Lonza Group patented a capsule composition with pullulan, a setting system, and a surfactant system of sucroglyceride or sugar fatty acid ester. The capsule includes specific mineral content and is made using an organic fermentation process. GlobalData’s report on Lonza Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Lonza Group, Nanoemulsion cosmetics was a key innovation area identified from patents. Lonza Group's grant share as of January 2024 was 58%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for capsule composition with pullulan, setting system, surfactant

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Lonza Group Ltd

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11878079B2) discloses a capsule comprising pullulan as the main component, manufactured using an organic fermentation process with specific fermentation media. The capsule also includes a setting system, a surfactant, and specific mineral content such as Ca2+, Mg2+, and K+. The surfactant in the capsule consists of a sucroglyceride or a sugar fatty acid ester. The composition of the capsule is designed to have certain mineral content ratios and exclude water content.

Furthermore, the patent claims variations in the capsule composition, including different levels of Ca2+, Mg2+, and K+, as well as the use of a hydrocolloid setting system. The surfactant in the capsule can be derived from various sources such as coconut oil, palm oil, soy oil, and others. Additionally, the patent covers methods for manufacturing the capsule, involving the use of an aqueous dipping composition and specific steps to form the capsule shell bodies and caps. Overall, the patent provides a detailed description of the capsule's composition, including the surfactant, setting system, and mineral content, along with methods for manufacturing the capsule.

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