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In biology, lipids are defined as hydrophobic or amphiphilic molecules and constitutes a large diverse group of molecules responsible for numerous biological functions including membrane structures, energy storage, signal transduction and regulation of gene expression. In addition, lipids have also several applications in cosmetic and food industry.

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Vitas can offer a range of lipid analyses. Our service may include sample preparation, the analytical measurements, and evaluation of raw data. We can also offer both targeted and untargeted lipidomics approaches using state of the art technology. Our extensive lipidomics analyses include (but not limited) lipids such as;

  • Fatty acids (free/total)

  • Glycerolipids (mono-, di-, and triglycerides)

  • Phospholipids (PC, PE, PI, PA, PG, PS and lyso-derivatives)

  • Sphingolipids (ceramides, sphingomyelins, S1P, etc)

  • Steroids (sex hormones, fat-soluble vitamins, cholesterol, cholesteryl esters, etc)

Our lipidomics service can be applied on many sample types. Typical samples are (but not limited to):

  • Blood-related samples (whole blood, plasma, serum, DBS, etc)

  • Tissue-related samples (liver, muscle, cell lines, liposomes, kidney, etc)

  • Tear/Meibom samples

  • Marine oils (calanus, krill, cod liver, etc)

  • Lipid-soluble drugs

Vitas can also perform more comprehensive lipidomics analysis such as both targeted/untargeted multicomponent lipidomic analysis.