Research & Development

We actively invest in the advancement of preventative care with our innovative
technologies and engagement in industry education opportunities.  

The University of Tokyo

Finding the solutions of tomorrow starts with research and development today.

In April of 2020, SheepMedical Co. Launched the social collaboration course, “Life Dentistry,” at the University of Tokyo, the top university in Japan. The curriculum analyzes tissue stem cell dynamics and the development of drug and cell therapies for gingival regeneration.  

Osaka University

In March of 2021, SheepMedical Co. Began joint research on effectively controlling the metabolic balance of bone tissue with Professor Takashi Kaito in the Orthopedic Surgery Department at Osaka University. Our research and analysis focus on the development of comfortable and effective orthodontics, along with the improvement of treatment technology for osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Educational Engagements

SheepMedical is proud to support the development of dental professionals in membership with Japan Mouthpiece Orthodontic Study Group. Our technical case data and research is the largest in Japan and is utiilzed to improve the knowledge and technical skills of members.  

Microbiota Research

SheepMedical merged with Microbiota and inherited the bacterial flora test and bacterial culture technology.

In July 2021, SheepMedical merged with Microbiota, which owns a laboratory at the Yokohama Industry-Academia Joint Research Center. In addition to testing for bacterial flora in the intestines and oral cavity using next-generation sequencers, the company also conducts research to collect, isolate, and cultivate intestinal bacteria from humans. In the bacterial flora test, we are conducting research on changes in intestinal bacteria due to diet and intake of supplements, as well as the effects of wearing orthodontic appliances such as clear aligners on the oral bacterial flora. We are conducting research on useful bacteria, cultivating them at scale, and preserving for long-term storage.

Future Development

- Inspection service to collect and analyze data on oral bacterialflora
- Construction of an intestinal bacteria bank service based on the concept of "useful bacteria for each person.”