GUANGZHOU, China, Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On 9 January 2017, Infinitus (China) Company Ltd., a member of LKK Health Products Group, was awarded the Second Class of the National Science and Technology Progress Award by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, in recognition of its efforts in accomplishing the Efficient Preparation of Function Lipids from Oilseed and Products Creation Program (the "Program"). The award ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the People. The honor demonstrates that Infinitus has taken a leading role in functional lipids extraction and preparative technology.
When lipids are mentioned, what first comes to most people's minds are thoughts of "oily" and "obesity". In fact, lipids, together with proteins and carbohydrates, are called the three major nutrients: they provide the human body with indispensable substances, such as essential fatty acids, that can't be produced by the body itself. As for functional lipids, they are active substances that promote health and provide other medical benefits, including acting to prevent hypertension, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Many drug-and-food-homologous Chinese medicinal herbs contain rich functional lipids. For example, the alpha-linolenic acid found in perilla frutescens seeds, is capable of reducing blood lipids, improving memory, preventing Alzheimer's disease, and slowing down the aging process.
In the past, the traditional extraction method for functional lipids could hardly meet the requirements of the lipid industry for high-quality lipids. The award-winning program which Infinitus has participated is succeeded in developing an industry-leading green technology for the extraction and preparation of functional lipids. The technology largely addresses the drawbacks of functional lipids, including instability, easy oxidation, a low dissolution rate and the inability to meet the health needs of a diverse range of groups. The technology has been successfully applied to both Infinitus Yi Rui Capsules and Infinitus Dried Tangerine Peel Pu'er Tea, enabling conversion from an innovative technological idea into saleable products.
The State Council of China has, over the past few years, continued to raise the bar on what it expects in terms of the quality of the product or technology that might be deserving of the National Science and Technology Progress Award. From 2011 to 2015, 12 food programs were recipients of the Award, accounting for a mere 1.63 percent of all award-winning programs, while very few of them involved health foods. Infinitus finally received the award by virtue of the Program after applying for four years in a row (since 2012), a testament to the company's strength in scientific research and innovation.
Mr. Harry Yeung, Senior Vice President of LKK Health Products Group, commented, "With innovation, our company has infinite growth potential. Winning the national award is a recognition of our innovative research in the field of herbal health products, and will motivate us to continuously innovate and give back to society."
About the National Science and Technology Progress Award
The National Science and Technology Progress Award, one of the five major national-level awards in science and technology launched by the State Council of China, recognizes Chinese citizens and organizations who have made creative contributions to scientific and technological progress, including technological research, development and innovation, promotion and application of advanced scientific and technological achievements, high-tech conversions of existing manufacturing processes, and completion of key scientific and technological projects and plans. The winners of the Award are programs that have made a major contribution to both the country and society, including China's Lunar Exploration Project and the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, among other world-class projects.
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