Sabinsa receives US patent for selenium dipeptides aimed at preventing hair loss

By Andrew McDougall

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Related tags: Hair care, United states patent and trademark office, Hair

Ingredients provider Sabinsa has received a US patent for its latest development of selenium dipeptides, specifically for hair care applications.

The US Patent Office has awarded the patent (US 8193156) for the preparatory route for dipeptides incorporating selenoamino acids.

Entitled "Dipeptides incorporating selenoamino acids with enhanced bioavailability--synthesis, pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical applications thereof,"​ the patent is specific to the hair care market.

Discovery leads to opportunity

Dr Anurag Pande, Sabinsa's vice president of Scientific Affairs, said "This discovery by the Sabinsa research team creates a lot of opportunity given the product's capabilities to prevent and reduce hair loss, maintaining perfect homeostasis for hair care."

The new patent is specific to the preparatory route for L-Selenomethionine peptide having good vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and anti-5-alpha reductase activity, which are important properties for maintaining perfect homeostasis for ‘hair care’.

It is also specific to the increased water solubility and bioavailability, enhancing the benefits in the hair care industry.

This patent represents the 72nd in Sabinsa Corporation's global patent portfolio, and the company hopes it will help to aid future discoveries and products in reducing and preventing hair loss.

HairCare Ingredients 2012

Hair loss and loss of hair density are going to be key themes, and subject to a featured editorial webinar, at the upcoming HairCare Ingredients 2012 – the industry’s first virtual hair care event taking place on September 19th 2012.

Hair care has shown relative resilience to the global recession, with a slowdown in sales rather than real declines.

According to Datamonitor, who will provide the market overview at the event, the global hair care market is forecast to reach $47,633.2 million in value by 2014, an increase of 15.5 percent since 2009.

In 2014, the global hair care market is forecast to have a volume of 13,175.1 million units, an increase of 16.6 percent since 2009.

For more information and to register for the event click here

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