Navigation Links
zuChem Receives Two Polyol Patents

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

zuChem Inc., a leading producer of unique carbohydrates for human health and nutrition, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark office has recently issued 2 patents - US 8,367,346 entitled “Methods for Production of Xylitol in Microorganisms,” and US 8,338,147 entitled "Process for producing D-Mannitol." These two patents expand zuChem's technology portfolio for the fermentative production of natural food sweetener products from abundant, renewable feedstocks.

The xylitol technology was developed by zuChem in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research and the Biotechnology Research and Development Corporation (BRDC) under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement. zuChem is the exclusive licensee of this patent under its relationship with the BRDC, to whom this patent is assigned. The mannitol technology was acquired from Hydrios Biotechnology Ltd. of Helsinki, Finland as part of a portfolio of patents developed by Hydrios and the Laboratory of Bioprocess Engineering at Helsinki University of Technology. This technology is now an important component of zuChem’s fermentative mannitol process, which has been approved by the FDA as a safe and effective method for the production of mannitol.

Xylitol and mannitol belong to a class of specialty sweeteners called polyols, and have traditionally been produced from by chemical hydrogenation. The demand for these sweeteners is on the rise because of their unique health properties and growing demand in products such as gum, candy, beverages, diabetic foods and other sugar-free confectionery products. zuChem’s processes are natural fermentative alternatives to the chemical process and utilize readily available biomass as feedstocks.

“We are very pleased by this addition to our intellectual property portfolio on novel biosynthetic production processes of both xylitol and mannitol,” David Demirjian, Ph.D., President and CEO, zuChem. “Our xylitol process is now in scale-up with our first commercial manufacturing partner and we hope to have product on the market in 2014.” Dr. Demirjian is slated to give a presentation of the xylitol process at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology on June 17th in Montreal, Canada.

About zuChem, Inc.

zuChem focuses on commercializing innovative manufacturing processes for unique specialized carbohydrates for the food, fine chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates industries. These specialized carbohydrates are key components of many drugs and drug candidates as well as many specialty food ingredients. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with research operations in Peoria, IL.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. UCSB professor receives award for graphene electronics research
2. Watsons Generic Yaz(R) Receives FDA Approval
3. Quanterix Receives Funding From the Department of Homeland Security to Develop Test for Botulinum Toxin
4. Life Technologies Ion Personal Genome Machine Receives San Diegos CONNECT Most Innovative New Product Award
5. MacroGenics Receives Milestone Payment as Part of Its Global DART™ Alliance with Boehringer Ingelheim
6. Intimate Bridge 2 Conception, Inc. Receives $4.3M
7. Pacific Meso Center Receives Generous Donation to First Free-Standing Mesothelioma Research Laboratory in Los Angeles
8. BioNeutral Group Receives $400,000 in Equity Financing
9. Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics Receives US Orphan Designation for Hemophilia B Gene Therapy
10. Arcion Receives Notice of Allowance for US Patent for Novel Topical Lidocaine Formulation for Pain
11. Life Technologies Receives AFNOR Validation for Tests Designed to Detect Listeria Contamination in Food Samples
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015  Twist Bioscience, a company focused ... Ph.D., Twist Bioscience chief executive officer, will present ... December 1, 2015 at 3:10 p.m. Eastern Time at The ... --> --> ... Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 Capricor Therapeutics, ... focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class ... Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the ... at 10:50 a.m. EST, at The Lotte New York ... . . --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 According to two new ... 2005. This is something that many doctors, scientists, and public ... questions remains: with fewer PSA tests being done, will there ... Dr. David Samadi, "Despite the efforts made ... remains the second leading cancer cause of death in men, ...
(Date:11/23/2015)... ... 23, 2015 , ... Noblis, Inc., a leading provider of science, technology, and ... Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), has joined the Noblis NSP team as President of the ... intelligence community and the private sector,” said L. Roger Mason, Jr., Ph.D. , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/18/2015)... -- As new scientific discoveries deepen our understanding of how ... face challenges in better using that knowledge to guide ... more children continue to survive pediatric cancer, that counseling ... John M. Maris, M.D ., a pediatric ... . --> John M. Maris, M.D ...
(Date:11/17/2015)... Calif. , Nov. 17, 2015  Vigilant Solutions ... has joined its Board of Directors. ... Board after recently retiring from the partnership at TPG ... 107 companies with over $140 Billion in revenue.  He ... improvement across all the TPG companies, from 1997 to ...
(Date:11/12/2015)... 12, 2015  Arxspan has entered into an ... Harvard for use of its ArxLab cloud-based suite ... The partnership will support the institute,s efforts to ... research information internally and with external collaborators. The ... managing the Institute,s electronic laboratory notebook, compound and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):