“Prevention and/or treatment of neurodegenerative disease” patent granted in Ireland

Today, the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland approved the application by Howard Foundation Holdings of a patent for “Prevention and/or treatment of neurodegenerative disease”. The inventors are the late Dr Alan Howard, Professor John Nolan of the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland and Dr Riona Mulcahy of the University Hospital, Waterford.

This follows the granting of the patent in the UK in November 2019 and in the USA in November 2020.

This novel work demonstrates how effective enrichment of the carotenoids: lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, in combination with omega-3 fatty acids is beneficial for patients suffering with Alzheimer’s disease.

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