Cholesterol (Plant-Derived)
Cholesterol (Plant-Derived)

CatalogID: 80002508 CAS NO.: 57-88-5

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Cholesterol, an important component of the cell plasma membrane, has a wide range of uses. Cholesterol can be used not only as pharmaceutical excipients, but also as raw materials for high-end cosmetics, starting materials for the synthesis of vitamin D3, and for a variety of osteopontanol series of APIs and feed additives, etc.

It is worth mentioning that cholesterol is a structural “helper” lipid making up a significant part of the lipid nanoparticle (LNP) formulations (40-50%) and enhances particle stability by regulating membrane integrity and rigidity.

Traditionally, cholesterol has been derived from eggs or animal sources. However, these sources can be linked to undesired immunological responses, inconsistent quality, and may require stricter regulatory controls. 

Biopharma PEG can supply USP grade cholesterol (plant-derived) from lab to large scale to meet your research and drug development needs. We also provide PEG lipids and DSPE for your LNP formulation development. Contact us at for more details. 

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