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Mitsubishi, Hiroshima Prefectural University Confirm Water-soluble Fullerene Suppresses Melanin Generation
 

Tokyo, Sept 10, 2004 (JCN) - Mitsubishi Corp. (MC; TSE: 8058) announced September 8 that its wholly owned venture subsidiary Vitamin C60 Bioresearch has discovered a unique property of water-soluble fullerene, a kind of nanotechnology material, in collaboration with Hiroshima Prefectural University Professor Nobuhiko Miwa$BCT(B research group.

The joint research team revealed that the administration of a small amount of water-soluble fullerene effectively suppresses the generation of melanin in melanin-producing cells in the skin. This discovery may pave the way for developing innovative whitening skin care products.

Currently, Vitamin C60 Bioresearch is marketing fullurene-based products like BioFullerene (refined fullurene) and Radical Sponge (water-soluble fullurene) for applications in the life science business.

By Aki Tsukioka Contributor

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