Part 2: Licensing, IP and Alliances (Jan. 2005)

Part 2: Licensing, IP and Alliances

Companies in the News: PharmaNutrients, Advitech, Pierre Jouan Biotechnology, Sunopta, Microsoy, FiberGel Technologies, Chicago Sweeteners, Unigen, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources.

1/28/2005 - Patent Awarded to PharmaNutrients for CLA Composition to Impact Inflammation
US based ingredient company PharmaNutrients has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company US Patent # 6,838,451, entitled “Methods and Compositions for the Prevention and Treatment of Inflammation, Osteoarthritis, and other Degenerative Joint Diseases”, which uses a unique Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)-based composition.

Link: http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11555&zoneid=12
Link2: http://www.pharmanutrients.com/

1/27/2005 - Advitech Reinforces Its Intellectual Property Position
Canada-based biotech company Advitech (TSX-V: AVI), has announced strengthening of its intellectual property position as France-based licensor Pierre Jouan Biotechnology has received a patent (number FR 2827290) from the French authorities. Advitech has the right to use Jouan’s technology in the development of products targeting inflammatory diseases resulting from immune system disorders.

Link: http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11551&zoneid=12
Link2: http://www.advitech.com

1/24/2005 - SunOpta Announces Agreement with MicroSoy Corporation
Canada-based SunOpta Inc. (STKL)(CA:SOY) has announced that its Grains and Soy Products Group has entered into an exclusive agreement with US-based MicroSoy Corporation to market that company's toasted soy flake ingredients in the North America Food Ingredient Market.

Link: http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11511&zoneid=12
Link2: http://www.sunopta.com/

1/20/2005 - FiberGel Technologies Enters into Distribution Agreement with Chicago Sweeteners
FiberGel Technologies, a subsidiary of Circle Group Holdings (Amex: CXN - News) has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Chicago Sweeteners, who will become the company's exclusive United States distributor for its Z-Trim(TM) product line.

Link: http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11494&zoneid=12
Link2: http://crgq.com
Link3: http://chicagosweeteners.com

1/20/2005 - Patent Awarded to Unigen Pharmaceuticals for Novel Policosanol Ingredient
US-based R & D and ingredient company Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently issued the company a utility patent for the use of its proprietary policosanol ingredient, derived from a wax from China, into commercial products targeting health concerns associated with aiding the body in blood lipid management.

Link: http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11489&zoneid=12
Link2: http://www.unigenpharma.com

1/17/2005 - Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement
Canada-based Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (TSX-V Venture Exchange - NTB.V) has announced a distribution agreement with US-based Pharmanex, a division of NuSkin Enterprises, that will see Neptune's Neptune Krill Oil (TM) introduced in most of the 39 countries that Pharmanex operates in.

Link: http://www.npicenter.com/anm/templates/newsATemp.aspx?articleid=11474&zoneid=12
Link2: http://www.neptunebiotech.com

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