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BioCell Collagen scores US patent

Patent covers methods of promoting skin and joint health.

BioCell Technology LLC announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted US Patent 8,563,045 pertaining to the dietary ingredient BioCell Collagen™ to BioCell Technology. This is the company's sixth U.S. patent.

The latest patent on BioCell Collagen has key claims regarding molecular composition, molecular weight and manufacturing method. It also covers the use of BioCell Collagen in various ingestible and topical applications, including but not limited to, methods of replenishing hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate, restoring skin viscoelasticity, retaining skin moisture, and inducing cartilage formation.

"We are pleased to have been awarded an additional patent on BioCell Collagen to further protect our groundbreaking and clinically validated technology that has enriched the lives of so many consumers around the world. It is endearing to be able to continue to distinguish genuine BioCell Collagen from a growing number of adulterated and unsubstantiated imitation products in the marketplace," said Suhail Ishaq, president of BioCell Technology. "A great deal of care goes into making each batch of BioCell Collagen and maintaining a consistent high quality standard capable of replicating the positive effects demonstrated in numerous BioCell Collagen specific clinical trials. This patent further strengthens our BioCell Collagen intellectual property portfolio and helps reassure our world-wide licensees that they have a highly differentiated nutraceutical that has U.S. Patent protection."

BioCell Collagen is a patented nutraceutical ingredient comprised of naturally occurring hydrolyzed collagen type II, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronic acid in a matrix form. BioCell Technology utilizes a patented Bio-Optimization technology to reduce what are originally large molecules into small and remarkably bioavailable molecules that are much easier for the body to absorb and deliver to key areas where they are most needed as we age including our joints, skin, tendons and ligaments.

The innovation of BioCell Collagen coupled with strong scientific research portfolio and commercial success on the global market was recognized by the prestigious Frost & Sullivan award for North American Best Bone and Joint Health Ingredients in 2011. Its topical formulation, BioCell Collagen® CG also received the Frost & Sullivan award for the North American Collagen Peptide in Personal Care New Product Innovation in 2012.

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