TS Central Research
Labs was initially founded as a technical research center
in 1985 and reorganized in the present form a year later to
carry out more advanced research on emerging technologies,
such as, biotechnology and food science, and to bridge the
gap between research and development and creation of new business.
Since 1990, the research has been focused on the biomedical
area mainly to develop biologics using mammalian cell culture
and microbial fermentation technologies. Two biological products,
erythropoietin and streptokinase, have been successfully developed
and commercially produced at the end of 2003.
In the field of food science, TS has been developing a number
of nutraceuticals and premium foods to enhance control of
aging and prevention of adult diseases. Xylooligosaccharide
is one of the high functional food ingredients developed in
the Central Research Labs. It has also developed biodegradable
polymers and organic waste disposal processes as part of the
environment-energy research program.
Labs intended to become a world-class research organization
in the area of biotechnology that is one of the leading industrial
technologies in the 21st century during the next decade. Central
Research Labs will take the lead in making the vision ◎Dream
2010◎ come true by successfully developing new hybrid biotechnology
products that combine human genomic with converging technologies,
such as, nano-technology, semi-conductor technology, information
technology, etc.. The Central Labs will always try to be the
center of the technology-axis for the bright future of TS
families in coming future.