Taradon Laboratory

We use human body fluids forces for your protection.

Taradon Laboratory was founded in Belgium in 2008 by biochemist as a logical progression after some Thirty years active involvement in the field of enzyme technology found in secretion liquids.

Taradon Laboratory has worldwide patents, as owner or licensee, covering a number of developments. Part of our activity was focused on the industrial implementation of lactoferrin and lactoperoxidase and colostrum as ingredient for food industry.

Taradon Laboratory has created a new generation of lactoferrin, called Lactoferrin-NFQ®.

Thanks to a patented production process, we increase by 10 the bioactivity of the protein. We are now able to guarantee an activity as it is described in literature.

Taradon Laboratory mission is to develop, market and commercialize innovative high quality concepts and products, based on its expert scientific knowledge of human and animal secretory molecules and their applications.

Message of our founder Dr Perraudi

Working on the secretion liquids and on the main molecules that are contained in these liquids, many scientists have tried to understand why these molecules are part of the preliminary defenses of the human and animal health.
In counterpart, emerging knowledge on diseases and the role of these natural compounds contained in the secretion’s liquids, it is possible to lower the risk of such disease processes.

We put our science in 2 ranges of finished products :

Ingredients

LACTOFERRIN-NFQ® is a multifunctional iron-binding glycoprotein extracted from cow’s milk. Lactoferrin is a important components of all your secretion liquids dedicated to your protection.

Lactoferrin is a pink glycol-protein extracted from milk or whey.
Most of the biological functions of Lf are related to the importance of iron.

Lactoferrin has an extremely high affinity to iron

Lactoferrin is a prominent component of all mucosal secretions and it can be detected in almost all body fluids. All biological functions of Lf can be summarized as follow:

As an ingredient Lactoferrin is used in numerous consumer applications such as baby food, functional food, dietary supplements and cosmetics.

Scientific studies have demonstrated bactericidal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and iron-regulating properties, among others.

As descripted in our patent WO 2010/112988, we remove endotoxins (LPS) during the purification process of our lactoferrin to increase bioactivity of our lactoferrin.

Our target is to produce industrial lactoferrin like it is produce in your body.

What is the difference between standard lactoferrin and lactoferrin-nfq®?

We respect high quality criteria to maintain the bio-activity of the protein. We guarantee an activity on each batch thanks to :

When lactoferrin is LPS-Free, we increase the activity 10 times. Taradon Laboratory controls the activity of each batch in terms of purity and also in terms of activity.

How could we do it?

Taradon laboratory has developed a new patented purification process to refresh lactoferrin and increase its activity. Within 3 steps, we can remove binding LPS from lactoferrin. To destroy bacteria’s naturally present in the milk (bactericidal activity), lactoferrin binds their LPS and before we extract it, lactoferrin is fully covered by LPS.

Our Lactoperoxidase

Peroxidase are enzymes that belong to the natural non-immune defence system in milk and in the secretions of exocrine glands such as saliva, tears, intestinal secretions, cervical mucus, milk.

Peroxidases have no antimicrobial activity themselves, but in presence of specific co-factors they constitute an important defence system in liquid solution. These co-factors are H2O2 and an halide of pseudo halide depending on the specific of the enzyme. The oxidation product is a short-lived oxidizing agent which react with thiol groups of the enzymes essential for the metabolism of bacteria.

This defence mechanism plays a key role in protecting mucous membranes against bacterial invasion.

Our colostrum

Colostrum, which is also called first milk, is one of the oldest and most exceptional foods that can be found in nature. It is as old as motherhood itself; colostrum is the milk of any mammalian in the first 24 hours after birth. The effective substances that are present in the first milk are found nowhere else in nature in such high, perfectly balanced concentrations as only nature can do.

Our colostrum is standardized at 30% IgG.

We produce under high quality standard.

Expertise

high-end expertise and numerous patents

Research programme

5 worldwide patents (IP)

Publications

Lactoferrin during lactation protects the immature hypoxicischemic rat brain Yohan van de Looij1,2,a, Vanessa Ginet1,a, Alexandra Chatagner1, Audrey Toulotte1, Emmanuel Somm1, Petra S. Huppi € 1 & Stephane V. Sizonenko1

  1. Division of Child Development and Growth, Department of Pediatrics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  2. Laboratory for Functional and Metabolic Imaging (LIFMET), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland