Kyowa Hakko USA Celebrates 40th Anniversary in US

Kyowa Hakko USA, the wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd. and global manufacturer of health ingredients for use in dietary supplements, conventional and functional foods, cosmetic, industrial and pharmaceutical industries, has announced it is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the United States.

Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Co., Ltd. was the first company in the world to successfully produce and commercialize amino acids using fermentation methods. ‘Hakko’, in Japanese means fermentation, reflecting its key technology. Over the years, the company has introduced a wide range of fermentation-based amino acids. In January, Kyowa Hakko USA became the exclusive distributor in North American of Daiichi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. (DFK) vitamins and other fine chemical products. The DFK products include Calcium Pantothenate, Pantesin® Pantethine, and Panthenol as well as other fine chemical products.

“We’re proud to be part of the US health marketplace,” said Charlie Kotani, Kyowa Hakko USA president.

“Kyowa Hakko USA is guided by its corporate mission to improve the health and well-being of people not only in North America, but globally too,” Kotani added.

Internationally, Kyowa has holds 92 US patents with a total of 433 worldwide. The company has invested in three research laboratories employing over 150 staff members and four manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Japan and China. With eight overseas offices strategically located throughout the world, Kyowa conducts business in over 80 countries.

Kyowa Hakko USA, with offices located in New York and California, offers manufacturers and formulators one of the industry's most extensive lines of over 50 amino acids and related compounds, including D-Amino acids and branched-chain amino acids, as well as nucleic acids, bio-products and fine chemicals. The company is a US FDA inspected manufacturer, and the vast majority of the products are Kosher with the “Circle K” approval.

Kyowa Hakko USA also offers an array of branded ingredients including Cognizin® Citicoline, Kyowa CoQ10®, Lumistor® L-Hydroxyproline, Hydrafend™ Hyaluronic Acid, Pantesin® Pantethine, Setria® Glutathione, and Sustamine™ L-Alanyl Glutamine.
For more information about Kyowa Hakko visit the corporate web site at or call 212.319.5353.

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