Horizon Science secures US and Australian patents for enriched polyphenol extract

Horizon Science secures US and Australian patents for enriched polyphenol extract

The extract has broad applications for functional or novel foods, medical foods, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals.

The US Patent and Trademark Office and the Australian Patent Office have granted patents to Horizon Science for methods of altering the distribution of body mass using an enriched polyphenol extract from sugar cane molasses.


Consumption of a polyphenol rich extract derived from molasses has proven effective in weight and fat management. The extract has broad applications for functional or novel foods, medical foods, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals.

Ashok Dhanrajgir, CEO, Horizon Science, believes the patents validate the scientific rigour Horizon Science applies to all its commercially useful products. “As the rate of obesity and diabetes continue to rise throughout the world, Horizon Science’s intellectual property can help manufacturers access scientifically advanced ingredients that may reduce and prevent certain lifestyle diseases, he said.

“Achieving patents for methods of altering body mass by decreasing fat mass, using Horizon’s proprietary extract, provides a range of possibilities for the nutrition, health and medical industries,” he concluded.

Horizon Science is an Australian-based company that develops natural innovations from plant polyphenol extracts for health benefits and weight management. The company licenses its intellectual property to commercial partners including food, beverage, ingredient or healthcare manufacturers.  Established in 2004 in response to a demand for solutions to increasing obesity and diabetes rates throughout the world, Horizon Science’s patented technology has applications for functional or novel foods, medical foods, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals. Please see their web address for further information- http://horizonscience.com.

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