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Gum Disease Prevention Patent: Harnessing Probiotics from Children's Saliva

2023년 9월 1일

Securing a Patent for Gum Disease Prevention Using Probiotics from Children's Saliva

Ildong Bioscience, a pioneering player in the field of biotechnology, has recently made significant strides in the realm of oral health. The company has successfully secured a patent that revolves around the development of innovative gum disease prevention compositions utilizing probiotics harvested from young children's saliva. This groundbreaking achievement sets the stage for the potential commercialization of novel probiotic products designed to enhance oral health and hygiene.

The patent, uncovered through the diligent efforts of the patent information search service Kipris, focuses on a composition and health functional food that incorporates a specific strain of probiotic bacteria known as "lactobacillus salivarius" (IDCC 3551). This particular strain of probiotic demonstrates remarkable efficacy in preventing gum disease and curtailing the production of unpleasant bad breath.

Lactobacillus salivarius is a naturally occurring and beneficial bacterium that thrives in a healthy oral environment. When present in the mouth, it acts as a formidable defense against oral pathogens notorious for triggering gum disease, thereby effectively thwarting periodontal issues and eradicating bad breath.

Research conducted by Ildong Bioscience has yielded compelling results, confirming that the IDCC 3551 strain possesses the ability to inhibit the growth of "Streptococcus mutans" and "Porphyromonas Zinibalis." These two microorganisms are notorious culprits responsible for instigating inflammation within the oral cavity.

Furthermore, IDCC 3551 exhibits anti-inflammatory properties by modulating the expression of cytokine genes associated with cytotoxicity and inflammation. It also boasts antioxidant capabilities, along with the remarkable capacity to suppress the production of volatile sulfur compounds in the mouth, a primary contributor to unpleasant breath odors.

Given these impressive findings, IDCC 3551 is poised to deliver not only preventive measures but also symptom-relief in oral inflammation-related conditions such as gingivitis, periodontal inflammation, wind tooth, tooth decay, wisdom tooth inflammation, periodontal abscess, and gingivitis.

Ildong Bioscience has ambitious plans to leverage the potential of IDCC 3551 by expanding its applications into the production of powdery health functional food raw materials. Currently, the majority of health functional foods aimed at preventing gum disease predominantly consist of complex vitamin formulations containing calcium and zinc, which primarily support bone health rather than addressing probiotic factors.

An official spokesperson from Ildong Bioscience commented on this groundbreaking development, stating, "Numerous studies have underscored the existence of a myriad of microorganisms residing within the oral cavity, each exerting diverse effects on the human body through intricate interactions." The spokesperson further elaborated, saying, "Our intention is to bring these insights into the commercial realm, offering innovative products that enhance oral health and leverage the potential of these functional materials."

As Ildong Bioscience pioneers a new frontier in oral health and probiotic innovations, the prospects for improved gum disease prevention and overall oral hygiene look exceptionally promising. The successful patent registration of IDCC 3551 heralds a new era in the battle against gum disease, offering hope to countless individuals seeking effective and natural solutions for maintaining their oral well-being.

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