New Healthcare Solutions Beyond Medicine (Rx+)

Astellas aims to contribute and provide VALUE to patients in various ways, not limited to treatment with drugs but across the whole patient journey (overall medical care, including diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic and prognostic care). We refer to this non-pharma activity as our Rx+® businesses.


We aspire to realize “a world where people can live mentally and physically healthy lives and be true to themselves through healthcare solutions based on scientific evidence”. Rx+® businesses leverage the expertise and knowledge of Astellas built through its prescription drug business and aim to provide VALUE to patients across the patient journey, through exploring new and innovative science and technologies that are not pharmaceutical in nature. We are taking a bold approach by seeking to create new and sustainable businesses that are independent from our existing pharmaceutical business. Leveraging our deep scientific understanding, unique capabilities, and leading expertise, we believe we can revolutionize healthcare solutions.

Richard Cassidy

Senior Vice President, Rx+ Business Accelerator
Richard Cassidy Senior Vice President, Rx+ Business Accelerator


Leading Programs

Message for partners

At Astellas, we support a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, working hand-in-hand with our expert partners to accelerate innovation.

We build partnerships with academic organizations and biotechnology companies that share our approach, complement our expertise, and can help us accelerate ground-breaking science in new technologies across multiple areas. By leveraging the knowledge it has accumulated in the ethical drug business and integrating it with technologies and know-how from other fields, Astellas will provide a wide range of healthcare solutions by taking on the challenge of doing what has been difficult or impossible for pharmaceuticals to do in the past.

We seek to find partners, passionate about patients, who have solutions that can benefit from the expertise and knowledge of Astellas. There are many things that we need to learn in achieving our goal of providing VALUE to patients.  We hope that you will join us on that learning journey.