Magazine Article | August 9, 2017

Rising Out Of Takeda's Reorganization: New Materials & Innovation

Source: Life Science Leader

By Louis Garguilo, Chief Editor, Outsourced Pharma
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As the taxi makes its way through the highway traffic to Shin-Osaka Station and the bullet train I’ll catch to head east to Tokyo, I know instinctively to look out the right-side window. Yes, it’s still there: the nostalgic off-ramp leading directly to Takeda’s former main manufacturing complex.

The company moved much of its operations from Osaka to the Tokyo area — and indeed started spreading internationally — years ago. In fact, no “Japan Pharma” has ever been more on the move than the now global Takeda.