September 2012

At the forefront with Avanti

In this month's cover story, ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay profiles Walter Shaw of Avanti Polar Lipids. Find out how his early studies of the phospholipase activity in siblings born of incest led Shaw to start Avanti and how it grew into the thriving provider of lipid products it is today.


Sidebar: Avanti polar bears

How a yarn about “polar bear grease” turned into Avanti’s mascot and advertising strategy.


Sidebar: Walter Shaw’s photography

Out and about from his Alabama base, Walter Shaw has taken photographs in many parts of the world. We give you a few of his best photos.

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