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1. (WO2003073866) A PROCESS OF ISOLATING LACTOFERRIN

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/073866    International Application No.:    PCT/DK2003/000135
Publication Date: Sep 12, 2003 International Filing Date: Mar 6, 2003
IPC: A23J 1/20
Applicants: UPFRONT CHROMATOGRAPHY A/S
LIHME, Allan, Otto, Fog
Inventors: LIHME, Allan, Otto, Fog
Title: A PROCESS OF ISOLATING LACTOFERRIN
Abstract:
A process for isolating lactoferrin from milk or a casein-containing component or product containing lactoferrin, comprising subjecting a precipitate of casein obtained from the milk or the casein-containing component or product, with which precipitate at least part of the milk lactoferrin is associated, to a treatment with an extraction medium whereby at least part of the lactoferrin associated with the preceipitate of casein is released to the medium. When lactoferrin has been released, the medium may be subjected to different types of purification operation steps. The purification operations are selected in accordance with the purity requirements of the intended specific application. Furthermore, lactoferrin and/or a composition comprising lactoferrin according to the above-mentioned process is provided.