OmniActives to Press its Defenses Against Lawsuit

Wednesday, August 1, 2007, OmniActive Health Technologies (OmniActives) has announces its intention to vigorously press its defenses at all appropriate legal platforms against a law suit filed by Kemin on July 17, 07 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, USA.

“We have been aware of Kemin's 5,382,714 patent and previously considered the scope of protection afforded by this patent to ensure that our activities were well-clear of the patent." said Mr. Sanjaya Mariwala, Managing Director of OmniActive Health Technologies Pvt Ltd., Mumbai, India. “Our US subsidiary has just received a formal notice of the suit. Their complaint papers are being scrutinized by our legal team and attorneys,” he added.

OmniActives owns international patents for both Free Lutein (US Patent # 6,743,953) and Lutein Esters (US Patent # 6,737,535) and in just three years, OmniActives has successfully innovated novel ingredients and technology solutions with unique IP, delivering exceptional value to customers. OmniActives is extending technology and IP to related isomeric forms of lutein such as Zeaxanthin, and novel delivery platforms such as vegetarian and stabilized beadlets for lipophilic nutrients.

OmniActives next-generation, patent pending beadletting technology is a completely Vegetarian delivery system option for lutein and lutein esters. Customers have been delighted by how it has enabled them to better stabilize lutein in complex formulas without worrying about activity loss in manufacturing line or on the shelf. Particularly exciting have been the 5 times more potent 25% Lutein beadlets (in a market where 5-10 % versions are still the norm) to enable formulators to deliver to the consumer higher levels of lutein in keeping with emerging nutritional leads, without adding to the tablet or capsule size.

Keeping in mind the end-use for human nutrition, OmniActives has completely eliminated the use of undesirable preservatives like ETQ, BHA, BHT, TBHQ, etc, and highlighted the need for GMO-free, trans-fat free ingredient systems. As a result, Lutemax® brand Free Lutein and Lutein Esters is now used in over 100 dietary supplements.

About OmniActives
OmniActive Health Technologies ( is promoted by Kancor Ingredients of India and is focused on innovating novel products and technologies for health and nutrition, building on Kancor’s 135 years history of developing and producing specialty extracts from plant origins.

OmniActives effectively uses Science and Technology to bring intelligent solutions that are patent protected, delivering exceptional value to pharmaceutical, nutritional and food companies.

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