Patent Insights: Food for Special Medical Purposes
Patent activity in FSMPs continue to grow strongly. Inventions reveal novel and natural compounds that redefine how we tackle today's chronic diseases. Rick Miller, Food & Drink Associate Director…

Patent Insights: Food for Special Medical Purposes

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Patent Insights: food for special medical purposes market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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An ageing global population is good news for FSMP (foods for special medical purposes) brands as healthcare systems place emphasis on nutrition to reduce escalating healthcare costs. Brands should be aware that taste, naturalness and cost-effectiveness remain a concern for consumers of FSMPs, so innovation is key. Despite a majority consumer base, senior claims in global FSMP launches are under-represented. Brands should be inspired by new products disrupting the market, such as new flavour profiles that show sensitivity to taste changes that occur with ageing, as well as new approaches to naturalness using real food enteral nutrition.

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Written by Rick Miller, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Patent activity in FSMPs continue to grow strongly. Inventions reveal novel and natural compounds that redefine how we tackle today’s chronic diseases. Rick Miller
Food & Drink Analyst

Table of Contents

  1. What consumers want and why

  2. Product innovation trends

    • [Graph] Global: % FSMPs food, drink and healthcare launches, by claim, 2015-19
    • [Graph] Global: % FSMPs food, drink and healthcare launches, top 10 flavours (incl blends), 2015-19
  3. The patent landscape

    • [Graph] Global: foods for special medical purpose, number of patent families published each year (excluding China-only filings*), 2010-20
    • [Graph] Global: % share of foods for special medical purposes patent inventions, by proposed therapeutic effect, 2010 -20
    • [Graph] Global: top organisations with currently active* patent families for FSMP inventions (excluding China-only filings), June 2020
    • Look forward to novel ways to combat sarcopenia
    • [Graph] US: “Which of these aspects of your health worry you? Please select all that apply”, January 2020
    • [Graph] China: “Do you have interest in foods with the following health function?”, % agree, November 2018
    • [Graph] Global: % launches of foods for special medical purposes targeted at seniors, select functional claims, 2015-19
    • Look forward to new approaches in cognitive health
    • Look forward to better diabetes management
  4. The implication

  5. Appendix

About the report

This report will give you early indications of market movements by using patent analysis as a predictor of emerging ingredients and technology trends, innovations and applications. Built on a combination of Ciper’s powerful artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities and Mintel’s expertise in market intelligence, this report will identify untapped opportunities and help you understand:

The Consumer

What They Want. Why They Want It.

The Innovations

New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

The Trends

What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

The Opportunities

Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

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