Core Strategy of Research and Development

Astellas sets targets of research and development (R&D) from multiple perspectives through the Focus Area approach and works to create innovative medicines to fulfill high unmet medical needs based on the concepts of Best Science, Best Talent (optimal personnel), and Best Place (optimum environment).
We determine the priorities of development candidates at the early stages and optimize resource allocation according to priorities. These efforts have achieved results in reduction of the time for R&D and improvement of cost efficiency.
In late-stage development, we allocate management resources extensively to six key post-POC* projects. We aim to characterize the therapeutic potential of these projects in development.