INFAT gets Singapore patent

18 Aug 2015

Enzymotec has announced that INFAT, the ingredient that is marketed by Advanced Lipids, a joint venture of AAK and Enzymotec, has been granted a patent by the Singaporean Patent and Trademark Office for uses related to promoting development of beneficial gut flora and reducing infant crying. INFAT, described as a clinically proven fat ingredient (OPO) developed specifically for […]

INFAT gets Singapore patent

raffles-hotel-singapore-28167376Enzymotec has announced that INFAT, the ingredient that is marketed by Advanced Lipids, a joint venture of AAK and Enzymotec, has been granted a patent by the Singaporean Patent and Trademark Office for uses related to promoting development of beneficial gut flora and reducing infant crying.

INFAT, described as a clinically proven fat ingredient (OPO) developed specifically for infant formula, is said to incorporate essential qualities of mothers’ milk fat – enabling an ideal alternative when breast milk is not available. INFAT is claimed to closely mimic the composition, structure and nutritional value of natural fat in breast milk, for proper infant health, development and comfort.

“This patent joins our wide IP portfolio which constitutes the basis of the strategy to lead the market through innovation and to provide a clear edge to INFAT’s customers,” said Dr. Fabiana Bar-Yoseph of Enzymotec Infant Nutrition R&D.  “The patent covers the use of lipid composition, comprising a mixture of synthetic triglycerides with 15-55% palmitic for inducing a beneficiary effect on the immune system by promoting development of beneficial gut flora and for reducing the frequency and duration of infant crying,”
The patent is supported by published clinical data demonstrating that infants fed with formula containing INFAT develop similar variety of beneficial gut bacteria as breastfed babies. This promotes good health, growth, and ability to prevent infections. In addition, clinical data is said to show that babies nourished by formula containing INFAT cry less and for shorter duration in comparison to babies fed with regular infant formula.