R&D

CORE FIELDS OF RESEARCH

Aiming to continuously create new value for milk, we conduct research in fields that enable us to reflect delicious taste and health functions in our products. Below is an introduction to some of our research segments.

Powdered Milk

Taking advantage of our research into breast milk for over fifty years, we provide mainly powdered milk giving you confidence in child raising.

Clinical Nutrition

We scientifically investigate and verify nutrition, and manufacture and sell various nutritional supplements, eating recovery assisting food and oral care products, in consideration of the condition and status of the sick and the elderly.

Functional Foods

We offer a lineup of supplements and functional foods made from functional materials such as MBP, which is found in milk.

Functional Materials

We supply functional health foods and cosmetic materials utilizing natural materials such as AHCC and oligonol.


L. gasseri SBT2055, our original probiotics, reaches alive to the human gastrointestinal tracts, and keeps staying there.

We briefly explain the bone health and how the MBP functions to the bone metabolism.

Special milk is infant formula for people who were born with the inability to sufficiently metabolize amino acids.


LOCATION

Our R&D is comprised of the Milk Science Research Institute, the Product Development Department, and the Research & Development Planning Department.
The Milk Science Research Institute consists of three research centers, the Saitama Development Center, the Sapporo Research Laboratory in Hokkaido, and the Cheese Research Laboratory in Yamanashi.
Each laboratory is involved in a wide variety of research, including subjects such as the health functions of lactic acid bacteria and milk components, milk and dairy product flavor and texture, processing technology for dairy products such as cheese, butter, and powdered milk, research on containers and packaging, and takeover of production method for natural cheese.
The Product Development Department works to link laboratory results into new product development by researching composite designs and other ways to improve product competitiveness.
The Research and Development Planning Department creates medium and long-term R&D strategy to support R&D aimed at achieving corporate strategy.

Milk Science Research Institute

(Saitama)

Sapporo Research Laboratory

(Hokkaido)

Cheese Research Laboratory

(Yamanashi)