Technology ID
TAB-4609

A Single Feedstock Process for the Production of Ketone Esters

E-Numbers
E-316-2013-0
Lead Inventor
Veech, Richard (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA))
Co-Inventors
Clarke, Kieran (TDELTAS Limited)
King, Michael (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA))
Applications
Therapeutics
Research Materials
Therapeutic Areas
Metabolic Disease
Endocrinology
Development Stages
Pre-Clinical (in vitro)
Lead IC
NIAAA

This technology includes a process using a single feedstock of poly-p-hydroxybutyrate to provide all components necessary, and the means to combine them, to provide large quantities of ketone ester. Progress in research studies have been limited by the low amount and cost of ketone esters, however this process saves costs and expedites production.

Commercial Applications
The technology enables efficient and cost-effective production of ketone esters, broadening their potential applications in medical treatments, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Competitive Advantages
Existing processes use multiple, expensive feedstocks; this process makes the final sale and use of ketone esters viable.
Licensing Contact:
Shmilovich, Michael
shmilovm@nih.gov