Excipients for Drug Formulation

Leading the omega-3 pharma market

Reference standard for prescription omega-3-acid ethyl esters

Over two decades ago BASF introduced to the market Omacor®/Lovaza, the first FDA and EU approved omega-3 based prescription drug. Our product is now represented in over 80 countries. We became world leaders in high-concentrate Omega-3 fatty acids for pharmaceuticals
Prescription omega-3s are shown to improve:

  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Post-myocardial infarction

We offer generic omega-3-acid ethyl esters (K85EE) as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API).

BASF delivers premium products

  • Pioneering in pharmaceutical use of omega-3
  • Long history of production and delivery of Omacor®/LovazaTM, the first FDA and EU approved omega-3 based prescription drug
  • World leading expertise, experience & support for: analysis, regulatory control, production and supply
  • Long-term strategic commitment to the business

Omega-3-acid ethyl esters (K85EE)

K85EE omega-3-acid ethyl esters contains a minimum 43% EPA and 34% DHA and minimum 90% of total omega-3-acid ethyl esters.

Chemically Eicosapentaenoic acid ethyl ester and docosahexaenoic acid ethyl ester, this API complies with the European pharmacopoeia (Ph Eur.), US pharmacopoeia (USP) and FDA Draft Guidance on Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters. K85 EE is documented in a CEP and a US-DMF.

More than 1400 metric tonnes of our prescription omega-3s are used worldwide annually
TOP 50: Our prescription omega-3 (Lovaza™) has been the 50th most sold pharmaceutical in the US
70,000 clinical trials

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20 years of experience in pharma

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ALL IN-HOUSE: Streamlined production process covers the full cycle from crude oil to concentrates and capsules

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Our product – made from fish oil – can be traced along the entire value chain, back to healthy fish stocks

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