Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals, was awarded the Research & Development Council of New Jersey's 2005 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in the Enabling Technology/Small Company category for US Patent 6,849,645 for the invention titled "Method of increased bioavailability of nutrients and pharmaceutical preparations with tetrahydropiperine and its analogues and derivatives". The Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards, which recognize the most revolutionary product innovations and important scientific breakthroughs originating in New Jersey, will be presented at the Council's annual fall dinner on November 3, 2005, at the North Maple Inn, Basking Ridge. Sabinsa Corporation received this award in 2004 also for U.S. Patent #5,804,596, "Method of preparing a forskolin composition for use in promoting lean body mass and treating mood disorders".
Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of high quality herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Over the past nine years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than thirty standardized botanical extracts, including Tetrahydropiperine (Cosmoperine Ò *). Tetrahydropiperine is a derivative of piperine, an alkaloid found in black pepper and long pepper. This compound is naturally found in small amounts in black pepper and long pepper. The patent describes novel applications of Tetrahydropiperine in enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients, drugs and other active compounds. When formulated with Tetrahydropiperine, poorly absorbable active compounds such as curcuminoids are better absorbed through the skin and gastrointestinal tract. More information is available on www.sabinsacosmetics.comCompanies throughout New Jersey are invited to submit patents for consideration for the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards. Each patent is reviewed thoroughly by the Council, which is comprised of senior representatives from industry, academia and government. Winners are then chosen based on their exceptional merit.
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