Unique Oxidative Stress Markers 

The Japan Institute for the Control of Aging (JaICA) has conducted research into control of aging since its foundation with the goal of contributing health promotion. As a result, the Institute succeeded in developing a DNA oxidative damage measuring kit, thus taking the lead for this field. The Institute now sells many research products related to oxidative stress. Such products are utilized in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, food sciences, etc. The Institute also performs assay services utilizing its unique technologies. Preventive medicine and anti-aging are receiving increased attention with the advancement of aging society. 


JaICA is engaged in the kit reagent business and assay service business. In the kit reagent business, the Institute develops and manufactures research reagents used for measuring oxidative stress markers. The monoclonal antibodies and ELISA kits are used for detecting products of oxidative damage caused by reactive oxygen species and are highly appreciated by customers worldwide. In the assay service business the Institute conducts urine and blood sample testing and performs antioxidant assays on food based on the products the Institute has developed and the analysis skills it has accumulated over many years. The interest in preventive medicine, anti-aging and functional food has increased in recent years. As a result, there has been a growing number of requests from hospitals, universities, research institutes, food manufacturers and pharmaceutical industries all over the world to analyze oxidative stress markers, aging-related hormones and minerals.