Nestle has filed a patent for synthetic nutritional compositions specifically designed for Chinese infants, containing 3′-SL and 6′-SL in concentrations similar to those found in human milk from the same region. This innovation aims to provide tailored nutrition for infants in China. GlobalData’s report on Nestle gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20240032581A1) outlines a synthetic nutritional composition specifically designed for Chinese infants. The composition includes 3'-SL and 6'-SL in concentrations that mimic those found in human milk produced for infants in the same regional location. The patent specifies that the composition can be tailored for Chinese infants of different age groups, ranging from 0 to 6 months and from 6 to 12 months.

Furthermore, the patent details the specific concentration ranges of 3'-SL and 6'-SL in the synthetic nutritional composition, which are crucial for the optimal nutrition of Chinese infants. The composition can be in the form of an infant formula or a supplement added to or mixed with infant formula. Additionally, a method is provided for administering the synthetic nutritional composition to Chinese infants between 0 and 6 months of age to ensure the intake of the necessary levels of 3'-SL and 6'-SL for promoting brain and/or bone development and metabolic health. This patent highlights the importance of tailoring nutritional compositions to meet the specific needs of infants in different regions, emphasizing the significance of 3'-SL and 6'-SL in promoting infant health.

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