Areas of Interest

Mitochondria & Autophagy


RNA Biology

Cellular Senescence

Neuronal Regeneration

In Vivo Direct Reprogramming

Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation





Muscle Diseases






In Vivo Gene Therapy

mRNA Medicine

In Vivo Cell Engineering

Engineered Bacteriophage






Our Focus Area Approach

Astellas has established a Focus Area Approach for its research and development strategy. Specifically, our Focus Area Strategy is defined as combinations of three components: (1) biologies with high disease relevance, (2) versatile modalities/technologies, and (3) diseases with high unmet medical needs that are expected to be tackled by the first two components. We view this strategy as a way to build a sustainable, expandable drug discovery approach to develop new platforms, leverage expertise and create innovative products.

The Focus Areas are constantly adapting in response to advances in science and changes in disease treatment paradigms.

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