China-Biotics applies for four patents on probiotic formulations.
These applications are patents for a protein powder formulation; home yogurt fermentation, a retail powder that enables customers to make yogurt at home; a yogurt powder; and a health-enhancing yogurt. All of these applications are for probiotics-based products. Currently, the Intellectual Property Office is conducting an official review of these applications. It takes about two years to obtain patent certificates under normal circumstances.
"These four new formulations are the result of sustained product development by our highly skilled staff of more than 30 researchers with advanced degrees and our extensive relationships with academic institutions," said Mr. Jinan Song, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China-Biotics.
Mr. Zhenjia Bian and Mr. Chengdong Yi, senior officials from the State Food and Drug Administration, visited the company recently. The visit coincided with China's new umbrella food safety law, which sets more stringent standards for food production throughout China. The officials praised the company's significant achievements in probiotics applications during the past decade and encouraged management to continue its business expansion efforts.
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|Publication:||BIOTECH Patent News|
|Date:||Aug 1, 2009|
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