The food ingredients, food additives and chemical product materials business is handled by DSP subsidiary DSP Gokyo Food & Chemical Co., Ltd.
In the food ingredients and food additives business, the company develops and sells ingredients and additives for use in manufacturing safe, high-quality foods. Products include polysaccharides, primarily GLYLOID® (tamarind gum), the first product of its kind successfully produced on an industrial scale; seasonings such as soup bouillon; and sweeteners such as MIRASEE®, an easy-to-use preparation based on neotame, a high-intensity sweetener.
The chemical product materials business encompasses such products as cosmetic materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, electronic chemicals and coating materials.
Leveraging DSP's technologies and know-how from the pharmaceuticals business, and through cooperation with domestic and overseas suppliers, we are expanding these business units as a company that integrates research, development and sales operations to continually create the value that customers require.
The animal health products business is conducted by DSP subsidiary DS Pharma Animal Health Co., Ltd., of which the major products are veterinary medicines for companion animals, primarily dogs and cats, as well as for farm animals such as cattle, swine, horses and cultured fish. The company produces and provides its own products to customers through development work, in close cooperation with the pharmaceuticals business.
In the companion animal market, its focus business segment, DS Pharma Animal Health sells various therapeutics, including VICTAS®, an antibacterial preparation, APINAC®, a treatment for chronic canine heart failure, PRONAMID®, a canine gastroprokinetic agent for the improvement of gastrointestinal motility, and STEROP®, the first anti-inflammatory steroid eye-drop approved for veterinary use in Japan. In addition to its veterinary medicines, the company provides a broad range of other products, including Prescription Diet®, a line of canine and feline therapeutic nutritional formulas, and Science Diet®, a pet food formulated for health maintenance, from Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
In the livestock business, DS Pharma Animal Health sells URSO®, a medicine for cattle and swine, and EQVALAN®, a medicine for horses. In the fisheries business, the company sells vaccines, anesthetics and synthetic antibacterial drugs for fish and crustaceans, contributing to food security and safety. In addition to medicines, the company also deals in feed additives and mixed feed for maintaining the health of fish and improving productivity.
At DS Pharma Animal Health, several products for companion animals and livestock are currently under development, including medicines discovered by DSP.
DSP subsidiary DS Pharma Biomedical Co., Ltd. conducts the diagnostics and research materials business. In the diagnostics business, to help ensure accurate and timely treatment, the company develops and supplies point-of-care testing (POCT) products such as diagnostics for infectious diseases such as influenza and Streptococcus, and for acute myocardial infarctions.
It also develops and supplies in-vitro diagnostics for bone and calcium metabolism and central nervous system disorders.
In addition, DS Pharma Biomedical develops and supplies research materials that facilitate research related to medical care. It is focusing on creating new value by providing cells and culture media that can be applied in regenerative therapy using ES cells and iPS cells.
The company aims to contribute to drug discovery research through companion diagnostic biomarker developments and a new early-stage drug discovery assay system that applies cell culture techniques.