China-Biotics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHBT) ("China-Biotics", "the Company"), a leading Chinese firm specializing in the manufacture, research, development, marketing and distribution of probiotics products, today announced it has submitted applications for four patents to the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China.
These applications are patents for a protein powder formulation; home yogurt fermentation, a retail powder that enables customers to make yogurt at home; a yogurt powder; and a health-enhancing yogurt. All of these applications are for probiotics-based products. Currently, the Intellectual Property Office is conducting an official review of these applications. It takes about two years to obtain patent certificates under normal circumstances.
"These four new formulations are the result of sustained product development by our highly skilled staff of more than 30 researchers with advanced degrees and our extensive relationships with academic institutions," said Mr. Jinan Song, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China-Biotics.
The Company also announced that Mr. Zhenjia Bian and Mr. Chengdong Yi, senior officials from the State Food and Drug Administration, visited the Company recently. The visit coincided with China's new umbrella food safety law, which sets more stringent standards for food production throughout China. The officials praised the Company's significant achievements in probiotics applications during the past decade and encouraged management to continue its business expansion efforts.
About China-Biotics, Inc.
China-Biotics, Inc. ("China-Biotics," "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of biotechnology products and supplements, engages in the research, development, marketing and distribution of probiotics dietary supplements. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shanghai Shining Biotechnology Co., Ltd., the Company has operations in Shanghai. Its proprietary product portfolio contains live microbial nutritional supplements under the "Shining" brand. Currently, the products are sold OTC through large distributors to pharmacies and supermarkets in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang. China-Biotics plans to launch 300 Shining brand retail outlets in major cities in China. Currently, China-Biotics is strategically expanding its production capacity of probiotics to meet growing demand in the bulk additive market. For more information, please visit http://www.chn-biotics.com .
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