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2011-04-11 08:09:00

STAINES, England, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. (APEL), the European subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., one of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies, today announced the appointment of Ken Jones as its President and CEO. Mr Jones, who since July 2007 has held the position of COO at Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd., succeeds Mr Masao Yoshida, who has been appointed as President and CEO of Astellas Pharma US, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of...

2011-03-22 09:36:00

TOKYO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc.(TSE:4503,"Astellas") ( http://www.astellas.com/en/corporate/) today announced the results of two pivotal phase III clinical trials for mirabegron, the first of a new class of compounds under development for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), show mirabegron significantly improves key OAB symptoms - urinary incontinence and frequency of micturition[1,2]. These data were presented for the first time this week at...

2010-11-02 08:00:00

TOKYO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. ("Astellas"; headquarters: Tokyo; President and CEO: Masafumi Nogimori) announced that Donald B. Rice, PhD. will retire from Astellas Pharma Inc.'s affiliate Agensys, Inc. ("Agensys"). Sef Kurstjens, M.D., PhD. has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer and President. Dr. Rice founded Agensys, Inc. (formerly UroGenesys, Inc.) in 1996. The company, located in Santa Monica, CA, USA, was acquired by Astellas in December,...

2010-11-02 07:00:00

CHICAGO and DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a research-based pharmaceutical company based in Deerfield, Ill., is pleased to donate 150 used laptops to Midtown Educational Foundation, a nonprofit academic enrichment organization that serves over 1,000 students and parents in need each year through its Chicago-based Metro Achievement Center for girls and Midtown Center for boys. "The Midtown Educational Foundation is thrilled to partner...

2010-10-28 08:01:00

CHICAGO and DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national survey released today shows large percentages of science teachers and parents strongly agree that demonstrating real-life applications in science (87 percent and 72 percent, respectively) can help make science education more interesting for U.S. students. Almost all science teachers (99 percent) and nine in ten parents (90 percent) feel that science education is important, if not very important for a child's future, but...

2010-09-25 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") announced results of a Phase IV study showing Lexiscan® (regadenoson) Injection was comparable to placebo in causing a >15% decrease in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) in subjects with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are likely candidates for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) studies(1). Results were presented during an oral presentation today at...

2010-09-24 15:08:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") announced the Launch of the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging application (app) for smartphones. The app is designed to give physicians access to published criteria used to assess the need for a patient to have cardiac radionuclide imaging (RNI). The app will be available for free download on the iPhone®, BlackBerry® and Android(TM) platforms....

2010-09-17 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, approximately 500 employees at Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas") are taking a break from their daily routine to pack food at local pantries, paint murals in under-resourced schools, engage kids in healthy living activities and landscape public gardens in the Chicagoland area through a partnership with Chicago Cares. These efforts are part of the first annual "Changing Tomorrow Day," a global volunteer initiative that empowers Astellas...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. has announced the winners of the second 2010 Transplant Scholars Awards, which awarded a dozen $5,000 educational scholarships to transplant recipients and living donors from around the country to help them pursue their educational goals and gain even more power to make a real difference in the lives of the people around them. Scholarship winners were chosen from among 283 entries by a panel of judges who evaluated the...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 1, 2011, the Donate Life float will roll through the streets of Pasadena reminding millions of viewers of the Rose Parade® to "Seize the Day" and register as organ donors in an effort to save lives. Aboard the float will be the five winners of the 2011 Astellas Ride of a Lifetime(SM) Contest, whose stories about how transplant changed their lives serve as an inspiration to others. Astellas Pharma US, Inc., is a top-level...