Fish oil research and development. (Photo: Omega Protein/FIS)
Omega Protein to retain Lipid Technologies
Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 23:20 (GMT + 9)
Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional ingredient company and the nation's leading producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fishmeal products, has announced that it has retained Lipid Technologies, LLC as a strategic advisor in connection with its omega-3 fish oil and omega-3 concentrate research and development efforts.
Lipid Technologies is an analytical services and biotechnology consulting company that specializes in the areas of fatty acid analysis, nutrition and biochemistry. Formed in 1995 by Dr Doug Bibus, Lipid Technologies serves the fatty acid and lipid analytical needs of many large pharmaceutical companies.
The President of Lipid Technologies, Dr Doug Bibus, is an expert in the field of omega-3 fatty acids, lipid and fatty acid nutrition, and human and animal health. Dr Bibus is a member of several organizations including the American Oil Chemists' Society, the American Chemical Society, the Society for Critical Care Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids.
Dr Bibus has been the recipient of the American Oil Chemists' Honored Student Award and a two-time winner of the American Chemical Society's Award in Analytical Chemistry.
"Our relationship with Lipid Technologies will be an asset to Omega Protein in our pursuit of value added products related to our line of omega-3 fish oil and omega-3 concentrates for the human supplement markets," said Joe von Rosenberg III, Omega Protein's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Dr Bibus will also assist with scientific aspects of our research and development and product line expansion."
Omega Protein Corporation is the nation's largest manufacturer of heart-healthy fish oils containing omega-3 fatty acids for human consumption, as well as specialty fishmeals and fish oil used as value-added ingredients in aquaculture, swine and other livestock feeds. Omega Protein makes its products from menhaden, an omega-3 rich fish which is abundantly available along the US Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coasts.