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Kyowa Hakko U.S.A., Inc.

767 Third Avenue, 19th Floor

New York, New York 10017

Tel: 212.319.5353 * Fax: 212.421.1283

Founded: 1949

Incorporated in the U.S. in 1969

Key Personnel:

Chikakuni Kotani, President

Neil Sullivan, Director of Sales -- East Coast

Tom Flannery, Director of Sales -- West Coast

Karen Todd, Marketing Director

Company Description:

Kyowa Hakko is a $3 billion, Global manufacturer of Health Ingredients for use in the Dietary Supplements, Food, Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical industries. The product portfolio includes Amino acids, and other related materials. Kyowa Hakko is guided by its corporate mission to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company operates in North America as Kyowa Hakko U.S.A., Inc., from its main offices in New York and California. Internationally, Kyowa Hakko operates in more than 80 countries through over 50 corporate facilities, subsidiaries and affiliates. Kyowa Hakko has extensive manufacturing and R & D facilities in both Japan and in the US and maintains three warehouses in New Jersey, Missouri and California.

Technology, Patents, New Products:

Kyowa Hakko 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. The company has invested more than $230 million in Research and Development. It employs a staff of over 1,400 researchers and it holds nearly 2,500 patents. The company is US FDA inspected manufacturer, and the vast majority of the products are Kosher with the "Circle K" approval.

Major Markets:

Dietary supplements, conventional foods, functional foods, cosmetic, industrial and pharmaceutical industries.

Major Products:

Over 50 amino acids and related compounds, including D- Amino Acids and branch-chain amino acids, as well as nucleic acids, bio-products and fine chemicals--L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine and L-Citruline; natural and non-animal origin L-Cysteines, including n-acetyl cysteine.

Branded Ingredients:

* Kyowa CoQ10[TM] is a non-animal CoQ10 manufactured in Japan, using a proprietary fermentation process.

* Cognizin[TM] Citicoline clinical and laboratory research indicates that Cognizin[TM] supports memory function and healthy recognition.

* Setria[TM] Glutathione is a powerful tripeptide composed of glutamic acid, cystein and glycine promoting vital detoxification.

* Resilen[TM] Hyaluronic Acid is a low-molecular weight, fermentation-based and non-animal origin ingredient for joint health used as an effective lubricant, and skin moisturizer.

* Lumistor[TM] L-Hydroxyproline is a fermentation-based, non-animal origin moisturizing amino acid for skin hair, nails and joint health.

* SoyScience[TM] is a patented soy protein/phospholipid complex for cholesterol lowering.

Global Capabilities:

Pacific Rim


Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd

(Global Headquarters)

1-6-1, Otemachi, Chioda-ku

Tokyo, Japan

Tel: 81-3-3282-0089 * Fax: 81-3-3284-1839

Kyowa Hakko Industry (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Tel: 65-733-4948 * Fax: 65-733-0819

Kyowa Hakko (HK) Co., Ltd.

Tel: 852-2895-6795 * Fax: 852-2576-6142


Kyowa Hakko Europe GmbH

Tel: 49-211-17-728-0 * Fax:49-211-17-728-41

Kyowa Italiana Farmaceutici S.R.L

Tel: 39-02-644-704-1 * Fax: 39-02-644-704-44

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