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Takeda Chemical Industries BioPharma

Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. It is the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and among the leaders in the world. Takeda discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of innovative products to improve the health and quality of life of people around the world. Pharmaceuticals includes ethical and OTC drugs. Chemicals includes chemical products and life-environment products. Ethical drugs are Takeda's core business, constituting about 65% of total net sales. Our two research divisions in Japan conduct basic and applied research to create new breakthrough drugs. Development operations in Japan, the U.S. and Europe then work to move these drugs swiftly through development so that better treatments can be delivered as early as possible to patients around the world. Takeda has an international marketing network including Japan and 14 overseas bases in the U.S., Europe and Asia. From these bases, Takeda markets its original products such as the anti-prostatic cancer agent leuprolide acetate (marketed as Lupron®, Enantone®, Prostap® and Leuplin®), the anti-peptic ulcer agent lansoprazole (marketed as Prevacid®, Ogast®, Takepron® and other names), the anti-hypertensive agent candesartan cilexetil (marketed as Blopress®, Kenzen® and Amias®) and the anti-diabetic agent pioglitazone hydrochloride (marketed as Actos®). Including sales through licensees, Takeda's pharmaceuticals are available in over 90 countries worldwide. Our production network includes the Hikari, Osaka and Shonan plants in Japan, as well as Takeda Ireland Ltd., which was newly established in 1997 and manufactures drugs for the European and U.S. markets. In addition, Takeda has four production facilities in Asia. In Japan, Takeda has also built a strong presence in the over-the-counter (OTC) drug market, in which we now hold the number-two domestic share. The increasing emphasis on self-medication among Japanese consumers should help drive further growth in this field. By taking the viewpoint of consumers, we provide products and services that are closely matched to consumer needs.Our main brands in the Consumer Healthcare segment are well recognized among Japanese consumers and include Alinamin® (vitamin B1 derivative preparations, etc.), Benza® (cold remedies), Hicee® (vitamin C preparations) and That's® (gastrointestinal medicine), Takeda is the world's second-largest manufacturer of vitamin C and vitamin B1. Our plants in Hikari, Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan and Wilmington, North Carolina in the U.S. produce high-quality bulk vitamins that are sold mainly to food and pharmaceutical manufacturers in over 70 countries. In addition, our food additives business encompasses such products as flavor enhancers, food texture improvers and vitamin-enriched rice. Key products include the ribonucleotide flavor enhancer Ribotide® and the food texture improver Curdlan®.....a


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- OTC (over the counter drugs)
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Website: www.takeda.co.jp/index-e.html

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