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Gold Level


Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc., has a long history of 50 years creating the highest purity lipids available. Our passion for high quality and unique products is only exceeded by our excellent reputation in the marketplace.Although we are known for our lipids, we are More than Lipids. We offer solutions for the entire product cycle…Research to Commercialization. 


Leverage the power of mass spectrometry

Thermo Fisher Scientific high resolution mass spectrometry systems take discovery and sample analysis to new heights. We offer easy, high-throughput, quantitative workflows for proteins, drug metabolites, pesticides and many other applications. Whether you’re detecting disease biomarkers or performing forensic analysis on drugs of abuse, our mass spectrometers give you the resolution, accuracy, sensitivity, and throughput that you need to advance your science.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

Silver Level

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-Nutrition Research Institute


The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is leading the development of individualized nutrition. Part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the NRI is located in Kannapolis, NC. Scientists at the NRI seek to discover why people differ in their metabolism and nutritional requirements and to use this understanding to ensure optimal health through individualized nutrition (precision nutrition). Just as precision medicine is the next frontier in medical treatment, precision nutrition holds great potential to enhance our ability to prevent, delay the onset, or mitigate the progression of disease and to improve health outcomes. 

Department of Physiology at University of Kentucky



The Department of Physiology at University of Kentucky is a diverse community of basic science researchers. Our areas of research include cardiovascular, neuroscience, metabolic disease and aging. Within those areas of research are 37 primary faculty, 8 joint faculty, 16 trainees and numerous laboratory staff. Our award-winning investigators are making major advances in biomedical research. Our training programs are preparing scientists for successful careers in academia, industry and government. Our education faculty touch the lives of over 2,000 undergraduate, professional and graduate students each academic year.  https://physiology.med.uky.edu/..



In November 2017, Avantor completed its acquisition of VWR. Our new company will operate under the Avantor name. The VWR brand and vwr.com will remain as a selling channel.

VWR helps accelerate scientific innovation by providing educators, scientists, researchers, medical professionals and engineers the most effective and efficient solutions – products, equipment and services.

Through our value proposition, we enable science by providing product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers’ productivity from discovery in research and education all the way through production.

The dedicated team of more than 12,000 associates from our combined company is focused on supporting our customers in laboratories and production facilities around the globe.

Because of VWR’s history and experience, we are able to consistently provide an unmatched product choice for our customers, deliver on our promises through operational excellence, and streamline the work of scientists and other professionals through a suite of differentiated services.



Regardless of your scientific field, your purpose is to help improve the future of science and ultimately, well-being, to realize life’s potential. At SCIEX, we want to empower and inspire you to break new ground in scientific discovery and diagnostic accuracy. That’s why thousands of life science experts around the world use our innovative technology to make the right decisions quickly. Decisions that positively impact lives.We pioneer extraordinary solutions in mass spectrometry paired with capillary electrophoresis and liquid chromatography. But we don’t just develop products. It’s what we do together that sets us apart. With our customers and partners, we bring the power of life-changing answers to the questions you have today, and those that you have yet to ask.It’s time to see the future differently! 

Silver Level

Cayman Chemical


With more than 35 years of experience in producing high quality research tools, Cayman Chemical is your partner in lipid research. Our scientists are experts in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of complex biolipids, fatty acids, and endogenous metabolites. We are renowned for our vast expertise in biochemistry involving the arachidonic acid cascade, resolvins, cannabinoids, and many other biochemicals, which has led to the production of a growing library of qualitative research chemicals and quantitative MaxSpec® standards for lipidomic and metabolomic studies. We also offer custom organic synthesis services for unique compounds and a wide range of analytical services using LC-MS/MS, HPLC, GC, and many other techniques.

Particle Metrix


Particle Metrix sells instruments to measure the size, concentration, zeta potential of nano and micron sized particles with Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) and Dynamic Light scattering (DLS) systems. In addition, the Stabino is designed to measure streaming and zeta potential over a wide range of concentrations without dilution. Complete titrations for charge and pH isoelectric point in a matter of minutes. Monitor size with a probe-based DLS instrument with twice the resolution of traditional DLS instruments. Measure low concentration samples with our ZetaView to determine nano size, concentration and zeta potential, in either light scatter of fluorescence mode. 

T&T Scientific



T&T Scientific Corporation produces low-cost, fully assembled, and single-use liposome extrusion devices that simplify the process of preparing liposomes for research laboratories, manufacturing facilities, and clinical settings. T&T Scientific’s NanoSizerTM extruders are provided fully assembled, ready to use, and they do not require any assembly or cleaning which enables a more efficient process.NanoSizer extruders are single-use which means they are clean every time, eliminating the risk of contamination. Automated NanoSizer extrusion equipment is transforming liposome production of a small and large volume of solutions alike, simplifying scale-up from research and development through to final large scale manufacturing. 

Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology at University of South Florida



The Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (CMMB) are located in the ISA and BSF buildings at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. The department is home to approximately 35 full-time faculty members, over 70 graduate students and offers courses to approximately 1200 undergraduate biology students. Our mission is to prepare students for professional careers in the areas of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. We pursue excellence in the following programmatic research areas through strategic hires, grant acquisitions and scholarly publications: Genome Integrity and Mechanisms of Aging, Bacterial Pathogenesis and Resistance, and Structural and Computational Biology. We serve the University, scientific and greater community by providing intellectual resources and engaging in scholarly activities that are consistent with our education and research missions.

Bronze Level

Journal of Lipid Research


The Journal of Lipid Research (JLR) publishes original articles and reviews in the broadly defined area of biological lipids. We encourage the submission of manuscripts relating to lipids, including those addressing problems in biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, cell biology, genetics, molecular medicine, clinical medicine and metabolism. Major criteria for acceptance of articles are new insights into mechanisms of lipid function and metabolism and/or genes regulating lipid metabolism along with sound primary experimental data. Interpretation of the data is the authors’ responsibility, and speculation should be labeled as such. Manuscripts that provide new ways of purifying, identifying and quantifying lipids are invited for the Methods section of the Journal. JLR encourages contributions from investigators in all countries, but articles must be submitted in clear and concise English.



For fifty years, Waters Corp. has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance.Waters Corp., a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, holds worldwide leading positions in complementary analytical technologies - liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, rheometry and microcalorimetry.  These markets account for approximately $5.0 billion of the estimated $20 - $25 billion worldwide analytical instrumentation market.Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells and services ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry (MS) systems, thermal analysis and rheometry instruments. Waters Corp. operates in two divisions: Waters Division and TA Instruments. 

CAMAG Scientific


CAMAG is the world leader in Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) and High Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC). Since 1961, CAMAG has been providing high-end instruments, tools and concepts for TLC/HPTLC. Our product line features instrumentation and software for automated sample application, plate development, derivatization, image acquisition, and quantitative evaluation of HPTLC plates, as well as various tools and accessories for those performing manual TLC. With our TLC-MS interface, we offer hyphenation of TLC/HPTLC with mass spectrometry. Wherever complex mixtures are analyzed, TLC/HPTLC often is an excellent alternative to GC and HPLC and has a proven value as a solid quantitative technique. All naturally occurring lipid classes can be analyzed by TLC/HPTLC with numerous methods appearing in literature for fatty acids, cholesterol and esters, steroids, vitamins, glycerides, sphingolipids and glycolipids, phospholipids, and phosphoinositides. Besides software and instrumentation, we also offer support to our partners with training, technical support, applications, and laboratory services, so feel free to contact us for your HPTLC lipid analysis needs. 

MUSC Lipidomics Shared Resource


The Lipidomics Shared Resource at Hollings Cancer Center provides intellectual and physical resources (including state-of-the-art mass spectrometry analysis of sphingolipids and synthetic molecular tools). The resource is organized into two entities, the Synthesis Unit and the Analysis Unit.