LIPOSOMA: high-end liposomal contract manufacturing

Liposome technology is LIPOSOMA’s core business. Based in Amsterdam’s innovative Science Park, LIPOSOMA is a spin-off from years of scientific research. We serve all our global customers with state-of-the-art Avestin equipment. Our customers get the best products based on high-end liposome technology, and at competitive prices. We provide a certificate of analysis (COA) for every delivery of a liposomal formulation, detailing its precise specifications – fully objectified.

Liposome technology

Our liposomes are tiny lipid vesicles into which we can insert a variety of active substances – such as a vitamin, CBD, or even a plant extract. The outside of a liposome is a cell membrane that can contain an active substance and carry it through the stomach and digestive tract, where the substance is absorbed by the body. Compared to traditional delivery methods, liposomal formulations of active substances allows for far superior targeting and biological availability.

Leading the way

Our scientific staff can draw on more than 40 years of experience in developing liposomal formulations for research purposes, building on the pioneering work of our nestor, Dr Nico van Rooijen, and several other prominent scientists in our team who have each authored numerous leading publications. Read about our story here.


In addition to our Contract Manufacturing division, LIPOSOMA also has a Research and a Nutraceutical division:

  • LIPOSOMA’s Research division supplies liposomes to many universities worldwide for the purpose of scientific research into auto-immune diseases, transplantation, and neurological disorders.
  • LIPOSOMA‘s Nutraceuticals division caters to the consumer market, offering liposomal nutritional supplements that strongly support the vital functions of the human body.

Read more about the scientific foundation of LIPOSOMA contract manufacturing.

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Our story

By the late 1990s, Nico van Rooijen had made a name for himself as a developer of clodronate liposomes. It was the operation of the human immune system that fascinated him most of all, and after achieving a PhD in cell biology in 1974, he devoted his scientific career to research into the immune system. He was particularly interested in the role played by macrophages in the spleen – one of the most remarkable organs, which is divided into all sorts of different compartments.

Science and work processes

For many years, LIPOSOMA has been gathering data from specialist scientific research into liposomes, lipids, pharmacology, and liposomal nutritional supplements (‘nutraceuticals’). And every day in our own laboratories, we carry out more research into ‘ultra-small’ liposome technologies. Our ground-breaking research, objectified working processes, and state-of-the-art equipment all mean that we are able to develop distinctive liposomal formulations and products.