Business outline | Company Profile - ARKRAY


Business outline | Company Profile

ARKRAY, Inc. (formerly Kyoto Daiichi Kagaku Co., Ltd.) was established in 1960, nearly half a century ago. Since then we have been engaged in the development, manufacturing, sales and maintenance of clinical test devices and reagents in Japan and throughout the world. ARKRAY, Inc. has been focused primarily on diabetes-related clinical test products and is now one of the leading companies in the field of clinical test devices and reagents.

Shortly before the year 2000, we started the search for an additional project that would contribute to health science. Around the same time, we were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to meet with healthcare professionals including doctors and dietitians as well as diabetic patients through the development and marketing of our clinical test devices and reagents. In talking with them, we saw the need for products that are effective in assisting the care of diabetic patients. This inspired us to take up development of products to meet their needs. As a result, we began development of health foods to lighten up meal times for people on restricted diets and to inhibit blood glucose spiking after meals.

In addition to the development of health foods including FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use), we worked with university laboratories and government institutions to investigate new dietary supplements with health benefits. We applied our experience with human trials to the FOSHU designation to the safety and efficacy evaluation of our health foods.

Eventually, we succeeded in launching functional dietary supplements backed by reliable evidence. We place one of our top priorities on providing the safety and efficacy of the ARKRAY functional dietary supplements through the use of human trials.

Please contact the Karada Lab, Inc. for more information about our functional dietary supplements.