Sabinsa Granted Forskolin Solubility Patent In China

December 15, 2010

Sabinsa’s International Presence
The State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China has granted Sabinsa a patent entitled: “Process for Preparing Water Soluble Diterpenes and Their Applications.” The innovation developed by Sabinsa and protected in China by this patent involves making the forskolin molecule water soluble by approximately 6000 times.

Sabinsa also holds patents on this process in USA, Eurasia, India, Philippines, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and Uzbekistan.

Forskolin solubility vastly increases the range of applications. Dr. Lakshmi Prakash, Sabinsa VP of Innovation & Business Development, said “Aqueous formulation facilitates the safe and effective use of forskolin as a natural ophthalmic drug in the management of glaucoma (approved in India), as well as in dermatological and related applications.”

Forskolin is an extract prepared from the herb Coleus forskohlii, a member of the mint family of plants that grows wild in some parts of India. In some areas people grow it and use the roots to make pickle. In recent years, Coleus forskohlii has gained importance as the only source of Forskolin, a bioactive molecule with multiple applications in health and wellness, made possible due largely to research initiatives by Sabinsa.

This recent patent is the 66th in Sabinsa’s sizeable worldwide Intellectual Property portfolio. Additionally, Sabinsa has over 50 pending patent applications worldwide. The company continues to demonstrate its commitment to keeping the spirit of innovation alive in the industry, through sustained intellectual property creation and protection efforts.

About Sabinsa Corporation:
Sabinsa’s mission is to provide alternative and complementary natural products for human nutrition and wellbeing. Over the past 30 years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than 100 standardized botanical extracts and privately funded several clinical studies in conjunction with prestigious institutions in support of these products. With more than 120 full time scientists conducting ongoing research in India and the United States, Sabinsa continues to develop and patent phytonutrients for the world market. Most of our products intended for human consumption are certified Kosher, with many certified Halal. Visit us at