Burcon NutraScience Corporation, a leader in functional, renewable plant proteins, reported that with the third U.S. patent being granted for a process used to produce Clarisoy soy protein, its manufacturing and marketing partner for its Clarisoy soy protein, Archer Daniels Midland Company, continues to see development activities from the global food and beverage market.
A key step in the commercialization of a revolutionary food ingredient like Clarisoy is to produce commercially produced samples for food and beverage manufacturers who will use the samples to develop prototypes, perform essential product testing, complete shelf-life studies, and conduct consumer focus-groups before commercially launching a product.
Due to the lengthy product development cycle for major brands, Burcon expects to report royalty payments for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 to again be minimal.
"Clarisoy is a truly innovative ingredient for food and beverage manufacturers seeking to incorporate a transparent protein in their products," said Johann F. Tergesen, Burcon's president and COO. "We recognize that the development process for major branded food and beverage products involves extensive time and investment. We are encouraged by the substantial inroads ADM has made for Clarisoy in the food and beverage market. We're looking forward to the continued market development activities with Clarisoy in 2013, as Burcon works to further strengthen the valuable IP surrounding this unique protein technology."
Burcon was recently awarded its third U.S. patent within the last two months for processes used to produce Clarisoy soy protein. Its patent portfolio now consists of 225 issued patents in various countries, including 39 in the U.S., as well as more than 400 active patent applications, including 80 additional U.S. patent applications.
Clarisoy soy protein is the world's first vegetable-based protein capable of offering both clarity and high-quality protein nutrition in low pH beverage systems. Clarisoy is under exclusive license to Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), which offers a range of products for both low and neutral pH applications, allowing food and beverage companies to easily include up to 10 grams of Clarisoy per 500mL serving.
ADM's Clarisoy -based products include Clarisoy 100, a premier vegetable-based protein that offers both clarity and high-quality protein nutrition for beverages with a pH of less than four. Extremely heat stable, Clarisoy 100 requires no homogenization or stabilizers in low pH beverages. It is specifically designed to enable beverage manufacturers to meet the demand for great-tasting, nutritionally enhanced beverages by the growing number of health and wellness oriented consumers. Applications include sport nutrition beverages, citrus-based drinks, fruit-flavored beverages, fruit-juice blends, lemonades, powdered beverage mixes and fortified waters.
Clarisoy 150 is a revolutionary soy protein for neutral pH beverages and low pH beverages with cloud systems. The clean flavor and smooth mouth-feel makes Clarisoy 150 a formulator's ideal protein ingredient.