September 28, 2011
SAPPORO, JapanAmino Up Chemical Co. Ltd opened a new expanded production facility that will double its production capacity of AHCC (active hexose correlated compound).
We are very excited about the expansion of Amino Ups production facility," said Steve Yamada, president of Maypro Industries LLC, Purchase, NY, which has a partnership with Amino Up. Having introduced AHCC in North America more than 10 years ago, we are delighted to see Amino Up achieve dramatic growth and look forward to helping them build on this success."
While continuing to allow us to provide the highest quality products and service to our customers, we are also pleased that this expansion will create more job opportunities for the people in the city of Sapporo and nearby areas," said Ken-ichi Kosuna, chairman of Amino Up Chemical Co., Ltd
The construction of the new facilities incorporates a number of environmental enhancements as well as the use of locally sourced materials to improve overall sustainability. The new building that houses the plant is one of only three in Sapporo to have gained the highest SSS" rating on the Comprehensive Assessment System for Environmental Building Efficiency.
Earlier this year, Maypo and Amino Up announced the Japanese tsunami did not affect its construction of the new facility.
AHCC is derived from the mycelia (roots) of hybridized Lentinula edodes shiitake mushrooms and is rich in acetylated alpha-glucans a type of carbohydrate shown to modulate the immune system. AHCC has been studied in patients with various forms of cancer and both viral and non-viral hepatitis. Human studies have also demonstrated the benefits for elderly people and healthy adults.
Amino Up Chemical develops and commercializes novel natural bioactive compounds and supports clinical and basic research on its products, both in-house and at universities and clinics around the world. In addition to AHCC, Amino Ups products include Oligonol (the worlds first commercially produced low-molecular weight polyphenol from lychee fruit), GCP (a genistein-rich highly bioavailable soy-based compound) and Japanese perilla extract.
Headquartered in Purchase, NY, and with regional hubs in Tokyo and Shanghai, Maypro provides global sourcing, trusted service, reliable quality and competitive pricing to its customers worldwide.
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