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2014-09-16 20:27:15

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas announced today it has appointed Christy Noland as a new director of Business Communications & Advocacy, Urology in the Americas. Noland will report directly to Vice President, Business Communications & Advocacy Margaret Long. In this role, Noland will be responsible for communicating Astellas' commitment to urology to patient and advocacy organizations, as well as collaborating with the urology brand teams on key...

2014-09-02 20:24:36

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas has appointed James Kellerman as the vice president of intellectual property (IP) in the Americas. Kellerman will report directly to Linda Friedman, senior vice president & general counsel at Astellas. In his new role, Kellerman will lead a team of patent attorneys to partner with the business and manage the region's intellectual property matters, coordinating closely with his global colleagues....

2014-08-08 08:26:19

TOKYO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Research UK and its commercial arm, Cancer Research Technology ("CRT"), are to join forces with Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo, President & CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, "Astellas") to find new drug targets in the fight against cancer, with an initial focus on pancreatic cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/84970 As part of a new collaboration, Cancer Research UK, CRT and Astellas will conduct a two-year research programme in the UK to...

2014-07-31 08:36:34

NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas has appointed Moyra Knight as the head of corporate and employee communications in the Americas region. Knight will report directly to Jeff Winton, senior vice president, chief communications officer. In this role, Knight will be responsible for developing and leading corporate brand initiatives and reputation management to achieve Astellas' strategic business goals across North and South America. She will also lead corporate...

2014-07-16 12:28:12

If isavuconazole is approved for invasive candidiasis, QIDP status provides a five-year extension of market exclusivity. NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated isavuconazole as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of invasive candidiasis, a life-threatening, invasive fungal infection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/84970 A product that is granted...

2014-07-11 08:24:40

TOKYO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas today announced progress on the Company's efforts to reshape its research framework at its R&D meeting held in Tokyo on July 10. The meeting provided an opportunity for Astellas to present a comprehensive overview of its late-stage clinical programs and corporate strategy. The purpose of the meeting was to provide an update on the initiatives for Astellas innovation, drug discovery research and pipeline progress....

2014-06-26 16:25:03

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas has named Tatjana Dragovic, J.D., vice president and regional compliance officer for its Americas region. In this role, she will oversee compliance strategies and programs for Astellas in the US, Canada and Latin America. Dragovic assumes this role from Pat McCauley, J.D., who has been named area vice president for Urology and Primary Care Physician Sales at Astellas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140626/122202...

2014-06-26 16:24:45

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas announces the appointment of Marty Golden, J.D. as vice president, Government Affairs, which is effective on July 1, 2014. In this role, Golden will lead Federal Government Affairs, State Government Affairs, Therapeutic Area Government Strategy, and Corporate Government Strategy for Astellas in the Americas. Golden will report to Percival Barretto-Ko, senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Government Affairs....

2014-06-24 08:32:06

- Uhlendorf is leaving his current position as Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs at PhRMA - NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas announces the appointment of Karl D. Uhlendorf as communications and advocacy director, effective July 28, 2014. Uhlendorf will report to Margaret Long, vice president, business communications and advocacy. In this newly created position, Uhlendorf will be responsible for strengthening the company's media and advocacy...

2014-06-11 08:30:30

Special Patient-Focused Event Kicks Off Astellas' Fifth Annual Changing Tomorrow Day Initiative KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About 1,400 Astellas Pharma employees will be descending on Give Kids The World (GKTW) for the second time to tackle projects ranging from landscaping to assembling furniture as well as resurfacing parking lots and roads. This year, Astellas is bringing an even bigger volunteer group than the record-breaking Astellas team that volunteered in...


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