U.S. Patent No. 10,632,076 B2 further strengthens Fertin Pharma’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio
Vejle, Denmark, April 28, 2020 – Fertin Pharma, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with more than 40 years of experience, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent No. 10,632,076 B2. The patent covers the development of oral delivery vehicles made by compression where a substantial part of the delivery vehicle is comprised of unique sugar alcohol combinations. The issuance of the patent further strengthens Fertin Pharma’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio and reflects the company’s unique capabilities within the oral delivery of active ingredients.
“We are very pleased to be able to develop this type of technology at Fertin,” said Jesper Neergaard, Senior Principal Scientist, Front End Innovation at Fertin. “Over the past few years, we have seen a clear shift in the consumer health market with an increased focus on convenience and pleasure, which often are not fulfilled by existing dosage formats like tablets or capsules. In the development process, we were able to overcome the technical challenges of combining active ingredients in oral and intra-oral delivery formats that are pleasurable for the consumer.”
The main objective of this technology is to provide oral delivery dosages with active ingredients that have a pleasurable taste and texture. The end product from the new patented technology is reflected in Fertin’s latest delivery technology, Zapliq®, a fast liquefiable chewable tablet. Zapliq® both in its chewable and gum version, has already shown to have a strong appeal for patients and consumers who require pharmaceuticals, vitamins, smoke inhibitors, dietary supplements, etc.
Fertin Pharma currently manages a portfolio of more than 100 patents within the fields of oral delivery formats, taste masking and release profiling. The company is continuously expanding its IP portfolio with the aim of providing its customers with a strong technology portfolio for the development of innovative dosage forms.
About Fertin Pharma
Fertin is a Danish contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing in innovative oral dosage formats with nutraceutical and pharmaceutical ingredients. The company provides patients and consumers with convenient, pleasurable and efficient delivery formats, based on unique know-how, technological capabilities and consumer insight.
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