Pancreatin contains the pancreatic enzymes trypsin, amylase, and lipase. A similar mixture of enzymes is sold as pancrelipase, which contains more active lipase enzyme than does pancreatin. The trypsin found in pancreatin works to hydrolyze proteins into oligopeptides; amylase hydrolyzes starches into oligosaccharides and the disaccharide maltose; and lipase hydrolyzes triglycerides into fatty acids and glycerols. Pancreatin is an effective enzyme supplement for replacing missing pancreatic enzymes, and aids in the digestion of foods in cases of pancreatic insufficiency.
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO EURAND PHARMACEUTICALS FOR "MICROPELLET COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING PANCREATIN CONTAINING DIGESTIVE ENZYME MIXTURES" (ITALIAN, AMERICAN INVENTORS)
Nov 16, 2011; GENEVA, Nov. 16 -- Publication No. WO/2011/140106 was published on Nov. 10. Title of the invention: "MICROPELLET COMPOSITIONS...