Agile Drug Discovery Operations

Astellas has introduced a unique operation that is modeled on bio-venture companies in its research division, aiming for efficient R&D promotion in line with our Focus Area approach. As of June 2021, six research units, all led by entrepreneurial leaders, are active with a high degree of autonomy and mobility. Diverse members with varying areas of strong expertise join in each research unit and engage in research activities, tightly cooperating with external partners such as academia and bio-ventures. Please see the activities of each research unit.