, mass spec standards and tools for lipid/protein interactions.

The consistent quality which characterises all Avanti products is the foundation of their reputation which has been established in over 40 years of business.

Avanti have solutions for the entire product cycle from research to commercialisation.

Product Categories 

Stable Isotopes & ESR Probes

  • 13C Probes
  • Perdeuterated Lipids
  • Skin Ceramides – Deuterated
  • Miscellaneous – Deuterated
  • Miscellaneous – ESR Probes
  • Phospholipids – Deuterated
  • Sphingolipids – Deuterated
  • Sterols – Deuterated

Aurora® Gold Probes

Bacterial Lipids

  • Cyclopropyl Lipids
  • Mycolic Acids

Click Reagents

Cationic Lipids (Transfection)

  • GL67
  • DC-Cholesterol
  • DDAB
  • Ethyl PC
  • Multivalent Cationic Lipid
  • pH Sensitive Lipids (DAP, DOBAQ)

Coenzyme A & Derivatives

  • Acyl CoA – Saturated Fatty Acid
  • Acyl CoA – Unsaturated Fatty Acid
  • Coenzyme A
  • Derivatives


  • Avandecrys®


  • Storage Products
  • Extruder Kits
  • Membranes
  • Replacement Parts

Fatty Acid Modified Lipids

  • Biotinylated Lipids
  • Brominated Lipids
  • Diacetylene Lipids
  • Diphytanoyl Lipids
  • Fluorinated Lipids
  • Lipids for Supported Monolayers
  • Oxidized Lipids

Fluorescent Lipids

  • Phospholipids
  • Sphingolipids
  • Glycerolipids
  • Sterols
  • Oxidized Lipids
  • TopFluor® Derivatives
  • Other

Headgroup Modified Lipids

  • Adhesive Lipids
  • Alkyl Phosphates
  • Antigenic Lipids
  • Chelators
  • Functionalized Lipids
  • Glycosylated Lipids
  • MRI Imaging Reagents
  • pH Sensitive Lipids (DAP, DOBAQ)


  • Storage Products
  • Antibodies
  • LIPID MAPS MS Standards
  • Lipid Snoopers®
  • Lipidomix® Standards
  • Toolbox

Natural Lipids

  • Cholesterol
  • Dolichols
  • Extracts
  • Phospholipids
  • Sphingolipids
  • TLR-4 Agonist

Neutral Lipids

  • 2-Hydroxyoleic Acid
  • Diacyl Glycerols & Analogs
  • Glycosylated Diacyl Glycerols
  • Lysosomal PLA2 Substrates
  • N-Acylglycine (NAGly)
  • Plant Lipids
  • Prenols
  • Prostaglandins
  • Very Long Chain Fatty Acids (VLCFA)


  • Bis(Monoacylglycero)Phosphate (BMP)
  • Cardiolipin
  • Ether Lipids
  • Inverted Headgroups
  • Lipids for Supported
  • Monolayers & Bilayers
  • Oxidized Lipids
  • PA, LPA & Cyclic LPA
  • PC & LPC
  • PE & LPE
  • PG & LPG
  • PI, PIP & LPI
  • Plasmalogens
  • PS & LPS
  • Sterol-Modified Phospholipids


  • Bioactive Ceramides
  • Ceramides
  • Glycosphingolipids
  • Phosphosphingolipids
  • Phytosphingosine & Derivatives
  • Receptor Agonist/Antagonist
  • Sphingolipid Metabolism
  • Sphingomyelin
  • Sphingosines



  • Cholic Acid
  • Natural Sterols
  • Oxysterols


  • Lipids For Bicelle Formation
  • Liposomal Doxorubicin Nano-Drug
  • Pre-mixed Lipid Blends

Polymers & Polymerizable Lipids

  • Crosslinking Lipids
  • Fluorescent PEG Lipids
  • Functionalized PEG Lipids
  • mPEG Ceramides
  • mPEG Phospholipids
  • PEG Sterols

Bioactive Lipids

  • 2-Hydroxyoleic Acid
  • Acyl Carnitine Lipids
  • Alkylphosphocholines
  • Bioactive Ceramides
  • Diacylglycerol Pyrophosphate (DGPP)
  • Endocannabinoids/Anandamides
  • Inhibitors
  • Inositol Phosphates
  • KRN7000
  • Lipid Oxidation Products
  • Liponucleotides


  • LPA & Cyclic LPA
  • Lysosomal PLA2 Substrates
  • Lysyl Phosphatidylglycerol
  • N-Acylglycine (NAGly)
  • PAF & PAF Analogs
  • Plant Lipids
  • Receptor Agonist/Antagonist
  • Sphingosine-1-Phosphate (S1P)
  • TLR-4 Agonist


For over 40 years Avanti Polar Lipids has provided API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) Technology Development for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies. Their unique reputation for quality in the development of pre-clinical and clinical candidates is well established.

They offer an outstanding range of lipids, detergents, mass spec standards, tools for lipid/protein and interaction determination.  Their catalogue inventory lists over 2,000 research products, along with a full range of services for drug development customers. These include process chemistry & scale-up manufacturing all in FDA inspected premises under GMP. Avanti’s experienced staff of chemists and lipid analysts are ready to meet your development needs with pre-clinical through phase III and commercial launch.


Bulk Manufacture

Avanti will establish a Development Team to ensure the smooth API development you need.  A typical development path might includes:



At Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc., our mission is to be known around the world as the leading manufacturer and supplier of the highest purity lipids for research and pharmaceutical product development. To accomplish our mission, Avanti uses only the finest precursors and reagents. Our highly trained staff utilize proven methods and procedures to ensure the quality of our final product. Each product is certified by our analytical specialists according to a rigorous set of specifications.

This consistent quality, which characterizes all Avanti products, is the foundation of our reputation. We develop the highest purity products so other people can do amazing things.


The Avanti team is continually developing and enhancing the scientific community with solutions for the entire product cycle, while maintaining our integrity and ethical standards. This philosophy is built around the following basic principles: Passion for research and innovation, integrity, loyalty, and trust.

Storage & Handling of Lipids

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Packaging for phospholipids

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Liposome Prep

Liposome Preparation Made Simple

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Removing Solvent From a Small Amount of Lipid

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