BASF Pharma (Callanish)

BASF Pharma (Callanish): Dedicated to Fatty Acid Research and Production. Located in the Western Isles of Scotland, the Callanish site delivers super-pure fatty acid concentrates for the Pharma, Nutra and Food sectors.

BASF Pharma (Callanish)

BASF Pharma (Callanish) provides all the key fatty acids of the Omega-3 and Omega-6 pathways at up to 99% purity. Our cGMP facility in Scotland has been operating for more than 20 years as a dedicated lipid development plant, and can deliver commercial quantities of whatever form a customer requires: free fatty acids, ethyl esters, enriched, or reconstituted triglycerides.

Our flexible purification methods can be applied to fatty acids from all main sources: marine, botanical and algal. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies use our super-pure lipids for API development. Our R&D platform is focused on advanced lipid synthesis, to build novel compounds that offer great potential for breakthrough medical treatments. All research and production activities are supported by our dedicated Lipid Laboratory. And we are the location of one of the world's largest fatty acid archives: the David Horrobin memorial library.

BASF Pharma (Callanish) delivers three main product lines:

-Maxomega Range: For the pharmaceutical sector, ton quantities of up to 99%-pure fatty acids for API use, DHA, EPA and GLA as standard specifications.

-Crystalpure™ Range: The only truly natural omega oil concentrates for the food and nutraceutical sectors: Pure, Potent and Natural oils delivering 50%+ PUFA.

-Bespoke Oils and Lipid Compounds: Produced to meet customer requirements and specifications.

BASF Pharma (Callanish) performs advanced R&D:

-Our R&D platform is focused on lipid synthesis, to build novel compounds that offer great potential for medical breakthrough treatments.

-Stability testing: advice on study, design and evaluation.

Core processes:

Crystalpure™: We are experts in low temperature fractionation, an elegant process by which saturated and monounsaturated triglycerides are filtered off, leaving a fraction of polyunsaturated omega-3 triglyceride of at least 50% PUFA.

Super-pure Pharma Concentrates: BASF Pharma (Callanish) uses industrial-scale HPLC to deliver commercial quantities of most of the key fatty acids on the omega-3 and omega-6 cascades at up to 99% purity, in full compliance with GMP regulations.


BASF Pharma (Callanish) Limited
Breasclete, Callanish
Western Isles

Phone: +44 (0) 1851 707780