Burcon, a company specialising in nutrition, health and wellness in the field of functional, renewable plant proteins, has revealed that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents for three separate Burcon applications.
Two of the patents relate to proprietary processes for the production of canola protein isolates: namely Burcon's Supertein canola protein isolate and Nutratein canola protein isolate.
The third patent received relates to a proprietary process for the production of protein isolates from mustard seed.
Johann Tergesen, president and chief operating officer, said: "We are seeing an average application processing time of six years for our patents to grant.
"With 70 additional US patent applications for our range of plant protein extraction technologies in Burcon's pipeline we expect our intellectual property asset will continue to grow into the future."