December 19, 2014
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Saga Nutraceuticals Research Institute
Strengthens Focus on Sports Nutrition
Completion of New Artificial Environment Control Room
- A new artificial environment control room has been inaugurated at Saga Nutraceuticals Research Institute, the Otsuka Pharmaceutical research facility for nutraceutical businesses. In addition to controlling temperature and humidity, the room can also be used to re-create a hypoxic environment.
- The largest facility of its kind in Japan*, the room allows researchers to re-create high temperature/high humidity and low temperature/low humidity environments that may be found in hypoxic environments up to a maximum altitude of 5,000 meters. The room will enable further research into sports nutrition, such as the effects of fluid and nutritional intake in environments similar to altitude training.
- Saga Nutraceuticals Research Institute, established in 1984 as Japan's first private research institute for clinical exercise and nutrition, is marking its 30th anniversary this year. Until that time, nutritional products were developed based on research grounded in health enhancement and maintenance. The Saga Nutraceuticals Research Institute promotes the development of new ideas and products based on research into fluid and nutritional intake for enhancing and maintaining health in sports and other fields.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Taro Iwamoto) has inaugurated an artificial environment control room at Saga Nutraceuticals Research Institute, a research facility dedicated to the company's nutraceuticals-related business. In addition to control of temperature and humidity, the state-of-the-art facility permits creation of a hypoxic environment. Expanding the research possibilities in an environment which until now has proved difficult to re-create. This allows research in rehydration and nutrition that adapts to change in future athletic and social environments. The new facility will be instrumental in supporting the development of new ideas and products contributing to enhancement and maintenance of health.
- * The largest research facility in Japan with the capacity to control for low temperature/low humidity and high temperature/high humidity in a hypoxic, windless environment (according to Fuji Medical Science materials)
Information in this news release was current as of the original release date.