President Dirk Kosche


Astellas is a pharmaceutical company committed to turning innovative science into value for patients. 
CHANGING TOMORROWTM is the ethos that guides everything that Astellas does, and is the measure by which we judge our success. 

We combine our experience and knowledge in a range of therapy areas with our agile approach to research and development to respond to changes in the healthcare environment. We reinvest around 17% of our global annual sales into cutting-edge science, and it is this commitment that allows us to develop new treatments that help address the unmet medical needs of patients around the world.

We have a great culture of teamwork that has grown from our Japanese roots, with over 100 ongoing collaborative research projects globally. Through our partnerships, networks and proactive engagement with medical experts and academia, we work side-by-side with those who share our vision and complement our expertise, to help us stay at the forefront of pioneering medical discovery.

Our employees are passionate about their work and are the driving force behind our dynamic organisation. We are all continually learning and challenging ourselves to make a difference to the lives of patients. 

Nov. 2019
Dirk Kosche

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