Create infinite value
Phytochem Products Inc., a startup venture based on Tohoku University research, realize a recycling future society.
- September 14, 2019
- Pitch event as a finalist
- September 9, 2019
- 100 million Yen raised.
- February 28, 2019
- BIP Meets Business presentation.
- February 26, 2019
- NEDO Pitch presentation.
- November 23, 2018
- Article in Nikkei Shimbun.
- October 19, 2018
- Selected as “business and job creation in tsunami and nuclear disaster affected areas.”
- July 17, 2018
- Selected as a recipient of the 2018 assistance for “business and job creation.”
- June 14, 2018
- Phytochem Products Inc. established.
Biomass resources such as plants contain various highly functional materials that help people's lives and promote health. The current technology for extracting these materials has limitations: requiring large volumes of solvent (such as methanol); being inefficient; and being difficult to scale. This is reflected in the high price of natural biomass derived materials, and fossil fuel derived materials have become an inexpensive substitute.
We now provide a safer, natural and environmentally sustainable alternative. We developed a new technology to efficiently extract highly functional materials from biomass that would become waste. Our technology goal is to provide an environmentally sustainable solution that is scalable for mass production. Our business goal is to contribute to the new regional economy through collaboration between agriculture and industry.
|Company Name||Phytochem Prooducts Inc.|
Tohoku University Cooperative Business Incubator T-Biz 103
6-6-40 Aza-Aoba Aramaki Aoba-ku Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
|Established||June 14, 2018|
|Business||Manufacture and sale of plant-derived functional food ingredients, cosmetic raw materials, and pharmaceutical ingredients.
Manufacture and sale of various fatty acid esters.
Design, manufacture and sale of the above manufacturing equipment.
|Directors||CEO: Makiko Kato
CTO: Naomi Kitakawa (Professor at Tohoku University)
CPO: Tomokatsu Oyanagi
CFO: Yoshitomo Hata
The Ion Exchange Resin Method
Flow type reaction separation system from Tohoku University
Ion exchange resins have been used as a separation medium in water.
Our ion exchange resin method is a revolutionary flow-type reaction separation technology that was the first to apply ion exchange resins as a catalyst in bio-mass derived oil separation. We use a solid catalyst, so various materials can be extracted from bio-mass derived oil, simply by exchanging the catalyst columns. We start with agricultural bio-mass waste products as the raw materials, process it through our ion exchange resin technology, to create commercial products that we consume in our daily lives, such as foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and fuels.
▼ Vitamin E
・Kome toko rich®（rice tocotrienol oil）
Feature: Safe and secure because of use of plant-derived solvent (ethanol)
Function: high antioxidant capacity, maintains youth of cells and brain, helps hair growth
Utilization: Safe for consumption, such as base material for soft capsules
|product name||Vitamin E content||Properties||capacity|
|Kome Tokorich® 3R||Total tocotrienol > 1%|
Total tocopherols > 3%
|Liquid (oil)||1kg, 5kg, 10kg|
|Kome Tokorich® 30R||Total tocotrienol > 10%|
Total tocopherols > 30%
・ High purity Tocotrienol products
・ High purity Tocopherol products
Feature: High purity products derived from rice
Use: For research and development
Please contact us for purity, price etc.
▼ Manufacture on Assignment of fatty acid ester
Fatty acid can also be used as raw material
Methyl and ethyl ester are manufacturable
Please contact us for details.
6-6-40 Aza-Aoba Aramaki Aoba-ku Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture 980-0845
Tohoku University Cooperative Business Incubator T-Biz Room 103
Public transportation from Sendai Station
Take the Tozai Subway Line heading toward “Yagiyama Animal Park” Get off at “Aobayama” Station (approx. a 9 minute ride)
Take "South 1 exit" (Approx. a 2 minute walk to our office)
※There is no bus service available from Sendai Station
Taxi from Sendai Station
The destination is "Tohoku University Research Center for Future Science and Technology". (Approx. 15 minute drive)