Pursuing food and life science businesses  
that lead to healthy, comfortable lifestyles

The Life Industry Division is expanding two of its business areas: the food business, which handles agricultural and marine products, and the life science business, which mainly deals in materials for pharmaceuticals and consumer goods, such as insect repellents and insecticides, detergents, and deodorants.

Our life science business offers total solutions ranging from the manufacturing of raw materials for pharmaceutical products and intermediates overseas, procurement of raw materials for pharmaceutical products and equipment and materials for regenerative medicine, custom synthesis, and pharmaceutical logistics services, to material procurement, planning and development, and contract manufacturing for household goods.

In the food business, we not only import and sell safe and reliable agricultural and marine products from around the world, but also grow blueberries, cultivate wakame seaweed, and process marine products in Japan, and engage in agricultural and marine product processing in Vietnam. Our business covers a wide area from upstream to downstream.

In addition, we are striving to conduct trilateral business, such as marketing Japanese food products like shrimp tempura, nori seaweed, wasabi, and frozen sushi to overseas markets, along with marketing frozen fruits and vegetables grown in North and South America to the Asian market.

Daisuke FuruoyaGeneral Manager,
Life Industry Div.

Products & Services

Life Science Osaka Sales Department

Life Science Tokyo Sales Department

We support global material procurement for everything from consumer goods to pharmaceuticals used in various scenes in the life sciences field. We also provide total solutions for building supply chains for various types of products. 

Pharmaceutical, regenerative medicine, chemical industries
  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates
  • Materials and equipment for regenerative medicine
  • Special reagents for chemical synthesis
  • Catalysts
  • Other fine chemical materials
Consumer goods industry
  • Substances for insect repellents and insecticides
  • Attractants, solvents
  • Adhesives
  • Other fine chemical materials
  • Materials for daily goods
  • Cosmetic substances
Food Department

From farm to table, we provide safe and reliable agricultural and marine products to the world. We also generate new business in a wide range of fields and regions, from upstream to downstream, such as growing blueberries in Hokkaido, and processing agricultural and marine products in Japan and Vietnam. 

Agricultural products
Frozen fruits:
  • Blueberries
  • Mangos
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries, etc.
Frozen vegetables:
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Kabocha squash
  • Burdock root, etc.
Dried vegetables:
  • Perilla,
  • Nozawana,
  • Coriander, etc.
Marine products
  • Shrimp
  • Crab
  • Shellfish
  • Squid
  • Yellowtail
  • Eel
  • Tuna
  • Whitebait
  • Wakame seaweed
  • Frozen sushi, etc.
Environment related
  • Microbial preparations for drainage facility sludge reduction
  • Food residue treatment equipment, etc.


  • Delivering high-quality materials and ingredients by Pharmasynthese Brand

    Pharmasynthese S.A.S. (France), a 100% subsidiary of Inabata, manufactures pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates, materials for cosmetics, and chemicals for electronic materials. Its products - distributed through Inabata France S.A.S. and Inabata Group network - are sold in places like Europe, Japan, and South Korea. Inspection of raw materials, manufacturing, and shipping are all conducted based on high-level Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) management, which is an international quality control standard.

  • Blueberry farming (Hokkaido)
    Wakame seaweed cultivation and processing (Awaji Island)

    One of our priority activities in the food sector is the "Initiatives in the upstream area."
    In Hokkaido's Yoichi Town, a blueberry cultivation business using large-scale Canadian cultivation techniques such as mechanical harvesting is conducted on a farm of about 200,000 square meters, one of the largest in Japan. On Awaji Island, we collaborate with local fishing cooperatives and processors to conduct businesses ranging from seaweed seedling and cultivating to processing.

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