Navigation Links
Astellas to Close Urogenix, North Carolina-based Urology Research Facility
Date:8/5/2012

TOKYO, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. ("Astellas"; Tokyo:4503; President and CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka) announced that it decided to close Urogenix, Inc. ("Urogenix", Durham, NC, President: Shuuichi Tawara), an Astellas subsidiary, which is a research facility focusing on drug discovery in the field of urology. The closure will be completed by the end of December 2012. Urogenix currently employees thirteen scientists and staff.

In March 2006, Astellas acquired this research facility from Dynogen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Since then, Urogenix has evaluated the clinical potential of urological development candidates especially in the area of lower urinary tract disorders. Urology continues to be one of Astellas' five focus therapeutic areas and upon this decision, Astellas will transfer research functions at Urogenix to Astellas' Tsukuba Research Center in Japan.

The decision to transfer urology research activities to Japan will strengthen the company's commitment to optimizing its research and development resource allocation. 

 

 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Astellas Pharma Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine technology :

1. First sales of DIFICLIR™ by Astellas Pharma Europe triggers 10 Million Euro Milestone Payment to Optimer Pharmaceuticals
2. Astellas and Fujita Health University Discover Neuronal Maturation Deficits in Patients Suffering from Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
3. Independa Closes Convertible Note Funding at $2.35 Million
4. Nektar to Announce Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2012 on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, After Close of U.S.-Based Financial Markets
5. Stereotaxis Closes $18.5 Million Private Placement Financings
6. Lilly Oncology To Disclose New Pipeline Data At ASCO 2012
7. Boston Scientific Closes Cameron Health Acquisition
8. Johnson & Johnson Expects to Incur Special Charge in Second Quarter for Previously Disclosed Legal Matters
9. C8 MediSensors Closes $19 million Preferred Stock Financing
10. Igenica Closes $33 Million in Series C Funding
11. MedVantx MedStart™ Solves Problem Highlighted in Study Published in Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - Expired Medications in Physician Office Sample Closets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2016)... -- Replikins Ltd. today reported initial promising results in animal trials of its Zika vaccine ... ... ... ... on Pubmed. The analysis identified the highest gene Replikin Counts in Zika history back ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. , May 5, 2016 ... for nearly a decade due to concerns that ... advances in the approach to imaging, as well ... in a new era of medical peripherals that ... better care.   Ampronix  advanced medical imaging is a ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... May 5, 2016 ... the  "Europe Thalassaemia Market and Competitive Landscape ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) ... Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights - 2016, ... Thalassaemia epidemiology, Thalassaemia market valuations and forecast, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/6/2016)... UK (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... success in changing the way the pharmaceutical industry conducts clinical trials. This month Ibs ... most influential people in pharma, and he was honored as a Tech Disruptor by ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps has ... camp held at Oregon State University this summer. Employing world-class rugby figures, including former ... all skill levels with training on key fundamentals, match play, fitness and more. , ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... feature AsedaSciences® in an upcoming episode, airing third quarter 2016, via Discovery Channel. ... vision of becoming a leader in optimized drug discovery through innovative cellular analysis. ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Online HR/benefits platforms offer a range of ... for traditional brokers and health plans. “ The Rapid Emergence of Online Benefits Firms: ... Information Services, Inc. (AIS), will offer an accurate picture of online benefits today, and ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... ... Canadian author Mark Black is a speaker, author, and life strategy coach who ... … with the help of his publisher Strategic Book Group and its subsidiary Publish ... bed waiting for a miracle: He needed a heart and double-lung transplant. From this came ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):