Global alliance business
Contributing to the international community through our original Global Business model
Nitto Pharma finds and introduces unique and useful overseas products to consumers adding a fresh dimension to the market. In return for the overseas products, we provide people in the world with a range of original Probiotics and its metabolites (Postbiotics) contained products. Our business field expands to the U.S., Europe and Asian countries.
As a part of Global alliance business, we make proactive efforts to foster understanding of Japanese market and Japanese custom itself. The partnership with domestic distribution companies is essential to for selling products. We firmly assist the distribution company to prepare for retailing products mediating between overseas counterparts. The original business model plays a role in international contributions through the activities of import-export business and providing advice on sales promotions.
Major licensed products
Fernblock®（Food/ Cosmetic ingredient）
Nitto concluded exclusive license and distribution agreement with Cantabria Labs in September 2017. Fernblock® is unique herbal extract made from Polypodium leucotomos (PL), produced by special techniques developed by Cantabria Labs. Fernblock® has strong anti-oxidant activity, which is confirmed by collaboration researches with universities and research institutes. Fernblock® is distributed through over 50 countries/area in the world. It is used not only for supplement but also for sunscreen products as a photoprotective ingredient.
(Fernblock® is a trademark of Cantabria Labs.)
HELiOWHITE Seller: Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Supplements)
HELiOWHITE is developed by co-development activities among Cantabria Labs, Rohto, and Nitto. It contains Fernblock®, adlay extract, vitamin B2 and B6.
Derbe body care products (category: cosmetics)
The Derbe range of body care products was born in Florence, Italy, in the tradition of herb formulary of the Renaissance. We develop unique products based on feedback received straight from consumers through directly-operated store. We offer the traditional Florentine scents to the Japanese market.
Derbe Store in Kyoto
The first directly-operated store was opened in Kyoto’s Gion area in 2009, we subsequently relocated the store to a central location in the city, Shijo Karasuma area in 2016. Based on the style of a Florentine townscape, the store’s interior features classical designs of green, orange, and white. The refined aroma of Derbe products floating in the air brings customers to a pleasant shopping experience in more spacious surroundings.
Dr. Nail DEEP SERUM (distributor: Kowa Company, Ltd.; category: cosmetics)
We acquired exclusive distribution rights for Japan from Polichem SA located in Switzerland in 2013. It is a functional nail lacquer containing protective ingredients that penetrate damaged nails such as thin, brittle, and splitting nails. DEEP SERUM makes people having damaged nails to be able to enjoy decorations. As product lineups, we launched Dr.Nail DEEP SERUM for FOOT in 2017, and Dr.Nail DEEP SERUM ROSE in 2018.
IBIKIST (distributor: Ikeda Mohando Ltd.; category: food with nutrient function claims(Vitamin E))
We acquired exclusive distribution rights for Japan from Pharmacure Health Care International AB located in Sweden in 2014. IBIKIST is ideal for day-to-day use, as well as business and leisure travel. Mint-flavored IBIKIST ensures everyone gets a more pleasant night’s sleep.
Crystal Veil (category: miscellaneous goods)
Crystal Veil is a “nuru-mask” (invisible mask) developed in the U.S. by a man who wanted to relieve his daughter’s hay fever. Simply apply one drop of gel around the nostril to release cation that reduce the volume of pollen and viruses entering the nostril. We acquired the exclusive distribution rights for Japan from Trutek Corp. of the USA in 2008.
|Cantabria Labs||Madrid, Spain||February 2019||HELiOWHITE (60 tabs) was launched by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.|
|March 2018||HELiOWHITE (24 tabs) was launched by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.|
|September 2017||Concluded an agreement for trademark and technology license and supply of Fernblock® from Cantabria Labs.|
|Pharmacure Health Care International AB (licensing-in)||Gothenburg, Sweden||September 2015||Launched by IkedaMohando under the name IBIKIST.|
|December 2014||Acquired exclusive Japanese distribution rights from Pharmacure Health Care International AB for Nozovent Anti-Snoring Spray.|
|Polichem, an Almirall Company (licensing-in)||Lugano, Switzerland||March 2018||Dr.Nail DEEP SERUM ROSE was launched by KOWA Company, Ltd.|
|April 2017||Dr.Nail DEEP SERUM for FOOT was launched by KOWA Company, Ltd.|
|November 2013||Dr.Nail DEEP SERUM was launched by KOWA Company, Ltd.|
|June 2013||Acquired exclusive Japanese distribution rights from Polichem for a nail lacquer containing horsetail extract and MSM.|
|Hyundai Pharm (licensing-out)||Seoul, South Korea||July 2011||Launched by Hyundai Pharm under the name Natto Balance.|
|October 2010||Entered into exclusive distributorship agreement with Hyundai Pharm for distribution of enteric-coated tablets for enteric disorders.|
|Trutek Corp. (licensing-in)||New Jersey, USA||September 2012||Launched by Eisai under the name Crystal Veil α.|
|September 2011||Acquired Exclusive Japanese distribution rights from Trutek for Multi Acting Particle Block Gel.|
|November 2010||Launched by Eisai under the name Crystal Veil Cool.|
|October 2009||Launched by Eisai under the name Crystal Veil.|
|July 2008||Acquired Exclusive Japanese distribution rights from Trutek Corp. for NasalGuard Allergen Block Gel and Aller-Aid Allergen Block Gel.|
|Derbe S.r.l. (licensing-in)||Florence, Italy||September 2009||World’s first directly-operated Derbe store opened in Gion, Kyoto.|
|April 2001||Importing from Derbe S.r.l. of the Derbe body care products.|