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WARF: P96091US

Methods and Compositions for Treating Animals to Maintain or Enhance Bone Mineral Content


INVENTORS -

Mark Cook, Michael Pariza

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in developing a method of treating animals to maintain or increase mineral content in bone.
OVERVIEWMany animals, including humans, lose bone minerals as they age or if they are afflicted with certain diseases. Loss of calcium in bone can cause osteoporosis. However, most of the current compounds known to maintain or increase bone calcium are potent biological agents with significant side effects.
THE INVENTIONUW–Madison researchers have developed a method of treating an animal to maintain or enhance the mineral content of the bones of the animal. The method consists of administering to the animal a safe and effective amount of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
APPLICATIONS
  • Prevention or treatment of osteoporosis
KEY BENEFITS
  • Capable of maintaining or enhancing the mineral content of skeletal bones in animals
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For current licensing status, please contact Emily Bauer at emily@warf.org or (608) 262-8638.
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