The company already holds patents in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and the United States. Additional patents in the U.S. and Canada are pending, according to the company.
The European Patent Convention includes: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
The BIO-tract is a tablet technology that protects microorganisms during their journey through the highly acidic environment of the stomach and slowly releases them in the intestines. The system also employs the company’s patented LiveBac processing to extend probiotic shelf life far beyond other supplemental forms, even at room temperature.