Mapping of foods with whey protein by patental documents

International Journal of Development Research

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Research Article

Mapping of foods with whey protein by patental documents

Fernando César Rodrigues Brito, Carolinne Reinaldo Pontes, Luana Mara Silva de Castro Pacheco da Cunha, Ismael Paula de Souza, Mariana de Oliveira Viana Veras, Gildênio Estevam Freire, Ana Angélica Queiroz Assunção Santos, Marta da Rocha Moreira, Vanessa Duarte de Morais, Francisco Rafael Oliveira da Silva, Iolanda Gonçalves de Alencar Figueiredo and Maria Izabel Florindo Guedes


The proteins contained in whey have a wide nutritional application and present bioactive and functional well-defined characteristics. Its wide use in the food market provided specific benefits in food and nutrition area. The objective of this study was to map the foods containing the whey protein at the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and Espacenet®. This search resulted in a total of 46 patent documents in Espacenet® base. Documents with more than 20 years were excluded, therefore only the documents from 1995 to 2015 were used, totaling 26 documents. It was found that in Brazil there is a high consumption pattern of proteins, but there is little development of technological products and patents related to proteins, mainly due to lack of fiscal and scientific inceptives by the government.

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