Manufacturing and sales of Galactooligosaccharides (GOS), enzyme preparations, functional foods, and cosmetic materials.
President & CEO
Yakult honsha Co., Ltd. (100%)
50 million yen
Initiated the research of enzymes for the purpose of producing glucose. (Kinki Yakult Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)
Initiated the production and sales of enzyme preparations for food processing. (Kinki Yakult Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)
Initiated the production and sales of enzyme preparations for medical use. (Kinki Yakult Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)
Succeeded the operation of Kinki Yakult Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.)
Discovered galacto-oligosaccharides in the development process of lactose-degrading enzyme. (Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.)
Succeeded in developing a plant called Pomato, which grows as potatoes below ground and tomatoes above ground, by using Yakult’s cell fusion technology utilizing enzymes at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
Established Yakult Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd., as a subsidiary of Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., by spinning off its sales department of enzyme preparations.
Launched a galacto-oligosaccharide product "Oligomate".
Acquired a Yakult’s group company Nihon Chlorella Co.,Ltd.
Obtained GRAS certification for Oligomate. TOS propionate agar medium (TOS medium), a selective medium for enumerating bifidobacteria, is certified as an official medium for enumerating bifidobacteria by the International Organization for Standardization and the International Dairy Federation. (ISO 29981/IDF 220)
Obtained Kosher certification for Oligomate.
Obtained HALAL certification for Oligomate. Obtained marketing authorization in the EU for Oligomate.
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