Scientific Food Solutions and Sabinsa Extend Semi-Exclusive License Agreement Including BioPerine(R) in FAST-C(TM)

Fairfield, CA (March 9, 2010) – The BioPerine® Patent and Trademark License Agreement between Scientific Food Solutions and Sabinsa Corporation for “field of use in dietary supplements compositions comprised of ascorbic acid and Vitamin C” incorporating BioPerine in FAST-C™ has been renewed. The agreement covers the US, Canada, Europe, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and Australia.

FAST-C, the subject of two US-based double blind, randomized crossover clinical trials, is a premium, faster absorbing and well-retained Vitamin C product. It utilizes a unique, patent-pending composition that provides a buffered and 90%+ acid neutralized Vitamin C, delivering Vitamin C with greater speed and excellent retention in an easily tolerated formulation that fosters greater compliance. FAST-C contains BioPerine®, the patented bioavailability enhancement ingredient from Sabinsa Corporation, through a semi-exclusive licensing agreement.

BioPerine® is the only product sourced out of piperine to obtain a patented status for its ability to increase the bioavailability of nutritional compounds. Sabinsa’s patent was reaffirmed by the US Patent office last year, BioPerine is the only source of piperine to have undergone clinical studies in the U.S. to substantiate its safety and efficacy for nutritional use.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Sabinsa on this next generation of Vitamin C ingredients,” said Scientific Food Solutions president Gretchen Reece. “The breakthroughs we have achieved making vitamin C more easily tolerated for better compliance are significantly enhanced and complemented by the addition of BioPerine, delivering significant results to the consumer.”

“This agreement is a perfect fit for Sabinsa, given that all the principals involved in FAST-C have demonstrated a solid commitment to science and Intellectual Property similar to our own,” said Shaheen Majeed, Sabinsa Marketing Director.
FAST-C, innovated by Scientific Food Solutions and distributed by E.T. Horn, received the NBJ 2009 Scientific Achievement Award, and is one of three finalists for the 2010 NutrAward for the Best New Ingredient.

About Scientific Food Solutions, LLC
Scientific Food Solutions, LLC is a nutritional bioactive innovation and research company that focuses upon applications for dietary supplement, conventional and functional food and beverage, and over the counter drug applications. The company’s bioactives are the product of patent pending compositions and independently validated clinical studies conducted in the USA. Scientific Food Solutions’ mission is to innovate and commercialize natural bioactives with specific, confidence-inspiring science, delivering safe and reproducible results that support the end consumers’ desire for enhanced health, function, and wellness. Scientific Food Solutions, located in Northern California, has been in operation since 2002.

About The E.T. Horn Company
The E.T. Horn Nutraceuticals Group, a division of The E.T. Horn Company, is a leading nutraceutical ingredient supplier in North America whose ingredients are used in the nutritional supplement, medical food, and pharmaceutical markets. The company is recognized as a leader in introducing new, cutting edge, active ingredients. Founded in 1961, the E.T. Horn Company is one of the nation's premier distributors of raw materials and chemicals. E.T. Horn is focused on providing formulation solutions, superior customer service and technical expertise in the distribution of products from the finest manufacturers.

About Sabinsa Corporation

Sabinsa's mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and well-being. Over the past 20 years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than 100 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than 100 full time scientists conducting ongoing research 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, with many certified Halal. For more information, visit &
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