April 18, 2008

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ZMC Awarded U.S. Lutein Patent

THE WOODLANDS, TexasZMC-USA LLC announced its parent company, Zheijiang Medicine Co. Ltd. Xinchang Pharmaceutical Factory, was issued a new U.S. patent (No. 7,271,298), “Process for isolation and purification of Xanthophyll crystals from plant oleoresin.” The patent details a simultaneous process for isolation and purification of the xanthophyll carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin from crude plant oleoresin; it will allow for efficient, quality production of lutein in pure, powder, beadlet and oil suspension and lutein ester in powder, beadlet and oil suspension.

Scott Steinford, president, ZMC-USA, stated, “ZMC is continuing to position itself as a market leader in terms of quality, efficiency and product offerings in the nutritional supplement industry. ZMC maintains the highest quality standards as evidenced by its FDA inspections and through third party verifications.”

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