Launched in April 2005, Astellas was formed by the historical merger of Japan's third and fifth largest pharmaceutical companies - Yamanouchi, founded in 1923, and Fujisawa, founded in 1894.
Both companies possessed similarities where it matters most- philosophy and vision. But the companies also differed where it matters most - areas of therapeutic concentration and expertise.
Yamanouchi brought a record of developing blockbuster drugs, a pipeline full of promising new compounds like Fujisawa, a sales and marketing culture of deeply grounded, data-driven expertise.
Fujisawa brought dominance in transplantation, a soaring reputation for in-depth understanding of the disease states and treatments within its market niches, and a track record for developing high-profile, market-leading products that become new standards of care.
With an unrelenting commitment to R&D as a value-creating core of its business, Astellas is consolidated around complementary strengths from Yamanouchi and Fujisawa. Astellas stands on a much stronger, more advanced business platform than either of the former companies could have mounted individually.
If you are looking for a company where you can truly make a difference and have the opportunity to develop professionally and personally, Astellas may be the place for you. Whether your career path is in sales and marketing, R&D, or general administration, Astellas offers a place for you to attain real job satisfaction.
At Astellas we offer a business atmosphere that promotes teamwork, empowers employees, and thrives on an openness to positive change. A place that's just the right size to offer close management interaction and focus on whats important, while having the scale and leverage to be a major player in the pharmaceutical industry.
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