About the Institute
Overview of the Research Institute
The ALA Research Institute for Fermentative Microbes conducts research and development on SFP (Soybean milk-fermented product), the main component constituting the health food “Seigen,” a product sold by our affiliate, CMC Co., Ltd. We are also a research institute that conducts research and product development for various functional ingredients based on fermentation technology.
In 1995, research was commissioned to the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in order to scientifically prove the delighted comments we were receiving about the product. The institute was established independently thereafter as a means of further expanding on this research.
Since then, we have been conducting research, including animal experiments and clinical trials, on a daily basis in order to establish data based on scientific grounds.
- Company Name
- ALA Research Institute for Fermentative Microbes (formerly Central Institute for Health Science, A.L.A. Corporation, renamed in 2019)
- 2-4-6 Misono, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 175-0091, JAPAN
- Research Subject
- Research and Development of SFP (Soybean-milk fermented product)
Research Policy and System
In addition to research and development of functional ingredients using our collection of 2000 bacterial strains, we also conduct clinical trials, product safety tests and quality management for SFP (Soybean milk-fermented product), which forms the basis of the health food “Seigen.”
The results of our long years of research have been compiled not only in research papers and conference presentations, but also in patents acquired for our original manufacturing technologies.
|Functional compositions||South Korea||0367553|
(UK, France, Germany)
|Compositions for the prevention of diabetic complications||Japan||4328058|
|Compositions for the improvement of inflammatory diseases||Japan||4377117|
|Compositions for the stimulation of the immune system||Japan||4712289|
|Anti-tumor agents and their manufacturing methods||Japan||6302239|
Journal Publications and Conference Presentations
In addition to publications in academic journals including the Chonai Saikingaku Zasshi (Journal of Intestinal Microbiology) and eCAM (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine), we have also presented at conferences for the Japanese Society for Bacteriology, Japanese Cancer Association, and the Japan Bifidus Foundation (JBF)/ Intestinal Microbiology, and have been actively publishing research towards the practical use of SFP (Soybean milk-fermented product) in integrative medicine.