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History

We are a leading company of IV solutions in Japan. Our history is the very history of the development of Japanese IV products. We are committed to being the best partner of patients and healthcare professionals in the field of clinical nutrition.

Note: All products in this table below are sold by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory and other Otsuka Group companies. Generally, product names are those currently used. Product photos are generally those at the time of launch.

2000
Physio 140 Injection launched - an electrolyte solution (a 1% glucose and acetated Ringer's solution)
2001 Toyama Factory established
Intralipos Injection 10%/20% launched - an intravenous fat emulsion
OS-1 launched—Japan’s first oral rehydration ion beverage based on the approach to oral rehydration therapy proposed by the WHO
2002 EN Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. established
MIXID L/H Injection launched—a TPN formulation with fat that contains amino acids, glucose, and electrolytes
2003 Otsuka OPV established (currently Otsuka Pharmaceutical Vietnam Joint Stock Company)
OS-1 Jelly launched—an oral rehydration ion beverage suitable for persons with difficulty chewing or swallowing
GFO launched - a powdered drink mix containing glutamine, fiber, and oligosaccharides
J.O. Pharma Co., Ltd. established
2004
NEOPAREN No. 1/No. 2 Injection launched—a formulation containing glucose, electrolytes, amino acids, and multiple vitamins for TPN
OTSUKA NORMAL SALINE 2-PORT and OTSUKA GLUCOSE INJECTION 5% 2-PORT launched— a diluent with transfer needle
Ichiro Otsuka appointed President
Oral rehydration solution OS-1 approved as food for persons with medical conditions (individually evaluated type); categorized as food for special dietary use by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
2005
Renewal design of plastic infusion bag which considers clarity and distinguishability to prevent a medication mix-up
2006
ENGELEAD Apple Jelly launched—a food for persons with difficulty swallowing, suitable for managing normal oral intake
BFLUID Injection launched—a carbohydrate, electrolyte, and amino acid solution with vitamin B1
Heparin Na Lock 10 and 100 units/mL SYRINGE OTSUKA launched—an anticoagulant prefilled syringe product
NORMAL SALINE SYRINGE OTSUKA launched—an anticoagulant prefilled syringe product
Oral rehydration solution OS-1 Jelly approved as food for persons with medical conditions (individually evaluated type); categorized as food for special dietary use by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
2007
HINE Bag launched—a concentrated liquid diet that takes into account nutritional management for persons with low energy needs
Suzhou Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. established
HINE Jelly launched—a concentrated liquid diet given jelly form with agar