08833643 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 2 patents.

Disclosed is encoding of probiotic formulations, in order to alert both consumer and producer to counterfeiting and to allow purchasers of authentic product to gain access to quality and quantity testing regarding the product. The purchaser would preferably also provide, along with its identifying information, any product complaints, adverse reaction and positive responses, and consumer interest in and reaction to different formulations and products, as well as demographic, general health and education information, and other information about the purchaser (including any information useful for marketing and future product development and selection).

Title
On-line authentication of probiotics to ensure source and quality
Application Number
14/197254
Publication Number
8833643 (B1)
Application Date
March 5, 2014
Publication Date
September 16, 2014
Inventor
Jeff Thurston
Waverly
PA, US
Randolph S Porubcan
Victoria
MN, US
Agent
Eric P Mirabel
Assignee
Master Supplements
MN, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
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