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Byotrol and Good Smile International strengthen partnership

Long-standing Japanese distributor, Good Smile International and antimicrobial technology provider Byotrol have signed a new licensing agreement to secure the continued distribution of products containing Byotrol technologies in Japan until 2026.

Good Smile and its subsidiary G-Science have been key international distributors of Byotrol products for over 15 years. Leaders from Good Smile visited Byotrol at its head office in Chester to sign the new agreement in person and plan for the future expansion of the portfolio.

Good Smile International began distributing Byotrol products initially into consumer pet care and expanded sales of Byotrol into dental, food & beverage, and healthcare sectors in response to customer demand, establishing strong relationships with leading brands and distributors.

G-Science distributes Byotrol products into Japan’s vast human healthcare sector. There are an estimated 8,200 hospitals in Japan with over 1.5 million hospital beds and over 100,000 private clinics and almost 70,000 dental clinics, making Japan an attractive territory for Byotrol’s export sales.

Recent successes include receiving the approval of a Byotrol surface sanitising wipe from the Japanese Army, which uses the wipe to protect its ground forces. Long-standing customers in dental, high-performance sports, and healthcare have contributed to enviable sales growth in Japan, where Byotrol is synonymous with exceptional antimicrobial efficacy and long-lasting disinfection.

Tomoo Yamashita, Chief Executive Officer of Good Smile International Co. Ltd, commented; “We have invested heavily in claims substantiation in Japanese laboratories to complement the excellent technical work produced by the Byotrol team. We have the support of highly respected academics and infection control experts. Our key customers are satisfied with the results and the consistently high quality of our products. We are delighted to be expanding sales of Byotrol technologies here in Japan.”

Speaking on behalf of Byotrol, David Traynor, Executive Director, commented; “I am delighted that Byotrol and Good Smile International continue to develop our long-standing partnership, providing innovative and effective infection control solutions to the Japanese market. Good Smile and G-Science have always been great supporters and advocates for our technology, and we look forward to hearing of their continued commercial success in the future.”

In Japan, Byotrol protects professional J.League soccer teams, hospitals, dental clinics, and public spaces from infection. For more information about Byotrol products in Japan, please visit