Our Members

Astellas is a pharmaceutical company committed to Changing tomorrow, turning innovative science into value for patients across a range of therapeutic areas.

Astellas uses its agility to match scientific breakthroughs to the unmet medical needs of people around the world, and the many healthcare professionals and caregivers who support them.

Astellas invests in new medicines, technologies and therapeutic areas, and builds partnerships and networks with others who share its vision to improve the future of medicine.

Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change and its values of patient focus, ownership, results, openness and integrity are the foundation of its culture, guiding everything that it does.

Please visit the Astellas UK website for further information: www.astellas.com/uk

Chugai Pharma UK is part of the Chugai Group’s European hub and has been bringing novel therapies to patients since 1993. Headquartered in London, ​our mission is to add exceptional value through the delivery of innovative medical products and services for the benefit of the medical community and society. ​ ​Current therapy areas include oncology, immunology and haemophilia.

Chugai Pharma Europe is the Headquarters of the European hub, also based in London, we employ over 250 highly-skilled experts, with offices in the UK, Germany and France.

Please visit the Chugai Pharma Europe website for further information: www.chugai.co.uk

Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd is a UK affiliate company with corporate origins in Japan. We create and supply innovative products to help the NHS to deliver better patient care in the fields of cardiovascular disease and oncology.

Our company was founded in 2006 through the merger of Japanese companies Daiichi and Sankyo in Europe. With a rich legacy of scientific expertise dating back more than 100 years, we are the pioneer behind leading pharmaceuticals that have contributed to the improvement of countless lives across the world.

Our mission is to contribute to the enrichment of quality of life through the discovery and delivery of innovative medicines that address diverse and unmet medical needs.

We are committed to providing innovation that demonstrates value and supports the NHS in its delivery of sustainable high-quality care, enabling efforts to reduce health inequalities and unwarranted variations and which puts the patient at the heart of the service.

Please visit the website for further information: www.daiichi-sankyo.co.uk

Eisai is a leading global research and development-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan. We define our corporate mission as “giving first thought to patients and their families and to increasing the benefits health care provides,” which we call our human health care philosophy. With over 10,000 employees working across our global network of R&D facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, we strive to realise our human health care philosophy by delivering innovative products in various therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs, including oncology and neurology.

As a global pharmaceutical company, our mission extends to patients around the world through our investment and participation in partnership-based initiatives to improve access to medicines in developing and emerging countries.

Please visit the website for more information about Eisai in EMEA: www.eisai.eu

In 1947, the privately held multinational company Kowa Company, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan established its pharmaceutical division to research develop and manufacture over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, healthcare products, and prescription medicines for medical institutions.

In 2000, Kowa Company, Ltd. expanded its global services in the form of Kowa Pharmaceutical Europe Co. Ltd.( KPE). This represented a significant step towards its vision of creating a global pharmaceutical organisation whilst demonstrating their commitment to the healthcare community worldwide.

KPE is a specialty pharmaceutical company located in Wokingham, UK and a subsidiary of KPE AG based in Zurich Switzerland, both are focused primarily on cardio metabolic therapeutics. This European pharmaceutical division of Kowa Company, Ltd. is committed to development and marketing of Kowa products to ensure these are made available to people around Europe, enabling them to enjoy better standard of health and a more comfortable life.

More recently Kowa has entered into the ophthalmology field of medicine and going forward this together with cardio metabolic therapeutics remains its area of focus.

Please visit the website for further information: www.kowapharmaceuticals.eu

Kyowa Kirin Limited is a Japanese-owned research-based life sciences company. We contribute to the health and wellbeing of people around the world, with special strengths in rare diseases and specialty care. The specialty pharmaceutical business was established, as ProStrakan, in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders. After expansion through partnerships and acquisitions, the company became a part of Kyowa Hakko Kirin in 2011 and was rebranded as Kyowa Kirin Limited in 2016. Kyowa Kirin also has an office in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Kyowa Kirin operates in 33 countries, employing 700 people internationally and that is expected to increase to 800 by 2021. Kyowa Kirin is an ethical company, with key values based on integrity, innovation and teamwork and putting patients at the centre of what we do and working in close collaboration, where appropriate and in an equal manner, with health care professionals, patient groups and others.

Please visit the websites for further information: kyowa-kirin.com; www.international.kyowa-kirin.com/uk

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Europe acts as the European Headquarters of one of Japan’s leading pharmaceutical companies, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. Based in London, we are dedicated to the clinical development of new medicines for the European markets. We are marketing authorisations holder and also support commercial operations for other in-house products.

Please visit the website for further information: www.mt-pharma-eu.com

Otsuka Pharmaceuticals (UK) Ltd. (OPUK) established its presence in the UK in 1998. It is an affiliate organisation of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Europe Ltd (OPEL) which has been in Europe since 1974. OPUK and OPEL are situated in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, and are part of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo. OPUK works in the areas of mental health, nephrology and oncology. More broadly OPEL is also exploring how to better support patient’s care and treatment by leveraging new therapies, technologies and digital solutions.

Please visit the website for further information: www.otsuka-europe.com/uk

As a specialised company dedicated to ophthalmology, Santen carries out research, development, marketing, and sales of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products and devices. We are a conscientious organisation, dedicated to working with the ophthalmology community and partners to improve eye health and vision, with the societal benefits that brings. Santen has long been the market leader in Japan for prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and is now a leader in the sector in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. We are constantly growing and improving our range of medicines and technologies because we care deeply about applying science to help patients with eye health concerns. With scientific knowledge and organisational capabilities nurtured over nearly 130 years, Santen provides products and services to contribute to the well-being of patients, their loved ones and consequently to society in more than 60 countries.

Please visit the website for further information: www.santen.uk

Shionogi was founded in 1878 by Gisaburo Shiono SR. in Doshomachi, Osaka, Japan. Today the headquarters of Shionogi & Co., Ltd are still in Osaka but the company has grown to become a major research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to placing the highest value on patient care.

Our European company is registered Amsterdam where the regional headquarters are also based. European operations are mainly situated in London.

Shionogi is committed to putting patients first by developing innovative, high-quality medicines which address their unmet needs and improve the quality of their lives.  Our R&D efforts focus on therapeutic areas where we have proven expertise and can make an impact. These include infectious disease, haematology, women’s health pain and CNS disorders.

We are proud to have delivered breakthrough treatments in these therapeutic areas and aim to find even better solutions to major global public health concerns using our advanced scientific know-how, talented people and passion.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. They define our culture, shape our collaborative approach to R&D, and guide our decision-making so that we can achieve our global vision of “building innovation platforms to shape the future of healthcare.”

Please visit the website for further information: www.shionogi.eu

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is headquartered in Japan and is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader committed to translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

Additional information about Takeda UK Ltd. is available through its corporate website: www.takeda.com/en-gb