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"Development of Functional Food Ingredients in the Field of Assisted Reproductive Medicine" was held
Digital X Medical Open Innovation
October 8, 2021
BrainEnergy welcomed Daicel Corporation and Menicon Co., Ltd. who are developing advanced initiatives in the field of functional ingredients and health foods to a three-company dialogue on the creation of business models in the functional ingredients and health foods field.

[Background and content of the dialogue]
Against the backdrop of the recent rise in health consciousness, the market for nutritious foods and drinks is expanding, and sales of functional food materials are increasing. The market is expected to continue to grow, not only because of the growing interest in health and longevity among the elderly, who are the main users of health foods, but also because of the growing awareness of body building, health, beauty, and anti-aging among the younger population.

Daicel is promoting the manufacture and sale of food raw materials related to anti-aging, anti-fatigue, beautiful skin, anti-allergy, and bone health. In particular, the company is developing its own brands with women and aging as keywords.

The global market for anti-aging products is experiencing increasing demand due to people's growing awareness of their appearance and other issues, and manufacturers are accelerating research and development to introduce new products and technologies. Safe and efficient products that can show quick results for consumption are in demand, and synergies are expected in a wide range of areas such as personal health care, fitness, and beauty.

Menicon has been developing health supplements and other products, especially in the field of assisted reproductive medicine, and is also strengthening sales of examination equipment, nutritional supplements, and other products in the veterinary business. In the global veterinary business, demand is expected to grow due to the increase in chronic diseases of pets and livestock, and the efforts of countries to improve veterinary care.
This year, there was a lively discussion not only about nutritional supplements, but also about the possibility of early detection of pet diseases.

[Summary of the Online Dialogue]
▪Participant: Daicel Corporation
       Menicon Co., Ltd.
       BrainEnergy Corporation
▪Topics:Development of functional food ingredients in the field of assisted reproductive medicine

[Summary of Participants]
▪Daicel Corporation
With celluloid manufacturing as its starting point, the company is developing its business in cellulose chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, and polymer chemistry. We market our products globally in the fields of mobility, electronics, medical, healthcare, and environment/energy.

▪Menicon Co., Ltd.
The company was the first in Japan to develop corneal contact lenses. The company is engaged in the entire process of research and development, manufacturing, and sales of contact lenses and lens care products in-house. Based on the technology cultivated in contact lens development, etc., the company is developing new businesses in the environment, biotechnology, life sciences, and veterinary medicine.

▪BrainEnergy Corporation
BrainEnergy has a proven track record of analyzing vast amounts of central nervous system data with medical institutions and research facilities in Japan and overseas, and is working to develop technologies to support brain activity and body function, and to construct spaces using biophilic design and digital medical technology.