FiberGel Technologies, a subsidiary of Circle Group Holdings, announced that additional patent protection has been received in Europe for Z-Trim, the company's zero calorie fat replacement. Currently made from corn and wheat, Z- Trim is considered a breakthrough in the war on obesity that gives consumers the ability to lose weight without giving up the foods they love.

FiberGel holds all rights to Z-Trim under existing license from the USDA which has accepted an "Advance Notice of Grant" for patent protection in Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.

"We anticipate that this additional protection of Z-Trim will be strategically beneficial and quite complementary to the great efforts of DKSH, our European distributor," said Rick Harris, FiberGel's VP of Sales and Marketing.

Source: PR Newswire