Intellectual Property

VBC has created a world-class intellectual property platform. Our patent portfolio consists of approximately 170 patent families containing over 250 issued patents. We have about 135 trademark families with over 725 product labels (SKU’s), and have approximately 800 product registrations in approximately 95 countries around the world.

Our proprietary know-how and trade secrets are held in the areas of biological manufacturing, downstream processing, formulation technology, plant physiology, and technology assessment. VBC was recently recognized by Crain’s Business Chicago as being among the Chicago area leaders in number of new patents per employee.