Yakult Honsha European Research Center for Microbiology, ESV

Established in Ghent, Belgium in 2005 as a base for the Yakult Group’s global research and development activities.
The Research Center is collecting clinical data overseas and investigating the effects of Yakult's probiotics, as well as studying the usefulness on intestinal microbiota and the intestinal tract function.

A new base linking us to the rest of the world

 In May 2005, Yakult established the Yakult Honsha European Research Center for Microbiology, ESV (YHER) as a regional research base in Ghent, Belgium.

 YHER and Yakult Europe collaborate in tireless efforts to broaden the effectiveness of Yakult's probiotics.

>Yakult Honsha European Research Center for Microbiology
Yakult Honsha European Research Center for Microbiology, ESV (YHER)
Located in Technologiepark in Ghent, Belgium. Exterior view of bio-incubator facility
*YHER is located on the first floor of this building.

Yakult's first overseas research institute

 YHER is located in Technologiepark in Ghent, Belgium. Surrounded by a quiet residential area, it is an ideal environment for research activities.

 To accumulate scientific evidence on the effects of Yakult's probiotics in Europe, YHER and the Yakult Central Institute conduct research focused on verifying intestinal actions, such as improving the intestinal microbiota. With the accumulation of this data, we hope to establish research bases that will support our global business expansion, not only in Europe, but also in the Americas and Asia as well.

Yakult Honsha European Research Center for Microbiology, ESV

Established: May 2005
Located on the 1st floor of the bio-incubator facility at Technologiepark in Ghent, Belgium

Purpose of Establishment

  • - Establish a research base in Europe
  • - Study the intestinal microbiota of the population of Europe

Primary research area

 Studying the effects of the intake of probiotics on the intestinal microbiota and intestinal function

Observation of intestinal tissue under a microscope
Observation of intestinal tissue under a microscope
Next-generation sequencer
Next-generation sequencer