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Research and Development System

Each division of R&D will work together as one with the business groups and divisions to strengthen the vertical threads of our system of product development so that it captures market needs accurately. As the group in charge of strengthening company-wide R&D that crosses organizational boundaries, the Research and Development Group is responsible for integration of intellectual property and management of corporate research, and is working to strengthen the horizontal threads that will contribute to R&D overall.

We will work to create the best products through the fusion of knowledge and technologies based on this strong organization, woven together by these vertical and horizontal threads.

Outline of Laboratories

Functional Chemicals R&D Laboratories

As the research and development department of the Functional Chemicals Group, the Functional Chemicals R&D Laboratories are involved in a variety of research and development areas, including resins, colorants, films, catalysts and new materials that derive from these.

Pharmaceuticals Research Laboratories

The Pharmaceuticals Research Laboratories specialize in research and development of anti-cancer drugs as well as in peripheral areas, such as polymeric micelle anti-cancer drugs using nanotechnology, biosimilar and development of generic anti-cancer drugs.

Ethical Consideration on Laboratory Animal Experiments

Ethical Consideration on Laboratory Animal Experiments

Nippon Kayaku has considered dignity of life of experimental animals and has been committed to conduct qualified animal experiments reflecting basic animal welfare principles known as 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement).

We have made in-house regulations of laboratory animal care and use implemented in relation to the Japanese law "Act on Welfare and Management of Animals" and the guidelines from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Japan, etc. Based on the in-house regulations, we have organized an animal experiment committee and entrusted to review all of animal experiment plans from standpoints of scientific reasonability and ethical investigation. The committee also ensures self-inspection and evaluation of implementation system in the facility.

As results, Nippon Kayaku obtained accreditation of the experimental animal facility from the Japan Health Science Foundation by site inspection in 2012.

Safety Systems Development Laboratories

The Safety Systems Development Laboratories develop automotive safety devices such as airbag inflators that instantly inflate airbags and micro gas generators that create force to retract seatbelts automatically.

Agrochemicals Laboratories

In order to contribute to an abundant and safe food supply we can rely on, the Agrochemicals Laboratories conduct R&D on environmentally friendly agrochemicals, new agrochemical agents and biological pesticides.

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