Focusing on maternal immunity mechanism, after more than 20 years of continuous research IRIG has successfully developed many specific IgY against different pathogens in human and animals. As a result, IRIG is the owner of important patents on production and application of IgY.
Besides, our institute has published many scientific papers about IgY in various international journals.
Since its establishment in 1989, IRIG has undertaken many joint research projects with universities and research institutes in Japan and oversea countries.
Today we are focusing our activity on practical application of IgY. Our slogan is “IgY for a better life”.
1983 Establishment of Gifu laboratory.
The aim was to develop new probiotics and vaccines for animals.
1985 Renamed into Gifu Laboratory of GHEN Corporation.
1986 Started basic research on IgY.
1989 Renamed into Immunology Research Institute in Gifu (IRIG).
Put more effort on basic study of IgY and development of pharmaceutical products based on IgY.
1995 Renamed into Immunology Research in GHEN (IRIG).
From this year the main focus was to study on application of IgY in feeds and foods.
2011 EW Nutrition Japan (EWNJ) was founded from Antibody Company of GHEN.
IRIG was placed under management of EWNJ.
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