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Nutratech, Inc., Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., July 6, 2006 ‑ Nutratech, Inc. ‑ exclusive worldwide distributor of Advantra Z®, a proprietary bitter orange extract and the only patented thermogenic ingredient ‑ has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Syntech International, a nutraceutical ingredient supplier based in Walnut, Calif.

The suit alleges that Syntech is selling and distributing bitter orange raw material in violation of Nutratech’s exclusive patents.

Advantra Z is protected by U.S. patent numbers 6,224,873; 6,316,499; 6,340,481; and 6,340,482 ‑ owned by Zhishin LLC and licensed exclusively to Nutratech ‑ for:

  • Stimulating thermogenesis;
  • Reducing weight;
  • Increasing the percentage of lean muscle in relation to total body mass;
  • Improving athletic performance; and
  • Suppressing appetite.

Only Advantra Z is licensed under these patents to provide these benefits.

Nutratech, Inc., provides innovative, proprietary and patented nutraceutical ingredients to the dietary supplement, weight management, sports nutrition, beverage and food industries. The company is currently headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J.

For more information on Nutratech and Advantra Z, visit the company’s web site at

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