Anthocyanins, leucoanthocyanidins and anthocyanidins are natural,
plant-based colorants with strong antioxidant properties
IRVINE, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChromaDex Corp., (OTC Bulletin Board: CDXC) a leader in phytochemical reference standards and contract research, announced today its wholly owned subsidiary has entered into a world-wide license agreement with The Research Foundation of the State University of New York, on behalf of the University at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo), to produce and market three classes of plant-based ingredients for nutraceutical, functional food, beverage, natural chemical, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Under the terms of the agreement, ChromaDex made an up-front cash payment to SUNY Buffalo and will pay earned royalties on sales of covered technology products and services.
"Anthocyanins are botanically-derived compounds that represent the next 'super fruit' class of phytochemical ingredients," said Frank L. Jaksch Jr., co-founder and CEO of ChromaDex. "This novel and 'green' technology will enable ChromaDex to selectively and cost-effectively manufacture these ingredients and make them commercially available for the first time."
The technology licensed to ChromaDex includes methods to selectively manufacture anthocyanins, leucoanthocyanidins and anthocyanidins, which are naturally occurring pigments and antioxidants that can be used as natural colorants and may also aid in controlling blood glucose levels to assist with weight management and conditions such as diabetes. Like resveratrol, a super fruit compound that has created extraordinary excitement, anthocyanins are also found in red wine and are even more likely to be responsible for the "French paradox."
"We have been able to develop these molecules for the first time
through a proprietary application," said Dr. Mattheos Koffas, assistant
professor of chemical engineering at SUNY Bu
|SOURCE ChromaDex Corp.|
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