Preservation of Tradition
KO DA Pharmaceutical was first founded and established in Ping-Zhen Industrial Park by Baishou Pharmaceutical Company in 1980. Dr Hasegawa, the renowned pharmacist from Japan, was recruited as the factory’s first director to bring in Japan’s advanced technology and to build a factory in accordance to strict Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and international standards. KO DA’s mission is to continuously innovate while remaining true to its philosophy “Preservation of Tradition, Innovation for People” as the foundation of its corporate identity.
Innovation for People
Today, KO DA Pharmaceutical has adopted “Scientific, Honest and Innovative” as its corporate philosophy. Utilising their ancestral knowledge and employing leading experts, advanced equipment and modern facilities, KO DA manufactures the safest, most potent and stable traditional Chinese herbal products. KO DA’s reputation is shaped by their conscientious integrity, to nurture lasting relationships and to earn trust among respected practitioners, experts, lecturers, pharmacists, regulators, government bodies and all other industry professionals worldwide.
Taiwan's Most Trusted TCM Brand.
KO DA Pharmaceutical is the main supplier and pharmacy to Taiwan’s noteworthy hospitals, dispensaries, and to over 80% of domestic TCM medical centres and private clinics. The below are just some of the reputable institutions that dispense KO DA’s products:
KO DA’s over-the-counter (OTC) products and dietary supplements are also stocked in Asia’s largest beauty and healthcare retail chain Watsons (屈臣氏), also stocked in Taiwan’s second largest drugstore chain Cosmed (康是美), and many more.
The Multi-Award Winner
KO DA Pharmaceutical is the consistent winner of numerous honours, assessed by the industry’s formal regulators and government bodies. These awards are considered the most prestigious where KO DA sets the benchmark and continually surpasses the best of the best manufacturers in Taiwan.
KO DA's Recent Achievements
The Top 1,000 SME Elite Business Award assessed by Dun & Bradstreet International Ltd
The award honours genuine leadership, brand credibility, and business brilliance. Dun & Bradstreet is the world’s leading source of business information and insights, with a commercial database of 230 million enterprises.
The ISO Plus Award & Total Quality Management Systems Certification assessed by SGS
SGS’ ISO Plus Award is the highest quality certification award of ISO. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
The Business Excellence - Innovative Enterprise Award assessed by the Taoyuan City Government, R.O.C.
The 15th Company Standardisation Award assessed by the Bureau of Standards, Meterology & Inspection, R.O.C.
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification renewed by Ministry of Health and Welfare R.O.C.
The 193rd National Quality Control Circle Award
The 3rd National Industrial Innovation Award assessed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs R.O.C.
The 23rd Taiwan National Quality Award (TNQA) is the highest quality honour and most prestigious national award in Taiwan
The Bronze Medal Award assessed by Taiwan Training and Quality System (TTQS)
KO DA’s Herbal Tracing Platform received Government endorsement
The Excellence Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Award assessed by Taiwan Corporate Social Responsibility
MVP Award of Taiwan’s Top 100 Managers presented to KO DA’s General Manager Dr Chen Chao Hsiang
ISO 9001:2008 renewed and certified by SGS United Kingdom the strictest body in Quality Management Systems
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Certified Laboratory & Testing Centre Certification approved by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF)
Drug & Cosmetic Laboratory Accreditation approved by Taiwan Food & Drug Association (TFDA)
Symbol of National Quality - Safety and Quality Award for KO DA’s Nectar Vera Dermal Relief & Repairing Gel®, B-Active®, Rebone® and Chinese Herbal Medicine Electronic Barcode Check System®, awarded by Institute for Biotechnology & Medicine
Group Quality Award assessed by The Republic of China Society
Good Manufacturing Practice
KO DA Pharmaceutical is among the first of TCM manufacturers ever to attain Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), ISO 9001:2008 Certification in Quality Management certified by SGS United Kingdom, ISO 14064:2006 Greenhouse Gas Verification by Det Norske Veritas and ISO 17025:2005 Laboratory & Testing Centre certified by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation.
Essential Oils Preservation
Fully Automated Packaging
KO DA's Manufacturing Process
Additional requirements are to inspect and record water and soil conditions before and after harvest, confirm origin of herb by testing samples of species and its properties, and adhere to all other planting specifications required by KO DA.
Temperature: 19-27 ℃ Humidity: 40-60 RH% Pressure differentials: >5 Pa(0.5 mm H2O) Air recirculation(%): 99.99% Air filtration system: 100,000 HEPA.
Also, KO DA’s first self-developed high concentration essential oil extraction technology preserves the precious herbal essential oil, and reintroduces the precious oil during the later stage of the manufacturing process in order to maximise the efficacy and reliability of KO DA’s finished products.
KO DA Pharmaceutical’s laboratory is ISO/IEC17025:2005 certified by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF), and is also internationally accredited by the Taiwan Food & Drug Administration (TFDA). KO DA adheres to 16 meticulous inspection processes which are conducted throughout KO DA's strict quality control processes from raw material, during semi-finished to finished product.
KO DA Pharmaceutical values safety above all else, and invests Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS-MS) for testing pesticides residues and Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) for heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury and copper.