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“Brushing Teeth and Oral Care in Space” ORALPEACE Space Project

We are a project team that organized by Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Agriculture, Doctor of Dentistry, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor, Dentist, Veterinary Doctor, Dental Hygiene, Nurse, Caregiver, Language Auditor, Fighter, Person with Disability, Athletes, and Entrepreneur.

Based on the world's most advanced lactic acid bacteria biotechnology research and green technology, we will bring together the wisdom and technology of all humankind to contribute to the development of humankind in the age of space life, and to produce the products that human beings need to live in space. We conduct research, development, and manufacturing to challenge the cutting edge of science.

As a space toothpaste / oral care product, we are the first in the world to work on research and development of space care products such as drinkable toothpaste / oral care products / oral hygiene agents.

Now that the natural environment of the earth, the consciousness of people all over the world, and the change of generations of technology and industry are changing drastically toward the new space era.

We will pave the way for the era of space life from Japan, the world's most advanced country in research, medical care, science, technology, hygiene, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Announcement of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Release date: December 18, 2020 https://iss.jaxa.jp/med/partner/71532_result.html

Selected product:Tooth gel / Oral care product "ORALPEACE" with drinkable ingredients

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has solicited ideas that combine issues and problems in space life, common problem themes and solutions related to life in space and life on the ground, and has submitted 94 applications. Comprehensive evaluation from the viewpoints of A) improvement of convenience of life while staying in space, B) solution of ground problems / social impact, C) feasibility of development, and D) possibility of mounting on ISS. , We have selected daily necessities to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) around 2022. In the future, JAXA will confirm the direction of development and prototypes with astronauts, and after the development is completed, comprehensively evaluate from the viewpoint of safety and mountability, and decide whether or not to mount it on the ISS. is. (Excerpt)

Space toothgel / oral care products / oral hygiene moisturizer Idea outline

The oral care product "ORALPEACE", which was developed in 2013 for people who have difficulty in gargling or vomiting due to oral problems of their father who fought against terminal cancer of a project member, is a dental caries bacterium, periodontal disease bacterium, and aspiration. It is equal to or better than conventional antibiotics, synthetic bactericides, and phytotoxic antibacterial agents against bacteria that cause periodontitis, bad breath, and candida, and it is swallowed without side effects while approaching it instantly at an ultra-low concentration. It is also a big feature that it is safe.

Due to its characteristics, it is not limited to medical and long-term care sites, but also for disaster-stricken areas and outdoors where water use is limited, use for infants and pets, pregnant women and people who care about health, and oral hygiene as infection prevention in corona damage. It is a supported product.

Through industry-academia-government joint research with Kyushu University Graduate School of Agriculture, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, National Longevity Medical Research Center Oral Disease Research Department, etc., pursuing unprecedented safety and clinical effects, from Japan Developed based on lactic acid bacteria antibacterial peptide biotechnology research that controls bacteria with bacteria, it realizes "cleaning of the oral cavity", "prevention of tooth decay", "prevention of periodontal disease", "prevention of bad breath" and "moisturizing of the mouth".

Contains the patented lactic acid bacterium bacteriocin preparation "Neonisin-e®" (Patent No. 5750552) that instantly approaches the bacteria that cause problems in the oral cavity at an ultra-low concentration. The lactic acid bacterium antibacterial peptide "Nisin", which is made from clean lactic acid bacteria that live in the vegetable food "Okara" and has been evaluated for safety by the world's health organizations, and water that is safe to swallow and naturally derived vegetable foods. Made with only ingredients, it quickly decomposes and digests in the intestinal tract. Easy to rinse. It is a SDGs-compatible product that can be used anywhere by everyone and has a low environmental impact because it is free of chemical substances realized by technological innovation and green technology of Japanese industry, academia and government, and does not contain alcohol (ethanol).

In addition, as a project, we are also taking on the challenge of social contribution activities to solve social issues such as job creation and income improvement for persons with disabilities nationwide.

Initially, "ORALPEACE" was developed for elderly people and people with disabilities who cannot gargle or spit out, but it is used in space life where water use is limited and super water saving is required, and it is dry and thirsty. By receiving it, it is thought that the safe and minimal ingredients will keep the health and the oral cavity, which is the entrance to all, clean and healthy, and will lead to the improvement of the health and QOL of everyone working in space.

And in the space life surrounded by inorganic machines, the organic mint essential oil from Italy, which is organically cultivated with the rhythm of the universe blended in the oral piece, reminds us of the rich nature of the earth, both mentally and physically for refreshment and mental health. It can also be expected to be effective for health.

Furthermore, for use on the ground, this innovative technology from Japan's industry-academia-government collaboration is not limited to the medical and nursing care market, but also oral care in a water-deficient environment, disaster-stricken areas and conflict areas where water use is limited. Large markets in various fields such as disaster prevention product market, side-free virus infection prevention product market, outdoor market that does not pollute the environment due to no use of chemical ingredients, baby maternity market, pet market, and safe skin hygiene product market. It is thought to contribute to creativity.

Research on care products needed for space life

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Q & A

Q.Why are special toothpastes, oral care products, and oral hygiene moisturizers required for space life?

Water is invaluable at the International Space Station and its use is limited.

When brushing teeth, it is often said that the toothpaste is swallowed as it is.

Therefore, there is a need for dentifrices that are safe to swallow.

In addition, it is said that the living quarters of the space station are full of bacteria.

Naturally, the human oral cavity is also full of trouble-causing bacteria such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, and bad breath, and there is a growing need for oral hygiene agents that are effective against trouble-causing bacteria while being safe to swallow.

In addition, the space station is an extremely dry space that is constantly air-conditioned, and there is a need to develop an oral moisturizer that quenches thirst and moisturizes the oral cavity.

Astronauts around the world are demanding research and development of new technologies that cover the above needs, space toothpastes, oral care products, and oral hygiene moisturizers that are highly effective in small quantities.