Our Research : Fundamental Technologies

Oral Science

Eating, speaking, laughing—these and other functions of the mouth are crucial to our ability to live comfortably and enjoyably. Lion’s oral science research goes back more than a century. Aiming to improve consumers’ quality of life (QOL), we continue to build on this wealth of knowledge with research in such areas as non-destructive methods of treating dental caries, ways to reduce gingival inflammation based on molecular cytology, and the suppression of bacterial growth using proprietary biofilm models. In recent years, Lion has also partnered with external research institutions to elucidate the influence that conditions in the oral cavity have on the body’s overall health through joint research. By combining a wide range of technologies from in and outside the Lion Group, chiefly in the area of oral science, we strive to create new value through products ranging from those for oral care to food and pharmaceuticals.

R&D Case Study

External Presentation—Oral Science

  • Japanese Association for Oral Biology (2018)

    Technologies supporting oral care products

  • The Japanese Society of Periodontology (2018)

    Effects of sodium polyacrylate on periodontal disease biofilm in vitro

  • The 61st Autumn Meeting of the Japanese Society of Periodontology (2018)

    Effects of copper gluconate on oral malodor

  • The 61st Autumn Meeting of the Japanese Society of Periodontology (2018)

    The wound healing effect of vitamin-E on human gingival fibroblasts

  • The Japanese Society of Periodontology (2018)

    Evaluation of vitamin-E permeability using human three-dimensional culture epidermis model

  • Japanese Society for Bacteriology (2018)

    Analysis of oral microbiome formation process in infancy