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Avanti® Polar Lipids Availability Frequently Asked Questions

Which Avanti® products are available through this website?

Through an exclusive global distribution agreement, Avanti® Polar Lipids research products are available to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany customers except for the United States. These products complement the broad life science offering here and allow you to take advantage of our strong e-commerce and logistics capabilities.

Products covered by the agreement include the research lipids, adjuvants, lipidomics, and equipment portfolios.

How will this partnership benefit me?

The powerful combination of Avanti® Polar Lipids high-quality products and the excellence of our service creates a strong value proposition for these products in the life science research community. Under the agreement, we will use our sales, marketing, and e-commerce expertise to leverage the strength of our relationships with the scientific community to present and distribute this lipids research portfolio.

Which products are not included in this agreement?

Avanti® Polar Lipids will continue to provide products and services related to their current good manufacturing process (cGMP) manufacturing, analytical services, formulations, and custom services. Avanti® Polar Lipids remains committed to supporting these products and continuing to provide innovative new solutions.

Will production, manufacturing, or quality control change?

No. Avanti® Polar Lipids remains the legal manufacturer. The products will still have Avanti® Polar Lipids packaging and maintain existing Avanti® Polar Lipids quality control processes.

How does this partnership work?

The Avanti® Polar Lipids products are marketed, distributed, and sold solely through the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. Our extensive global (excluding U.S.) channels include this website, an extensive sales force, and a global network. We are the primary contact for customer and technical support. The products will continue to be produced by the Avanti® Polar Lipids company.

What are the e-commerce platforms?

Products are available through Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, globally. Customers within the United States will continue to order via AvantiLipids.com.

Will Avanti® product numbers change in your ordering system?

The Avanti® product numbers will not change in our system unless there is a direct conflict with an existing product. Direct product number conflicts are expected to be minimal and will be communicated if they arise.

What if I don’t have an account ?

You can easily open an account by calling our customer service or through this website.

Can I still order products through the Avanti® Polar Lipids website?

No. products will be made available through this website (excluding the U.S.). Further details will be communicated as they are available.

How can I determine whether a specific product number is included in the agreement?

A comprehensive list of included products will be available at www.lifescience.avanti.com/distributionagreement and Avanti. Please register to receive updated information as it is available.

What if I have an existing contract or tender?

The Avanti® Polar Lipids team and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, are committed to customer care as a first priority. As tenders and contracts are being reviewed, we will evaluate the best option for our customers and communicate to you accordingly..