VILLASECA ABOGADOS COLLABORATES WITH UTEM IN THE PATENT APPLICATION OF A SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IN VITRO DIGESTION

14 / 08 / 2019

The Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana (UTEM) recently filed a patent application in the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INAPI) for an in vitro digestion system and method that simulates the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. A team of Villaseca Abogados, led by the Partner Loreto Vera, collaborated with this institution in the construction of a protection strategy for university development.

This interesting university development would allow to have an in vitro digestion system that simulates digestion in the human small intestine and is easy to use, fast, economical and reliable. In addition, it would allow predicting the in vivo behavior of food during digestion and absorption without requiring ethical authorization, for example, to experiment on animals.

In this way, UTEM is reunited with a path suspended for 10 years, in the Protection of your research results, thanks to the group led by Dr. Elizabeth Troncoso Ahués, Director of Research at UTEM, together with students and researchers and the advice of Villaseca Abogados.