Science & Research

Our Research and Development

Nippi has had an analysis room since its establishment. However, with a subsidy for research on leather tanning for military purposes, a research building was constructed in 1921, becoming independent as the Nippi Research Lab. Subsequently, with the approval of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Japan Institute of Leather Research was established in 1938 to conduct research on leather manufacturing, analyze leather products, and study gelatin. Nippi has met customer demand by leveraging the results of years of research to develop new collagen peptides.

About 50 years have passed since Nippi introduced collagen peptide to the market. Today, collagen peptide is a highly popular ingredient among health foods, with consumers increasingly focusing on its efficacy, safety, and quality. Nippi has succeeded in researching its effects on humans, exploring various applications, and developing products with minimal taste or odor. It has commercialized the Collagenomics™ series, which contains active peptides as functional factors. Nippi will continue to create high-quality and unique products that meet customer demand.

Nippi Research Institute of Biomatrix

Nippi institute bio matrix building.

The research focus of the Nippi Research Institute of Biomatrix is the extracellular matrix present in all living organisms. Specifically, Nippi conducts research in biochemistry, cell biology, and bioengineering on the extracellular matrix, with a focus on collagen. This research is conducted under a project system, allowing for flexible responses to the rapid developments in this field. While basic research projects on four to five matrix-related themes are consistently in progress, applied research projects that connect research outcomes to products are organized as needed. Nippi is committed to exploring the potential of new biomatrixes and bringing them to practical application by organically linking basic and applied research.