Astellas recognizes that medical science evolves rapidly with new information becoming continuously available. Astellas seeks to advance medical sciences knowledge which plays a crucial role in R&D of medicines and is also important in building the capacity of health systems and human resources. To do this, Astellas supports medical and scientific research which contributes to the advancement of medical sciences. This support is in line with national guidelines for ensuring transparency with respect to collaboration between pharmaceutical companies and medical professionals.