The US Patent Office has recently granted the patent applied by Bionaturis group –titled “Formulations for the non-invasive administration of active proteins in animals or humans”-devoted to protect an invention for obtaining active proteins directly anchored in the lipids of the living organism that works as a biofactory, especially in the case of insects.

The patent – with the number US 9.486.516- includes the anchorage mechanism of the active ingredients to the natural lipids, so as the method of production of those ingredients. The encapsulation in lipids protects against degradation and, therefore, it facilitates oral administration. The invention also aims to improve other qualities of the active ingredient such as easier purification and the ability to generate an unique immune response when used as a vaccine.

“This invention now patented by our company in USA offers relevant practical applications for our development, now and in the future, both for human and animal health, because it facilitates the final formulation of the product for the oral administration, which is a great advantage, for example, for vaccines and other drugs for animals because it avoids the inherent difficulties of handling each animal and the stress linked to other ways of administration –such as the intravenous one- could cause them”, Bionaturis CSO, Juan Jose Infante, has explained.

In general terms, this invention contributes to the search of formulations and methods that take advantage of natural qualities to produce pharmaceutical products that could be used to meet the needs in human and animal health, one of the main goals of Bionaturis Group.

For the official disclosing, please, click here (only in Spanish)

About Bionaturis Group

Bionaturis Group offers “premium” solutions for human and animal health; it comprises currently four companies (Bionaturis, Biobide, ZIP Solutions, and BNT Pacific) and two subsidiaries (Biobide USA and BNT China Biosciences) located in six different places around the world. Bionaturis is listed on the Spanish stock exchange for SMEs (trading code BNT).