Hwajin Biotech Research Institute

The Institute for Biotechn in Hwajin Cosmetics, located in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, has received an official approval from the Korea Institute for Industrial Technology Association (KOITA).

 

In 2014, Hwajin Biotechnology Institute was established with belief that global competitiveness would be in biotechnology industry(bio-industry). Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of SMEs and Startups have been supporting Hwjin's R&D project. We apply SmartFarm system through plant factory system based on mechanism research (skin aging, gene screening, antioxidant, anti-cancer, etc), such as stem cell culture, microbiological culture, development in fermentation processing, seperation and identification, component analysis from rare and endangered plants at home or abroad, and natural substances, which are from medical herbs. We will extend our business, while centering on bio-health care, from development in research to manufacturing bio or beauty products and medical devices by applying ICT technology so that we can be one of the most advanced company in global biotechnology industry.

In 2014, Hwajin Biotechnology Institute was established with belief that global competitiveness would be in biotechnology industry(bio-industry). Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of SMEs and Startups have been supporting Hwjin's R&D project. We apply SmartFarm system through plant factory system based on mechanism research (skin aging, gene screening, antioxidant, anti-cancer, etc), such as stem cell culture, microbiological culture, development in fermentation processing, seperation and identification, component analysis from rare and endangered plants at home or abroad, and natural substances, which are from medical herbs. We will extend our business, while centering on bio-health care, from development in research to manufacturing bio or beauty products and medical devices by applying ICT technology so that we can be one of the most advanced company in global biotechnology industry.

A Field of Research

It is the institute where researchers study and develop new raw materials derived from natural substance. It secured excellent research personnel and state-of-the-art research equipment, and divided it into bio-new material development team / tissue culture team / natural product analysis team / planning research team to actively develop new products in the beauty care industry, improve products, and develop high value-added future technologies.

Development of
bio-new materials

Tissue culture


Natural material
analysis

Planning Research


Hold Source Technology

The raw materials developed by Hwajin Cosmetics Biotechnology Research Institute are applied to the products through scientific procedures such as suitability and efficacy test, safety and human body application test.



Smart Farm & ICT Technology

By accumulating data on crop growth and environmental information, we have created an optimal smart farm environment for research, development and production.

We are conducting research and development to apply the ICT information and communication technology to properly maintain and manage the smart farm system environment and to maximize the efficiency of product production.


1-1 Plant Factory - Plant factory definition


  • Plant plant is a system that automatically produces continuous production regardless of season by controlling cultivation environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, CO2, etc.) in culture facility.

① Efficient use of space  

② Optimum environmental conditions

③ Production of disease-free plants

④ All parts of plants are available

⑤ Recovery of childhood period

⑥ Cultivation on board

⑦ Abnormal development

⑧ Mass replication of superior varieties

⑨ Production of secondary metabolites

⑩ Mass rapid breeding


Optimized plant culture & production


Possible to differentiate into necessary tissues and organs


Mass production of disease-free plants


1-2 Plant Factory - Plant plant field


2-1 Smart Farm - Smart Farm Definition


  • State-of-the-art smart system that automated production and intelligence through natural bio material development
  • Technology for producing plant organs or secondary metabolite by utilizing the typical properties of plants
  • Mass production and industrial material application such as transformation and breeding using genes of plant stem cells and endangered plants  

<In-door introduction and Growth>

mass breeding of rare medicinal plants

→  Securing genetic resources, 

fundamental preoccupation

<LED cultivation>

LED Light Source Wavelength 

(Environment Factor)

→ active ingredient enhancement technology

<Plant Mass Culture>

Mass production for raw materials

and functional materials

→ Development  of functional raw 

material &  Industrialization


2-2 Smart Farm - Application Case (Wild ginseng cultivation root)

  • Production is possible every year → 
    Sterile conditions, mass production systems are established.
  • No residual pesticide –
    No growth control –
     No heavy metals

  • Production for a short period of time → harvestable

  • Functional materials control →
    Adjust the contents of secondary metabolites (Jinsenoside) 


< Wild ginseng cultivation 

root cultivation system > 



3-1 ICT Technology - ICT Technology definition


  • A system that maintains and manages a plant factory's growing environment with technologies such as the Internet of Things, Big Data, and artificial intelligence
  • It can be managed remotely by PC and smart phone, so the efficiency and convenience of production are improved.


< Mass cultivation system applying 

ICT technology >


Certification Status

 Certificate of company affiliated
research institute



Name of research institute

 (Note) Hwajin Bio-Cometics Institute of Biotechnology


Name of company

Hwajin Biocometics Co., Ltd.