Process for producing an azaphilone in talaromyces atroroseus

Gerit Tolborg (Inventor), Thomas Isbrandt Petersen (Inventor), Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen (Inventor), Mhairi Workman (Inventor)

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The invention provides a novel class of natural azaphilone pigments, called atrorosins, and methods for their production. The methods for the production of atrorosins include production by fermentation using a fungal species belonging to the genus Talaromyces, preferably thespecies Talaromyces atroroseus. The use of the novel atrorosins pigments as a colouring agent for food items and/or non-food items, and for cosmetics.

Original languageEnglish
IPCC12P 17/ 18 A I
Patent numberWO2018206590
Filing date08/05/2017
Country/TerritoryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Priority date08/05/2017
Priority numberEP20170169959
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2018


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