Monday, November 18, 2019

Takeda Announces 12 New Molecular Entities with the Potential for 14 Launches in the Next Five Years at 2019 R&D Day

− Growth in the near- and medium-term will also be driven by the expansion of Takeda’s current 14 global growth brands

− Sustained innovation beyond 2024 based on a promising early stage pipeline and novel research platforms intended to provide transformative benefit for targeted populations with high unmet needs

OSAKA, Japan-Thursday 14 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) will host an R&D meeting today beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST in New York City to outline how its science-first, patient-centric strategy, diverse portfolio of approved medicines and its R&D engine is expected to drive the company’s near-term and sustained growth.

In the near-term, Takeda expects that its 14 current global growth brands will generate significant momentum enabled by at least 20 additional indications and major market expansions through FY24. In the same time period, the organization anticipates delivering 12 new molecular entities with the potential for 14 launches, representing best-in-class or first-in-class therapies across its core areas of focus.

Looking ahead to FY25 and beyond, Takeda’s transformative R&D engine comprising internal research capabilities and external partnerships is expected to advance a steady stream of next-generation therapies based on human validated targets, diverse modalities, and new platform capabilities, including those in cell therapy, gene therapy and data sciences.

2019 R&D Day Agenda
The meeting will feature the following presentations and speakers:

Welcome and Opening Remarks, Sheelagh Cawley-Knopf, Head, R&D Global Portfolio Strategy

Takeda: A Global Values-Based, R&D-Driven Biopharmaceutical Leader, Christophe Weber, President & CEO

Translating Science into Highly Innovative, Life-changing Medicines, Andy Plump, President, R&D

Oncology and Cell Therapies with Spotlight on CAR-NK, Chris Arendt, Head, Oncology Drug Discovery Unit

Spotlight on Oncology Opportunities: TAK-788, Rachael Brake, Global Program Leader, Oncology

Spotlight on Oncology Opportunities: Pevonedistat, Phil Rowlands, Head, Oncology Therapeutic Area Unit

Rare Diseases & Gene Therapy, Dan Curran, Head, Rare Diseases Therapeutic Area Unit

Spotlight on Orexin2R Agonists, Deborah Hartman, Global Program Leader, Neuroscience

Therapeutic Area Focus in GI with Spotlight on Celiac Disease, Asit Parikh, Head, GI Therapeutic Area Unit

Webcast Details and Other Upcoming Events
Takeda invites the investment community, media and general public to watch a live webcast of today’s R&D Day event from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. To join this live webcast or the others noted below, view related materials or watch video replays, please visit the FY19 Special IR Events section of our website.

Following today’s R&D Day in New York, Takeda will host a Plasma-Derived Therapies Day on November 15, 2019 in Covington, Georgia from 11:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. EST. This will include a presentation of our Plasma-Derived Therapies R&D strategy and plans.

Takeda will host a combined R&D Day and Plasma-Derived Therapies Day on November 21, 2019 in Tokyo from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. JST.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Rare Diseases and Neuroscience. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.
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Forward-Looking Statements
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