About OtsukaTimeline of Otsuka's History
- PhPharmaceutical business
- NCNutraceutical business
Mikelan ophthalmic solution launched
Beta-blocker ophthalmic solution
Saga Research Institute (now Saga Nutraceuticals Research Institute) established
Established as a research center for Otsuka's nutraceutical business
Maryland Research Laboratories
(now Otsuka Maryland Medicinal Laboratories, Inc.) established in the U.S.
Maryland Research Laboratories was established as the R&D base in the U.S.
Saga Factory opened
The Saga Factory began as a POCARI SWEAT production plant and started producing pharmaceuticals from 1990.
U.S.-based Ridge Vineyards joined the Otsuka group
South Korea-based Dong-A Foods (now Dong-A Otsuka Co., Ltd.) stake acquired
The Dong-A-Foods acquisition was the first among several affiliated nutraceuticals companies that have been established in Asia by Otsuka.
Employee Awa dance group Otsuka Ren formed
Human Resource Development Institute established in Tokushima
Otsuka Pakistan Ltd. established
Aminoleban EN launched
An oral nutrient for liver failure patients
An antiplatelet agent
A natural interferon alpha formulation
Tokushima Wajiki Factory completed
The Tokushima Wajiki Factory began as a Calorie Mate Block production site and currently also produces pharmaceuticals.
Takasaki Factory completed
The Takasaki Factory began as a POCARI SWEAT and FIBE-MINI production site.
Otsuka America, Inc. (OAI), and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI) established
US-based Pharmavite Corporation (now Pharmavite LLC) joined group
The outdoor concert "EXCITING SUMMER IN WAJIKI" first held
Sponsored in conjunction with local communities, the EXCITING SUMMER IN WAJIKI is held every summer on the outdoor stage at Otsuka Pharmaceutical's Tokushima Wajiki Factory.
Otsuka's Pharmaceutical's first Women's Forum held
The forum was held to promote the professional development and career advancement of female employees.
Anti-gastritis and anti-gastric ulcer agent
US-based Crystal Geyser Water Company joined group
Marketing alliance with Nestlé
Otsu Research Laboratories (now Otsu SkinCare Research Institute) established
The laboratories was established with a focus on sustenance for the skin and as R&D base for the Cosmedics* business.
- Cosmedics: cosmetics + medicine
Ako Research Institute established in Hyogo, Japan
Acuatim cream launched
First topical quinolone antibacterial agent
Nature Made launched in Japan
Nature Made is imported to Japan from the U.S.