Wed Nov 13,2019 11:00 am

Invested from Opt Ventures in food hygiene and oral hygiene monitoring tool, portable microbe observation device “mil-kin® ︎”

Aqua System Co., Ltd.

Aqua System Co., Ltd. (President : Kiyofumi Kano, hereinafter referred to as Aqua System), which develops and sells the portable microbe observation device “mil-kin®”, has been funded by Opt Ventures Co., Ltd. (CEO : Atsushi Nouchi, hereinafter referred to as Opt Ventures) Opt Ventures No. 2 fund, which serves as an unlimited partner.

“mil-kin®” is a portable microscope that can be used to check bacteria through a smartphone screen and uses the new market creation standardization system (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) to standardize performance. The Portable Microbe Imaging Scope has been established in JIS B7271. Taking advantage of this investment, Aqua System will strengthen research and development in collaboration with universities and Singapore legal institutions, expand sales channels to the food industry and dental industry and aim at making a platform by data accumulation and the analysis of bacteria in three years .

About mil-kin®
■ An optical microscope that "visualizes" bacteria in real time. Instead of hygiene management based on numerical values and senses, it will realize hygiene management that “sees” through videos and photos. Since you can see bacteria of 1 micron or more, you can observe food poisoning bacteria that cause food poisoning, periodontal disease bacteria that cause chronic diseases, and even more sperm.
■ Possible to visualize oral bacteria in the dental clinic where periodontal diseases are examined, visualization of treatment effects, and on-site checkups at major restaurants that operate multiple stores.
Since its launch in June 2017, it has been introduced to more than 1,650 companies in 21 countries. On March 20, 2019, a JIS B 7271 was newly established as a portable microbe observation device.
Aqua System has experience in sterilization and hygiene management by selling electrolyzed water and hypochlorous acid water for more than 30 years, and has developed “mil-kin®” based on this knowledge.

For overseas activities, a local subsidiary (HYTECH Pte. Ltd.) was established in Singapore in March 2019. Prospect as ASEAN hub and will be exhibited at FHA (Food & Hotel Asia) exhibition to be held in March 2020, and regarding UAE, GITEX Future Stars 2019 held in Dubai last October was selected by 15 Japanese companies and exhibited at the exhibition. Get many inquiries about partner contracts and investments.

In the future, we plan to start offering subscription services for food-related companies and trial members.

[Aqua System Company Overview]
Company name: Aqua System Co., Ltd.
President : Kiyofumi Kano
Location: 2-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 2nd floor of Asahi Life Otemachi Building
Head office: 191-1 Tajima, Fujimimachi, Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture
Established in 1986. In 2015, we began developing a portable no-prepared slide microscope . Released “mil-kin®︎” on June 30, 2017. In 2019, it was selected at the JAPAN booth (JETRO) of the overseas exhibition (Singapore / Dubai) and has already sold more than 1,650 companies in 21 countries.

[Outline of OPT Ventures, Inc.]
CEO : Atsushi Nouchi
Location: Tokyu Bancho Building, 4-6, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0081, Tokyo
Established in February 2015 and implemented the venture capital business with the “Opt Ventures No. 1 Fund” established in August 2015 and the “Opt Ventures No. 2 Fund” established in December 2018.
“Solving Japanese social problems with Internet technology” is an investment theme.

Inquiries about this matter
Aqua System Co., Ltd.
TEL: +81-27-288-711