College of Tokyo, Astellas Enter Second Part of Strategic Partnership for Co-creation of Progressive New Medicines and Medical Options

TOKYO, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The College of Tokyo (President: Teruo Fujii, Ph.D.) and Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D.; hereafter “Astellas”) entered the second section of their collaboration for co-creating progressive new medicines and medical options, referred to as the Astellas Alliance Acceleration Program (AAAP), right this moment.

Astellas stands on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients.(PRNewsFoto/Astellas Pharma Inc.)

Astellas stands on the forefront of healthcare change to show progressive science into worth for sufferers.(PRNewsFoto/Astellas Pharma Inc.)

In its first section, from September 2020 to March 2022, AAAP established a base for its collaborative relationship on the college’s Institute for Life Science Analysis and Training, and the College of Tokyo Heart of Innovation. Throughout this era, medical and pharmaceutical researchers from the 2 college organizations and drug discovery researchers from Astellas nurtured an setting for open-minded discussions, and because of this, a number of new analysis initiatives had been recognized and launched efficiently.

Within the second section, the College of Tokyo will broaden its partnership involvement to incorporate all of its establishments. Moreover, a newly appointed AAAP-dedicated mission supervisor will likely be stationed on the college to facilitate the collaboration. These further initiatives will enable the strategic companions to construct new analysis initiatives, by combining the College of Tokyo’s cutting-edge scientific analysis with Astellas’ drug discovery know-how.

“Inspired by our shut collaboration through the first section, we’re delighted to begin the second section encompassing the breadth of analysis on the College of Tokyo. We hope that complete data of the life sciences from the college will additional result in progressive drug discovery initiatives,” stated Hidenori Ichijo, DDS, Ph.D., a professor on the college’s Graduate College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a member of the AAAP Steering Committee.

Professor Yuichi Tei / Ungil Chung, M.D., Ph.D., of the college’s Graduate College of Engineering and Graduate College of Drugs, additionally a member of the AAAP Steering Committee, stated: “On this section, we’ll additional pursue interdisciplinary collaboration, corresponding to within the fields of engineering and the life sciences, by tapping into the broad vary of analysis on the College of Tokyo.”

“I’m happy with this AAAP second section settlement,” stated Yoshitsugu Shitaka, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Astellas. He added: “By leveraging the ability of the extra in depth and nearer collaboration, we anticipate to speed up the co-creation of improvements that contribute to our actions from early drug discovery analysis to medical improvement.”

The College of Tokyo goals to search out options to society’s issues and contribute to the event of trade by selling the creation of worth by way of dialogue and empathy with society. Astellas is dedicated to the creation of progressive medical options to show progressive science into VALUE for sufferers below its enterprise philosophy of “contribute towards bettering the well being of individuals world wide by way of the supply of progressive and dependable pharmaceutical merchandise.” By sharing a standard imaginative and prescient and challenges, the College of Tokyo and Astellas will work carefully to advertise innovation.

About The College of Tokyo

The College of Tokyo, established in 1877, is the oldest nationwide college in Japan, and has 15 colleges/graduate colleges and 11 affiliated institutes. It endeavors to sort out numerous social points with various stakeholders in accordance with the assertion of the college’s guiding rules “UTokyo Compass ~Right into a Sea of Range: Creating the Future by way of Dialogue~.” For extra data, go to the web site at

About Astellas

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical firm conducting enterprise in additional than 70 international locations world wide. We’re selling the Focus Space Strategy that’s designed to determine alternatives for the continual creation of latest medication to handle ailments with excessive unmet medical wants by specializing in Biology and Modality. Moreover, we’re additionally trying past our foundational Rx focus to create Rx+® healthcare options that mix our experience and data with cutting-edge expertise in several fields of exterior companions. By these efforts, Astellas stands on the forefront of healthcare change to show progressive science into worth for sufferers. For extra data, please go to our web site at

Cautionary Notes(Astellas)

On this press launch, statements made with respect to present plans, estimates, methods and beliefs and different statements that aren’t historic details are forward-looking statements in regards to the future efficiency of Astellas. These statements are based mostly on administration’s present assumptions and beliefs in mild of the knowledge presently accessible to it and contain identified and unknown dangers and uncertainties. A variety of elements might trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these mentioned within the forward-looking statements. Such elements embody, however usually are not restricted to: (i) adjustments on the whole financial situations and in legal guidelines and rules, referring to pharmaceutical markets, (ii) forex alternate price fluctuations, (iii) delays in new product launches, (iv) the shortcoming of Astellas to market current and new merchandise successfully, (v) the shortcoming of Astellas to proceed to successfully analysis and develop merchandise accepted by clients in extremely aggressive markets, and (vi) infringements of Astellas’ mental property rights by third events.

Details about pharmaceutical merchandise (together with merchandise presently in improvement) which is included on this press launch just isn’t supposed to represent an commercial or medical recommendation.



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