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Research & Development

Our global team of researchers and scientists, together with our partners, harness cutting-edge science to push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring transformative, life-changing therapies to patients worldwide. 

By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, our aim is to thrive at the cutting edge of innovation that solves unmet medical needs, through internal R&D and in collaboration with cross-industry partners.


R&D in the U.S.

We leverage our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline at our global R&D center in Boston, MA and our global R&D research sites in San Diego, CA and Shonan, Japan.

Takeda's global R&D center is based in Boston, MA and focused on the advancement of life-changing therapies to patients worldwide. Our four therapeutic area units are co-located in the greater Boston area alongside research, global development teams and the Center for External Innovation.

Massachusetts is home to more than 1,200 life sciences companies, academic institutions and organizations dedicated to advancing research. Our R&D location in Boston enables us to build relationships with cutting-edge companies, leading research hospitals, academic institutions, scientists and organizations who join us in the effort to discover, develop and deliver new treatments to patients.

San Diego
San Diego, CA is home to our global research site focused on gastroenterology and neuroscience. Research platform groups for structural and computational biology, early target discovery and biologics are also based in here.

The San Diego life sciences cluster, a major driver of the region's economy, is home to approximately 1,200 life sciences companies and 80 research institutes — an ecosystem Takeda is proud to be a part of.