Arcadia Biosciences Receives Patent for Resistant Starch Wheat Technology


Arcadia Biosciences announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company US Patent No. 9,150,839, entitled “Wheat with Increased Resistant Starch Levels.” The patent covers Arcadia’s non-genetically modified Resistant Starch (RS) Wheat lines.

Arcadia’s RS Wheat was developed using the company’s proprietary wheat genetic diversity library, an extensive and exclusive resource of wheat lines with high-density variations in genetic composition and gene function. The RS Wheat project was funded in part by a grant from the US National Institutes for Health (NIH) and is currently in Phase 4 of Arcadia’s development pipeline.

Resistant starch is a form of dietary fiber that is digested more slowly than regular starch. Slower digestion results in a slower release of glucose into the bloodstream, so food products made with RS Wheat have a lower glycemic index. Resistant starch also is fermented in the lower intestine to provide additional colon health benefits.

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