Sabinsa Issued Patent for Process of Manufacturing Resveratrol and Related Polyphenols

PISCATAWAY, N.J., August 27, 2007 - Sabinsa Corporation today announced that it has secured U.S. Patent No. 7,253,324, protecting the process for the synthesis of biologically active polyphenolic compounds by novel dealkylation. This process of aromatic poly o-demethylation is applicable in the manufacturing of polyphenols such as resveratrol, oxyresveratrol and gnetol.

"The review, acceptance and issuing of this patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was completed in only six months, which is a testament to the hard work of our scientific team and the thoroughness of the information that was submitted with the patent application on the process, scientific support and previous references on the subject," stated Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D., founder and CEO, Sabinsa Corporation. "This represents our 34th patent worldwide and underscores our continued innovation surrounding manufacturing processes for herbal extracts, phytonutrients and specialty fine chemicals."

This patent covers a wide range of applications in the multi-step synthesis of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals. This streamlined manufacturing process enables easy access to several known polyphenols and simplifies the course of action for discovering unknown polyphenolic compounds. Sabinsa has applied this patented process to manufacture stilbene-polyphenols exhibiting various health benefits such as resveratrol, oxyresveratrol and pterostilbene.

Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Sabinsa's mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and well-being. Over the past nine years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than 50 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than 100 scientists working full time conducting ongoing research both in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent phytonutrients for the world market. All products intended for human consumption are certified Kosher. For more information visit

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