Research and Development | Takeda Pharmaceuticals


Research and Development

Where science is.

We are motivated by the pursuit of groundbreaking scientific discoveries and the commitment to addressing unmet health care challenges for patients. Fueled by our inherent curiosity, we translate science into highly innovative, life-transforming medicines.

We work with passion and purpose, motivated by our shared goal to deliver better health and a brighter future to millions of people around the world. Our people are our greatest asset, representing diverse experiences and backgrounds that together create a stronger whole.

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Innovative Biopharma

Our R&D efforts are focused on addressing high unmet medical needs across our core therapeutic areas of Oncology, Rare Genetics & Hematology, Neuroscience and Gastrointestinal and Inflammation. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. By embedding data, digital and technology across research and development, we will deliver our new medicines to patients faster.

Core R&D therapeutic areas

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We harness the power of the innate immune system, redirecting immune cells to fight cancer and enhancing the immune system’s ability to recognize tumors.

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Rare Genetics & Hematology

Our late-stage development team is advancing two Rare Genetics and Hematology programs to their next inflection points.

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We aspire to create life-transforming medicines to treat devastating, rare neurological, neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases for people and society.

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Gastrointestinal and Inflammation

Our vision is to restore life to living for patients suffering from gastrointestinal and inflammatory diseases by delivering innovative, life-transforming therapeutics.

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Where science is collaborative.

We engage with innovative ecosystems around the world that complement our internal capabilities to translate science into highly transformative or curative potential medicines for targeted populations with high unmet need.

Our diverse and flexible approach to partnering continuously enables innovation.

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Where science is digital.

Across our global R&D organization, data, digital and technology (DD&T) are hard-wired into everything we do. On the road from groundbreaking scientific discoveries to delivering highly innovative medicines, we leverage the power of DD&T to enhance the pace and quality of innovation so we can help more patients, faster.
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Where science is foundational.

Every transformational medicine we develop starts with a spark of inspiration; an idea that captures our collective imagination and pushes us to think beyond the boundaries of what is possible today.

Read these stories about how our science is inspiring innovation for patients.

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Harnessing science to push the boundaries of what’s possible