Support for maintaining the immune system

We will contribute to the "maintenance of people's health" by providing customers with products that support the maintenance of the immune system of healthy people.


Research and Development at Kirin

The Discovery of the World’s First Lactic Acid Bacteria That Activates pDCs (Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells), the Immune System’s Control Tower

Plasma from the Lactococcus lactis, Lactic Acid Bacteria

  • This is the only published lactic acid bacteria to have been confirmed to directly activate plasmacytoid dendritic cells, one of the immune system’s control towers, in humans.
    (as of November 15, 2019, according to a study by Kirin Holdings)

The Discovery of a Lactic Acid Bacteria That Can Regulate Immune System Balance and Reduce Eye Fatigue and Allergy Symptoms

First in Japan to receive approval as a food with functional claims for immunity

iMUSE is the culmination of 35 years of our immunological research. Based on our belief in the inherent power of the human immune function, we are working to create a healthy, positive daily life for people around the world.


Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma Stars in New Products

An aging population and increased interest in wellness are driving demand for health-supporting foods that fit people's lifestyles. In response, we have formed a group-wide joint research team to leverage our experience and expertise in biotechnology and fermentation. Based on its scientific studies, this joint R&D team applies its findings to the development of food products for healthy living.

Supporting the Next Generation at Kirin and Contributing to the Future of People and the Earth in the Immunology Domain ~"Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma"~

“Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma,” discovered in 2010 by the Kirin Group, provided the basis for Japan's first registered Foods with Function Claims (FFC) products related to the immune system. In October 2021, the Kirin Group releases two FFCs that use "Lactococcus lactis strain Plasma": Kirin Gogo-no-Kocha Milk Tea Plus and Kirin Namacha Lifeplus Immune Assist.