On the forefront of healthcare change
to turn innovative science
into VALUE for patients

Based on our business philosophy to “Contribute towards improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products,” Astellas has strived to continue to create innovation and deliver innovative medical solutions that meet the needs of patients. Looking forward, we are committed to achieving our VISION of turning innovative science into VALUE for patients.

The pace of advances in innovative science is becoming ever faster and those in cell and gene therapy technologies are making it possible to treat diseases that had been thought untreatable in the past. In order to speed the delivery of new healthcare solutions for our patients, we have shifted from a conventional step-by-step workflow, which we used previously for earlier research to development and production, to a seamless operation. It means that all related functions collaborate in one team from earlier research phase to speed up the research to develop and production workflow. We are also striving to integrate innovative medical technology with cutting-edge technology in different fields by leveraging the expertise and knowledge of Astellas, which has been cultivated through its Rx business. That way, we can contribute to patients who previously had no drug options through delivering an alternative solution. We can also help patients through Patient Journey (overall medical care, including diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic and prognostic care).

For Astellas to continuously create innovation, it is necessary for us to be highly sensitive to environmental changes like those mentioned above, further enhance the world-class capabilities that we currently have, accept diverse values and bring together sources of innovation from within and outside the company. We believe that by faithfully continuing such endeavors, Astellas can continually create innovative healthcare solutions for unmet medical needs that still exist in large numbers, and bring relief and hope to patients and their families.

A sound corporate culture provides the foundation for us to conduct our business and ensures delivery of value to society through our business activities. For this, the Astellas group has a common set of values to be consistent in our thoughts and actions – the Astellas Way – which is concentrated into five messages of “Patient Focus”, “Ownership”, “Results”, “Openness” and “Integrity”. Having Astellas employees around the world practice the Astellas Way and demonstrate their capabilities to the fullest will create an organization and corporate culture that continually produces new value.

In the future, too, Astellas aims to stand on the forefront of healthcare change, turning innovative science into VALUE for patients and will continually strive to fulfill the expectations of our stakeholders and society.

Kenji Yasukawa
President and CEO