The consumer industry continues to be a hotbed of patent innovation. Activity is driven by health and wellness, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics, as well as the growing importance of personalized nutrition and technologies such as alternative proteins, 3D food printers, and digital food management. In the last three years alone, there have been over 662,000 patents filed and granted in the consumer industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Health & wellness in consumer: muscle regeneration supplements. Buy the report here.
According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over 116,000 patents to analyze innovation intensity for the consumer industry, there are 30+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.
Muscle regeneration supplements is a key innovation area in health & wellness
There are a wide range of muscle regeneration supplements being actively used to help repair and rebuild damaged muscles. These include creatinine, magnesium-based compositions, whey proteins, and branched chain amino acids compositions.
GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 60+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established consumer companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of muscle regeneration supplements.
Key players in muscle regeneration supplements – a disruptive innovation in the consumer industry
‘Application diversity’ measures the number of applications identified for each patent. It broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.
‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of countries each patent is registered in. It reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.
Patent volumes related to muscle regeneration supplements
Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics
Nestle is the leading patent filer in muscle regeneration supplements. Some other key patent filers in the space include Newtree, Axcella Health, Sinphar Pharmaceutical, , Abbott Laboratories, and Oncocross. In 2022, Abbott Laboratories announced the launch of Ensure with HMB, a new formulation to support Indian consumers in their older age. The new product contains a science-based nutritional supplement, which is made of 32 vital nutrients such as high-quality protein, calcium, and vitamin D to help improve muscle and bone strength.
In terms of application diversity, Newtree leads the pack, with Cosmax and Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology in second and third positions, respectively. By means of geographic reach, Oncocross holds the top position, followed by Royal DSM and Otsuka Holdings.
Muscle regeneration supplements will be of immense importance in the coming years, as consumers increasingly seek safe solutions for muscle regeneration.
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