Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., is one of the largest dairy product companies in Japan. Morinaga Milk excels in innovative technology and offers various dairy products and other beneficial functional ingredients to customers around the world. Morinaga Milk started research on bifidobacteria in the 1960s, inspired by the fact that bifidobacteria are the predominant bacteria residing in the intestines of breast-fed infants. In 1969, Morinaga Milk isolated its flagship strain Bifidobacterium longum BB536 from a healthy breast-fed infant. Since then, Morinaga Milk has been conducting original research to contribute to healthy, fruitful lives for all people.