The new formulation is a single homogenous product, a development that reduces separation in transport and makes it available in places such as in-store bakeries where previously it might have been difficult to blend or remix.
Solubility has also been improved, making it taste and feel better in existing products such as 'GoFigure' shakes and bars.
Improved dispersion in water will help open new markets, said Stephen O’Hara, chief executive as it makes it ideal for gym users who want to mix it into a liquid shake
The new formula will also be cheaper to produce as there is less waste.
Optibiotix already has US product registration for Slimbiome, which is a patented combination of natural ingredients, and will launch the new version at the Supply Side West trade show where it will be exhibited with Cereal Ingredients Inc, a potential joint development partner.
Cereal Ingredients is considering incorporating SlimBiome into a range of cereal based particulates and ingredients aimed at the nutraceutical, health and wellbeing sectors.
Other manufacturers are looking at SlimBiome's possible application into 'Health & Wellbeing' food and beverage products.
Optibiotix is also launching its LPLDL cholesterol and blood pressure lowering product at Supply Side West, which takes place in Las Vegas on 27-28 September.
O'Hara added: "We have made significant progress in our transition from a research and development company to a commercial business, recently agreeing deals with Tata, Sacco and Nutrilinea; companies with high industry reputations and a global network of distribution partners.
“As we build the range of applications, products and geographic scope of SlimBiome with new manufacturing and distribution partners, the scale of the opportunity enlarges allowing us to fully exploit the revenue generating potential of our products.”
House broker finncap said the new formula was further evidence of the commercial progress the company is making, with the fact that talks with under way with other potential partners (to add to recent deals with Sacco and Tata Chemical) an encouraging development.
Shares rose 0.5% to 67.9p.
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