Burcon Gains Patents for Protein, Mustard Seed Isolates

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VANCOUVER—Burcon NutraScience Corporation received multiple patents for the proprietary processes for the production of canola protein isolates and for the production of protein isolates from mustard seed.

The company’s Supertein™ is a highly-soluble napin-rich canola protein isolate that has excellent solubility and is rich in the sulphur containing amino acids, cysteine and methionine. Potential applications include beverages, confectionery, aerated desserts and protein bars. A patent also was granted for Nutratein™ canola protein extraction processes that allow for the production of canola protein isolates that are rich in napin and cruciferin. Applications include animal feed and aquaculture.

Burcon received a third patent for the proprietary process that allows the protein isolates to be separated from mustard seed meal and isolated for other uses.

 

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