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Myung Jung Food, adding value for customers

Company-affiliated Research Institute
AGROCEUTICALS LAB, ACE LAB
It considers the value of customers’ health to be of the highest priority and develops products based on the research of fermentation technology.

High Aim

Pursuing healthy life as the best goal and value

High Tech

Securing excellent source technology
and know-how

High Touch

Service that can touch customers’ hearts

Director of the Research Institute Doctor No-dong Park
Date of Establishment October 05, 2014 Established the company-affiliated
research institute/Head Office in Haenam
Location Main : 37, Nonggongdanji-gil, Okcheon-myeon, Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do Secondary : #304, Rodem Bldg., 2, Jeobul-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
Contact Main: 061) 533-4950 Secondary: 062) 512-1612
Fax Main : 061) 532-4933 Secondary : 062) 512-1613
Researchers 2 with doctor’s degrees and 3 with master’s degrees
Research Area Development of microorganism fermentation technology and health functional food ingredients

Agroceuticals Lab

Agroceuticals Lab, a company-affiliated research institute of the Haenam Natural Farming Association Corporation, was established
in 2014 to research fermented technology systematically, develop products and manage quality.

In particular, Agroceuticals Lab was opened in Gwangju aiming for a research institute that would cover products from agricultural food
to drugs since Doctor No-dong Park was appointed in 2018. Since then, it has been developing a lot of raw materials and health food products.

Haenam Natural Farming Association Corporation is trying to create a food culture that would take care of
your healthy life and leisure through the Agroceuticals Lab.

Introduction to the background of the director of the research institution/ Doctor No-dong Park

Academic Background
1970~1977 Department of Agricultural Chemistry of College of Agriculture at Seoul National University Bachelor’s degree in agricultural chemistry
1977~1979 Department of Agricultural Chemistry at Graduate School of Seoul National University Master’s degree in agricultural chemistry
1980~1985 Department of Agricultural Chemistry at Graduate School of Seoul National University Doctor’s degree in agricultural chemistry
1986~1987 Virginia Polytech & State University Post-doctor researcher at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry
1987~1988 Case Western Reserve University Medical School Post-doctor researcher at the Department of Agricultural Chemistry
Career
1980~2015 College of Agriculture Sciences at Chonnam National University Full-time instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor
1995~1997 Bioengineering Research Institute of Chonnam National University Director of Research
2003~2008 Glucosamine saccharide material research team of the national research laboratory of Korea Science and Engineering Foundation Team Leader
2006~2008 Team Leader Dean
2007~2010 Eco-friendly Agricultural Research Team of Chonnam National University Team Leader
2007~2010 Crop Genome Function Research Team Director
2008 Innovation Promotion Group of Rural Development Administration Co-leader
2009~2010 National Agricultural Research and Development Research Group Leader Conference First President
2009~2011 Science Technology Committee for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Member
2009~2012 Agricultural Technology Commercialization Foundation of Rural Development Administration Director
2015~ Department of Applied Bioengineering at Chonnam National University Honorary Professor

Technology Development Status/ Research & Development

The Agroceuticals Lab has conducted advanced research and development and was tasked in developing health functional raw materials
from natural resources like cassia seeds, fleece flowers, oriental raisin trees, bamboo leaves and seaweeds to improve the quality of
and enhance the functionality of the fast-fermented bean paste (Natto), a Korean traditional fermented food. It is accelerating the development
of the functional food materials and improving the product quality using the support of R&D tasked by the local government and the nation,
and we are trying our best to secure research power and technical prowess that can dominate not only the competition with
imported products, but also the global market in the rapidly changing market structure.

Major R&D Activities

2008 ~2009 Technology development for the establishment of the NATTOKINASE activity standardization
2011~2012 Technology development for the mass-production of poly-γ-glutamic acid, a functional high molecule
2012~2013 Technology development for functional cosmetics using poly-γ-glutamic acid
2014 Technology development for improvement of the production yield rate of the poly-γ-glutamic acid produced by the bacillus subtilis MJ80 strain,
a new microorganism separated from fast-fermented bean paste
2014~2015 Technology development for the improvement of the production of poly-γ-glutamic acid by improving the production process
of fast-fermented bean paste and the development of Natto polypeptide products that are high in calcium
2014 ~2016 Development of new bacillus strain derived from fast-fermented bean paste and its metabolite,
a high-functional enzyme and the development of commercialization technology
2014~2017 Development of food for intestine improvement using special medicinal crops from Jeonnam (cassia seed and fleeceflower)
2017~2019 Development of certification for the functional (helpful for intestinal health and good bowel movement) raw materials
for health functional food using cassia seeds. Development of certification for functional (helpful for intestinal health and good bowel movement)
raw materials for health functional food using extracts from the oriental raisin tree and bamboo leaves
2019~2020 Development of nourishing convenient food using Natto and seaweeds from Jeonnam

Major R&D Activities

No Distinction Name of the Intellectual Property Right Patent Registration Number Note
1 Patent Composite for the improvement, treatment or prevention of constipation using extracts from the cassia seed lactobacillus as active ingredient 10-1600884 Registered
2 Composite for the improvement, treatment or prevention of constipation using cassia seeds 10-1628962 Registered
3 Lactobacillus kefiri strain improving constipation or enhancing preventive activities by fermenting cassia seeds 10-1689192 Registered
4 Lactobacillus casei strain, improving constipation or enhancing preventive activities by fermenting cassia seeds 10-1808306 Registered
5 Composite for improvement, treatment or prevention of constipation using extracts from cassia seeds as active ingredient 10-2015-0103955 Applied
6 Composite for prevention and treatment of constipation including extracts from the cassia seed lactobacillus 10-2016-0121282 Applied
7 Composite for improvement, treatment or prevention of constipation using extracts from the cassia seed lactobacillus as active ingredient and its manufacturing method PCT/KR2015011359 Applied
8 Composite for improvement, treatment or prevention of constipation using extracts from the cassia seed lactobacillus as active ingredient 201410692371.0 Registration decided (China)
9 Composite for improvement, treatment or prevention of constipation using extracts from the cassia seed lactobacillus as active ingredient and its manufacturing method 6458059 Applied (Japan)
10 Composite for improvement, treatment or prevention of constipation using extracts from the cassia seed lactobacillus as active ingredient and its manufacturing method 15/318,246 Applied (US)
11 Patent entrusted Lactobacillus casei K2 KCCM11907P International patent entrusted