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Biotechnological Patents Applications of the Deuterium Oxide in Human Health

[ Vol. 11 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Reysla M. da S. Mariano, Wendell C. Bila, Maria Jaciara F. Trindade, Joel A. Lamounier and Alexsandro S. Galdino   Pages 76 - 84 ( 9 )

Abstract:


Background: Deuterium oxide is a molecule that has been used for decades in several studies related to human health. Currently, studies on D2O have mobilized a “Race for Patenting” worldwide. Several patents have been registered from biomedical and technological studies of D2O showing the potential of this stable isotope in industry and health care ecosystems.

Methods: Most of the patents related to the applications of the deuterium oxide in human health have been summarized in this review. The following patents databases were consulted: European Patent Office (Espacenet), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the United States Latin America Patents (LATIPAT), Patent scope -Search International and National Patent Collections (WIPO), Google Patents and Free Patents Online.

Results: With this review, the information was collected on recent publications including 22 patents related to deuterium oxide and its applications in different areas.

Conclusion: This review showed that deuterium oxide is a promising component in different areas, including biotechnology, chemistry and medicine. In addition, the knowledge of this compound was covered, reinforcing its importance in the field of biotechnology and human health.

Keywords:

Biotechnology, patents, deuterium oxide, human health, diseases, chemicals, imaging exams.

Affiliation:

Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei (UFSJ/CCO), Laboratório de Biotecnologia de Microrganismos, Divinópolis, MG, 35501-296, Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei (UFSJ/CCO), Laboratório de Biotecnologia de Microrganismos, Divinópolis, MG, 35501-296, Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei (UFSJ/CCO), Laboratório de Biotecnologia de Microrganismos, Divinópolis, MG, 35501-296, Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei (UFSJ/CCO), Laboratório de Biotecnologia de Microrganismos, Divinópolis, MG, 35501-296, Laboratório de Biotecnologia de Microrganismos, Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei, Divinópolis, MG, 355901-296

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