Lonza is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life.
Not only are we a custom manufacturer and developer, Lonza also offers services and products ranging from active pharmaceutical ingredients and stem-cell therapies to drinking water sanitizers, from the vitamin B compounds and organic personal care ingredients to agricultural products, and from industrial preservatives to microbial control solutions that combat dangerous viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.
Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 40 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. The company generated sales of about CHF 3.6 billion in 2013 and is organized into two market-focused segments: Pharma&Biotech and Specialty Ingredients. Lonza’s stock is publicly traded on the Swiss and the Singapore stock exchanges. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.
For the nutrition market Lonza offers a portfolio of branded health ingredients:
Carnipure™ is high quality L-carnitine, a nutrient essential for energy metabolism. Research shows that Carnipure™ can play a beneficial role in many areas of health, such as sports nutrition, weight management, infant nutrition, male fertility, and pregnancy.
ResistAid™ is a natural immune ingredient derived from North American larch trees. Research found that daily supplementation with ResistAid™ can reduce the number of cold episodes by 23%.
Made from naturally occurring microalgae, DHAid™ is a purely vegetarian source of omega-3 DHA. Health benefits of DHAid™ include the support of brain development and function as well as heart and eye health.
The Memree™ brand covers a line of products that contain high quality, soy-based phosphatidylserine. Phosphatidylserine is an important structural component of cell membranes and is found in concentrated amounts in brain cells. Products in the Memree™ line include MemreePS™ for cognitive health and MemreePlus™ for cognitive health, stress reduction and exercise recovery applications.
Lonza is the leading supplier of vitamin B3 in the form of Niacin and Niacinamide. Vitamin B3 is an essential vitamin needed for protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Niacin is also used to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Vitamin B3 is widely used in food fortification, dietary supplements and pharmaceutical applications.