Astellas Pharma US, Inc., a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to changing tomorrow by improving the health of people around the world through innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. In 2005, Astellas was formed by blending the talents, resources and passions of two highly successful firms - Yamanouchi and Fujisawa. In the US, Astellas has an intense focus on five key therapeutic areas - Immunology, Urology, Cardiology, Dermatology and Infectious Disease - and are considered leaders in these fields. At all levels thoughout the company our people are committed to the opportunity to positively affect and improve patient lives while remaining socially responsible to our community and those with whom we work and collaborate.
Astellas Research Institute of America provides laboratory support for several Astellas products in development.
Vetter is an international contract development and manufacturing organization specializing in the aseptic filling of syringes, cartridges and vials. The company has extensive experience with a broad array of substances, including monoclonal antibodies, peptides, interferons and vaccines. An independent firm headquartered in Ravensburg, Germany, Vetter provides support for pharmaceutical and biotech clientsfrom preclinical development through regulatory approval and global market supply. Vetter’s new Chicago facility, an expansion of Vetter Development Service, supports early-stage products.
The firm works with the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and employs approximately 3,600 staff across Europe and the United States. The innovator of the Vetter Lyo-Ject® dual-chamber syringe and V-LK® cartridge, the company holds numerous patents and is a leader in the use of RABS technology in cleanrooms. Approved as a foreign manufacturer by the government of Japan, Vetter’s global regulatory experience includes numerous customer product approvals by the FDA, EMA and other authorities. Over its more than 35-year history in aseptic filling, Vetter has won many awards for its facilities and operations, including Frost & Sullivan’s 2011 European Prefilled Injection Systems Customer Service Leadership Award.