Morinaga Institute of Biological Science, Inc. (MIoBS) was founded in 1973 as the biochemical laboratory of the research institute of Morinaga & Co,. Ltd., a Japanese historical confectionary manufacturer.
We became independent as Morinaga Institute of Biological Science in October of 1980.
Since then, we have been developing products centering on the fields of medicine discovery support and food safety, utilizing the advanced immunoassay technology we have refined over our long history.
Founded on our vision to “study health scientifically,” our mission is “to provide society with reliable products, services, and information that is based on scientific evidence and to contribute to people’s health, safety, and peace of mind.”
With our superior immunoassay technology, we developed insulin ELISA kits that are indispensable in the development of diabetes medicine.
These were our first products released to market.
They are used in a large number of research studies and are highly regarded internationally. Our Japanese market share has grown to around 90 %.
We are also using our advanced technology in the field of food safety to produce food allergen test kits.
The history of our food allergen test kits began when our parent company, Morinaga & Co., began selling cookies called “Amaranth Cookies” that contained no milk, egg and soy.
ELISA kits that test for milk, egg, and soy protein are used for this product, which contributed to the development of products that people with allergies can safely eat.
In the same way as our insulin ELISA kits, these food allergen test kits are major products in our company that are regularly used by not only food companies and official institutes in Japan, but also service labs, food companies and government institutes abroad today.