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Press Release

Newly Developed Carbohydrate Oligomer with Optimal Digestive Tract Absorption Ready for Mass Production

– Expected to be applied to functional foods and medical materials –
June  15,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Marukyo Suisan, Limited
Hokkaido Research Organization (HRO)

As part of a NEDO project, Marukyo Suisan, Limited, and the Hokkaido Research Organization (HRO) have developed a carbohydrate oligomer that is capable of significantly increased absorption in the human digestive tract. The project has also established mass production technology for this carbohydrate oligomer by applying micro-chemical processing technology.

This carbohydrate oligomer is expected to be utilized for functional foods, as well as for cosmetic and medical materials. Based on the project results, Marukyo Suisan Limited will soon begin commercial production of the carbohydrate oligomer.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Innovation Promotion Department
Contact person: Mitsuhashi Tel: +81-44-520-5170­

Marukyo Suisan, Limited
Contact person: Miyamoto Tel: +81-162-23-4050­

ARPChemHokkaido Research Organization (HRO)
Contact person: Matsushima Tel: +81-11-747-2997­