ABOUT KO DA: MISSION & PHILOSOPHY
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 founding philosophy “Preservation of Tradition, Innovation for People”.
INNOVATION FOR PEOPLE
Today, KO DA Pharmaceutical has adopted “Scientific, Honest and Innovative” as its corporate philosophy. Utilising their ancestral knowledge, 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, government bodies and industry peers 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. 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. KO DA is the preferred brand across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For decades, Melbourne’s RMIT University and more recently, Brisbane’s Endeavour College of Natural Health, have been prescribing and teaching with KO DA.
ABOUT MATERIA MEDICA LIMITED
IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE TOGETHER
Materia Medica is New Zealand’s official wholesale supplier of Taiwan’s most trusted traditional Chinese concentrated herbal extracts, manufactured by KO DA Pharmaceutical since 1980. Materia Medica was founded by Lydia Lee, who is also the General Manager of Yes Chinaherb in Australia. Together, our mission is to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine as part of mainstream healthcare and improve quality of life. Whether your are starting out or wanting to change suppliers, we aim to support you for the life of your practice.
DEDICATED TEAM IN NEW ZEALAND
Working together with Kinetic Distributions in Hamilton, Kane Monrad and his local team are dedicated to support our Chinese medicine community in Aotearoa. Materia Medica officially launched in 2018 at the annual Acupuncture NZ Conference & AGM in Wellington. In addition to supplying wholesale herbs, we also run practical and affordable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) approved training and education, exclusive to practitioners and TCM students only. Materia Medica has organised workshops in Auckland with renowned masters like Professor Ming Qing Zhu featuring Dr Rachel Chang of Dr Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture, and women’s health expert Dr Ilana Sowter, a regular speaker on Hawke’s Bay’s Radio Kidnappers’ show Acupuncture on Air with Heiko Lade.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY PRACTITIONERS
Materia Medica is the daughter company of Yes Chinaherb in Australia, which was founded in 2003 by Kenneth Lee, Acupuncturist, TCM Herbalist, and Honourable President of the Chinese Australian Health Association). Ken has nearly 20 years of combined industry-leading experience starting out as a distributor for Sun Ten, and has since become Australasia’s wholesale representative for the prestigious KO DA Pharmaceutical. Yes Chinaherb values lifelong friendships and is highly recommended rated 5/5 stars by TCM leaders, authors, lecturers and schools. Yes Chinaherb remains family-owned and proudly operated by the Lee family and friends. This is how we’re able to provide a truly personalised service to each and every practitioner with the utmost care, warmth and efficiency.