In Brief: Enamelon
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Enamelon: Receives patent for formulation of soluble calcium and phosphate with fluoride as well as for the formulation's application for the remineralization of teeth. Soluble calcium acts in a manner similar to Enamelon's patented "amorphous" calcium formulation/application, the company says: the amorphous calcium changes from solid to liquid form, then recrystallizes once it is deposited in lesions in tooth enamel. The company will begin test marketing products containing the remineralization technology in the first quarter of 1997, followed by a predicted national launch in early 1998 ("The Tan Sheet" July 8, p. 5)...
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