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Father of Biotechnology


 Contribution to Sciences



Jokichi Takamine was conferred the honorary title of « Father of Modern Technology » for developing the world’s first amylolytic enzyme (Taka-diastase) in 1896, In 1901, he isolated adrenalin for the first time in the world.
Dr. Takamine repeatedly recommended that we should aim at rebuilding a resource deprived nation with the aid of scientific technology. 
While employed by the Department of Agriculture and Commerce, he advocated the necessity of establishing brewing labs but his recommendation was not implemented. 

Patents :

  • Enzymic Substance and Process for Making the Same  
  • Process for Converting Starchy Material into Sugar
  • ...