Oxford Biomedical Research, Inc. Awarded Two U.S. Patents for Analysis of Antioxidants and Oxidative Damage

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Oxford Biomedical Research, Inc. has been awarded two U.S. Patents for methods to measure antioxidants and oxidative damage. These methods have utility in evaluating foods and beverages for healthfulness and freshness as well as monitoring human of animal health.

Oxford Biomedical Research, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company located in Oakland County Michigan, has recently been awarded two U.S. Patents. One patent covers a rapid, sensitive and specific method for measurement of the total antioxidant activity in a test sample. The other patent covers a test method for improved measurement of oxidative damage due to food spoilage, or in the body due to disease processes. In contrast to previous methods for the analysis of oxidative damage, the new method is very sensitive and reliable and can be easily used without complex lab equipment. When applied to foods – particularly fats, oils and meat products – oxidative deterioration can be detected long before the food is noticeably rancid.

These two novel patented methods, used independently or in combination, have a wide range of commercial applications including:

  • Evaluation of health benefits of foods and beverages
  • Rapid, on site assessment of a wide range of foods for freshness vs. spoilage
  • Screening of human specimens (blood or urine) to monitor potential health benefits, e.g. of diet, exercise and/or nutritional supplements
  • Screening humans for early indications of disease processes, since many diseases (including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc) are known to be associated with an increase in oxidative damage.
  • An aid in monitoring the health of animals - including those used for food production as well as companion animals.

Oxford Biomedical Research is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of leading edge technologies for the biomedical research community, and has recently established a Food Science division to explore the commercialization of related rapid testing methods for the food and beverage industry.

For additional information see: http://www.oxfordbiomed.com/Resources/Food%20Quality%20and%20Freshness

Inquiries from organizations interested in partnering or licensing opportunities to address specific markets [e.g. health assessment, veterinary health] or territories are welcome.

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