Innovation in Action

Learn how our knowledge, technologies and applied research continue to create innovative new products.

Dr. Kikunae Ikeda Discoverer Of the Umami Taste

The story of umami spans more than a century

Kokumi Innovation

Kokumi delivers background richness, roundness and complexity

Putting life’s essential proteins to work to deliver sustainable global food solutions

Advanced technology combinations for enhancing deliciousness

How technology transformed one of Japan’s favorite winter dishes

A breakthrough lysine formulation for better cow nutrition

A microfilm insulation for electronic devices

A liquid-phase synthesis technology

Leveraging amino acids to deliver non-invasive, early cancer detection

Our initiative for Open Innovation promotes global collaboration through productive partnerships and innovative technology.