Shionogi. has filed a patent for Diels-Alder adducts of chalcone and prenylphenyl moieties that modulate cannabinoid receptors and flavan-3-ol oligomers that modulate fat absorption. The patent also covers compositions combining these compounds with weight management agents for treating obesity and promoting weight loss. GlobalData’s report on Shionogi 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 Shionogi, Cancer treatment biomarkers was a key innovation area identified from patents. Shionogi's grant share as of January 2024 was 54%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Weight management composition containing morus, magnolia, and yerba mate extracts

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Shionogi & Co Ltd

The patent application US20240024403A1 discloses a composition comprising a mixture of Morus extract enriched for Diels-Alder adducts of a chalcone and a prenylphenyl moiety, Magnolia extract, and Yerba Mate extract. The composition includes specific compounds and extracts from Morus alba, Magnolia officinalis, and Ilex paraguayensis, enriched for various active ingredients such as Albanin G, magnolol, and caffeine. The formulation can be further combined with a carrier, diluent, or excipient for pharmaceutical or nutraceutical use, with the active ingredients ranging from 0.5% to 90% of the mixture.

Additionally, the patent application includes variations of the composition, such as one including Mutamba extract instead of Magnolia extract, or Rosemary extract in place of Magnolia extract. These compositions also contain specific compounds and extracts enriched for various active ingredients, formulated with a carrier, diluent, or excipient for pharmaceutical or nutraceutical use. The application also outlines methods for maintaining body weight, promoting a healthy lipid profile, and treating weight gain in mammals by administering the disclosed compositions, providing potential applications for the developed formulations in the field of health and wellness.

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