Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc.
Located in Northbrook, Illinois, the company serves as the headquarters for the Americas
and employs nearly 3,000 people. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated
to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative
and reliable pharmaceutical products.
Our commitment to changing tomorrow is measured not only by our focus on
bringing innovative and effective new medicines to patients and physicians, but
also by the importance we place on the impact we can make within the communities
where we work and live. Astellas supports many causes and has created two initiatives
to demonstrate our commitment: Changing Tomorrow Day, an annual, worldwide volunteer
event, and Science WoRx, a nationwide mentoring program and online resource network
for science teachers and their students.
Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
1 Astellas Way
Northbrook, IL 60062-6111
President & CEO
2,919 (FY 2011)
Americas Product Sales:
*Figures represent approximate U.S. dollar / yen exchange rate of ¥79 / 1USD. Include sales from the U.S. and Canada.
U.S. Marketed Pharmaceutical Products
To learn more about the progress of Astellas' clinical development projects, visit the "Overview of R&D Pipeline" on the Astellas Pharma Inc. Web site.
Major Corporate Highlights
April 2005—Established U.S. headquarters near Chicago, Illinois, with the
merger of Yamanouchi & Fujisawa
November 2007—Acquired Agensys, Inc. in Santa Monica, California, which is
the company’s center for therapeutic antibody research and development in cancer
March 2008—Established a new U.S.-based subsidiary, Astellas Pharma Global
Development, Inc., which acts as the headquarters for global development
July 2009—Established Astellas Farma Brasil Importacao e Distribuicao de
Medicamentos Ltda., in Sao Paulo, Brazil
June 2012—More than 1,000 employees relocate to new headquarters for the Americas in Northbrook, Illinois.
January 2013—Agensys, Inc., relocates to new research and development facility in Santa Monica, California.
Corporate Recognition Awards
Astellas Pharma US is proud to be recognized as one of the top places to work in the Chicago area. To learn more, visit our “Workplace Awards” section.