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    Date submitted
  • 28-Oct-2018

Microbiome Solutions

Abstract

Microbiome Solutions has acquired technology to produce premium, ultra-high grade bovine colostrum (BC) that uses a novel, proprietary processing technique to remove microbes without harming the enzymes, antibodies, and growth factors that colostrum contains that promote health and fight disease. Colostrum has become a hugely popular nutritional supplement because it is a natural source of antibodies (IgG, IgM and IgA), antimicrobial peptides (lactoperoxidase, lactoferrin), growth factors (epidermal growth factor, insulin-like growth factor [IGF] and IGF-1 binding proteins, transforming growth factor [TGF]–α, TGF- β1 and β2) not found in other dairy products.

Importantly, our technology is more efficient and cost-effective than other technologies on the market today that are being used to remove microbes from colostrum, such as cold-filtration and ultrafiltration. Our technology does not require dehydration or spray-drying or high-temperature processing but does provides a product with a 60+ day shelf-life when refrigerated.

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Initially, consumers of sports drinks - which is an $8 billion dollar industry. Sports drinks are increasingly being consumed by athletes at the gym but also by non-athletes who consume these beverages all day long. Consumers are more aware of ingredients than in the past and are looking for natural products that contain less sugar and may provide health benefits. Bovine colostrum (BC) is the perfect natural health supplement to add to any sports, energy or health drink because of its proven benefits for shortening recovery times. A liquid BC energy shot that will be a truly healthy, natural, organic product, will be a stark contrast to the energy shots marketed today which contain primarily caffeine and B-vitamins. Our product portfolio includes liquid colostrum to be added to health and nutrition sports drinks, oral health and cosmetic products, and distribution of our patented equipment to dairy farms to process their own colostrum for supplementing their dairy calves. Following introduction of our nutraceutical line, we will consider developing health claims for colostrum for the treatment of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory induced gastrointestinal ulcers and as a supplement with probiotics to reduce C. difficile infection associated with antibiotic use.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Colostrum products are currently sold in a powdered form due to issues with processing and shelf-life. We will market a liquid colostrum because our technology allows us to remove microbial contaminants without reducing the colostrum to a powder and denaturing the important nutrients in the colostrum that provide health benefits. Thus, our product can easily be added to other liquid drinks after they are subjected to heat processing. Colostrum could be the most important natural substance to help athletes (from weekend warriors to professional athletes and our warfighters) achieve elite performance. Research shows that colostrum can help to increase strength and endurance, build lean muscle mass, burn body fat, boost immune function, which typically dips after strenuous exercise, shorten recovery time and accelerate healing of injuries. Colostrum also contains growth factors that strengthen the gut lining; thus, it is often used to prevent or treat "runner trots or leaky bowel syndrome”.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Importantly, our technology is more efficient and cost-effective than other technologies on the market today that are being used to remove microbes from colostrum, such as cold-filtration and ultrafiltration. Our technology does not require freezing or dehydration and the goal is to provide a 60+ day shelf-life when refrigerated. Our technology will allow us to produce a high-quality liquid colostrum supplement.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Microbiome Solutions has licensed the world-wide rights to the technology (including patents) for processing and commercializing colostrum in any form and from any source. This technology has been licensed from Millisecond Technology which has over 30 patents, including a patent pending (filed in August 2018) on this technology. Our technology is disruptive and our team of veterinary scientists and business executives are well equipped to develop and commercialize, or sell the rights to commercialize these products.