Phosphagenics' TPM® delivery technology may also be applied to dietary supplements aimed at improving oral bioavailability and efficacy of actives. In pre-clinical studies, TPM® has been successfully used to deliver CoQ10, Omega-3 oils, lycopene and phytosterols. These products are amongst the most sought after dietary supplements available world wide. Results have demonstrated that TPM® is able to significantly improve the absorption and bioavailability of these actives.
Phosphagenics is currently involved in multiple commercial discussions with the aim of developing products in line with current Company strategies.
Opimal nutrition in animals is crucial for the prevention and management of a range of diseases and conditions. Phosphagenics' TPM® delivery technology is being utilised to enhance the benefits of key vitamins and trace elements in a range of animals including applications for production animals as well as domesticated animals and pets.
Phosphagenics has partnered with dairy research company Masitits Management Australia (MMA) to utilise its TPM® delivery technology to deliver an all natural formula targeting mastitis in dairy cows, a condition which costs dairy farmers globally $54 billion per annum.
The new technology will aim to improve the bioavailability of key nutrients, to supplement diets where antioxidant levels may be low. By targetting cattle susceptable to mastitis, this may provide a benefit as part of a natural holistic approach to control mastitis within the herd.
Key vitamins and minerals have been shown to be integral components of the antioxidant defence of tissues and cells, and to ultimately influence the cow's resistance to mastitis, and significantly lower the frequency and shorten the duration of clinical mastitis1and improve milk quality by reducing somatic cell counts (SCC)2.
By using the versitile TPM® delivery technology we hope to provide a superior benefit to farmers globally by reducing the down-time (ie withholding periods for the milk), associated with expensive drug treatments.
1Smith, K. L., Harrison, J. H., Hancock, D. D., Todhunter, D. A. & Conrad, H. R. (1984) Effect of Vitamin E and Selenium Supplementation on Incidence of Clinical Mastitis and Duration of Clinical Symptoms 1,2. Journal of Dairy Science, 67, 1293-1300
2Weiss, W. P., Hogan, J. S., Smith, K. L. & Hoblet, K.H. (1990) Relationships among selenium, vitamin E and mammary gland health in commercial dairy herds. Journal of Dairy Science 73, 381-390