Astellas is a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company employing over 17,000 people worldwide with global sales exceeding 8 billion euro. The group’s EMEA headquarters are based in London, with affiliates throughout Europe engaged in research & development (R&D), manufacturing and sales & marketing. With over 4,300 employees, EMEA is an important and growing Astellas region, having key strengths in the therapy areas of Urology, Transplantation, Dermatology, Anti Infectives, Pain Management and Oncology. The global annual R&D investment of 15% to 20% of sales is evidence of the group’s commitment to improving the health of people worldwide through the provision of innovative and reliable products. Astellas employs around 850 persons in the Netherlands at Leiden and Meppel.
Mirai House, located in Leiden Bio Science Park, is home to a number of divisions, including the European R&D organization focusing on the development of medicines in the areas of Urology, Nephrology, Pain, and Diabetes/Metabolic diseases. It is the location where the majority of offices and clean rooms & labs are located.