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Repair and protection of enamel and dentin

Country of Origin: Belgium
Reference Number: TRBE20160809001
Publication Date: 9 August 2016

Summary

A Belgian multinational active in consumer goods looks for a product that delivers significant and long lasting repair to damaged tooth enamel and dentin. Industrial partners or research institutions that possess suitable solutions are sought for licence agreement or technical agreement with the large account.

Description

A Belgian multinational based in Brussels and active in consumer goods wishes to increase its portfolio of products with a product which will enhance the customer's experience and therefore allow the company to broaden its current range of products with a new offer which clients can choose from.

With such an aim, this company is looking for products that provide superior repair performance vs the conventional fluoride toothpaste and rinse formulations.

Products, technologies or ingredients are expected to have the following benefit areas of interest:

- Product demonstrates increased mineralization of damaged areas versus conventional fluoride containing products
- Deposited mineral is resistant to subsequent damage/removal by brushing or acid challenge
- Performance demonstrated in full formulations
- Performance is demonstrated in recognized hard tissue performance tests
- Unique capability that demonstrate and quantify the benefit
- Product must have strong global IP (granted or filed patents)

The company is looking for collaboration with industrial partners or research centres able to provide products or technologies delivering significant and long lasting repair to damaged tooth enamel and dentin.

The purpose would be setting up a long lasting cooperation allowing the large account to comply with its internal strategy and for the potential partner to interact in a systematic way with
the large account so as to have immediate access to forthcoming similar requests.

Actually, for the technical cooperation, this large account intends to work together with potential partners having the suitable solution coupled to the related knowledge in the specific domain.
As for the licence agreement, should an already developed solution exist and be fully compliant with the technical requirements listed, the large account would envisage discussions on the terms of the licence use.

Expertise sought

Product form could include (but not limited to):

- Paste
- Rinse
- Gel

Preference is for technologies where :

- Human safety has been confirmed or material is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe)
- Technology is compatible with fluoride
- Technology is stable in water based formulations
- Technology is compatible with typical ingredients used in oral care formulations (paste and rinse)
- Product usage does not require change in habit versus conventional oral care products
- Granted or filed patent applications are preferred

The company is NOT interested in technologies that provide short/term / transitory benefit

Stage Of Development

Already on the market

Requested partner

Type of Partner sought: SMEs, industry or research center

Area of expertise : Oral Care products

Role of Partner Sought: depending on the product/solution state-of-the-art, collaborate with the large account for technical collaboration or provide the technical solution sought under licence agreeement

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