In 1968 Stella Polaris AS (the north star) was founded in the fishing village of Karvikhamm, high within the Arctic circle. Over the next fifty years, this family-run company grew from a small fishing port into a global leader in premium, sustainable cold-water shrimp production. Though environmental stewardship was paramount to the company, the shrimp shells, discarded during production resulted in undesirable waste. In 2007 Stella Polaris established Marealis AS, a biotech company committed to converting what was once a waste by-product into potent bioactive marine peptides with a significant cardiovascular health benefit. In 2018 PreCardix® was introduced to Canada, under the guidance and leadership of a global collective of researchers, business leaders and scientists dedicated to finding a natural, sustainable and effective solution to the growing global blood pressure health crisis.