BASF Patent for Fat-soluble Active Substance

February 4/New Delhi, India/Indian Patents News -- BASF SE filed patent application for microcapsules comprising a fat-soluble active substance. The inventors are Musaeus Nina, Hansenlynggaard Carsten and Hansen Mohr Morten.

BASF SE filed the patent application on July 15, 2010. The patent application number is 4433/CHENP/2010 A. The international classification number is A23D9/05.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "The invention relates to microcapsule comprising at least one fat-soluble active substance selected from provitamins, vitamins and esters thereof, monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), carotenoids and benzoquinones embedded in a matrix comprising a hydrocolloid and optionally one or more other matrix components, wherein the content of active substance(s) is from 30-60% of total weight of the microcapsule, and wherein the ratio between said fat-soluble active substance(s) and said hydrocolloid is at least 4:1, as well as a process for preparing such microcapsules. The microcapsules of the invention may be used for the preparation of tablets, food products and other products including an active substance."

From the February 21, 2011, Prepared Foods E-dition