Helena Korte, Managing Director
For thousands of years, natural medicines derived from plants have helped in the prevention and treatment of diseases, and it continues to be an essential ingredient for drug development. However, the extraction of active ingredients in medicinal plants can be a fairly intensive and time-consuming process. This is where Arctic Omega Technology or in simpler terms, Aromtech, an expert in the research, processing, and refining of valuable nutrients contained in Arctic berries and other medicinal plants, has cemented its position. Using a unique supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) process, Aromtech effectively and gently recovers lipophilic ingredients from plant matrix using carbon dioxide with similar extraction power to organic solvents. And, unlike conventional solvent extraction methods, there are no harmful compounds produced, even the carbon dioxide used is extracted from the atmosphere and recirculated after use.
Aromtech’s extraction process uses an aseptic processing medium without thermal or oxidative stress, which preserves the delicate, valuable fatty acids and fat-soluble nutrients in their natural and bioactive form. Moreover, Aromtech’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility guarantees that the best possible standards can be met in terms of product purity and safety. Being practically effluent-free without the use of any chemicals, the facility meets the most stringent criteria for environmental compliance and workplace safety. Along with conforming to GMP, AromTech has ISO9001, ISO14001, and ISO13485 certifications and is registered for processing foods, including organically certified materials, according to EC 834/2007. “We maintain close connections with the entire raw material supply chain to ensure that we consistently offer premium quality products and services,” says Helena Korte, managing director of Aromtech.
We combine science and nature to offer our customers thoroughly tested, effective, and reliable solutions
Currently, Aromtech has developed manufacturing processes for over 30 ingredients, ranging from seeds to leaves. Aromtech is capable of extracting the active ingredient from any plant material. Helena notes that natural ingredients like cannabidiol (CBD) are gaining popularity today as an alternative to lab-produced chemicals both in the food and medical industry. Since the SFE process can prove beneficial for these industries, Aromtech is continuously looking for the right partners to engage in a long-term relationship and address these market demands. Besides, Aromtech is always collaborating with universities and research institutes in the field to keep up its continuous product development work. This enables Aromtech to offer new and innovative applications and also meet the demands of health-conscious customers.
Over 20 years of experience with different plant materials have enabled Aromtech to develop quality solutions that help serve the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. The unique consumer product portfolio of Aromtech is divided into three sections: eye health, dermal health, and female health. These solutions— distributed globally in over 20 countries—are well-suited for both acute need and long-term well-being. Aromtech’s dietary supplements and medical device products where the active ingredients are derived from berry oils, mainly sea buckthorn, blackcurrant, and lingonberry, are scientifically-proven to boost the health and vitality of individuals. Studies indicate that SBA24 sea buckthorn oil and BC634 blackcurrant seed oil are reliable and effective nutritional supplements that are particularly helpful for maintaining the health of the skin and mucous membranes. “We combine science and nature to offer our customers thoroughly tested, effective, and reliable solutions,” says Helena. Aromtech stands firmly on the foundation of solid scientific research, clean, high-quality production, and customer-driven service.