Jul 26, 2018

Organizational and Personnel Changes

TOKYO, July 26, 2018 -- Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 4519) announced today the following organizational and personnel changes, effective October 1, 2018.

【Details of Organizational Changes】

Establishment of the Foundation Medicine Unit

With the start of activities to commercialize the products of Foundation Medicine Inc. (FMI) in Japan this March, the company announced its filing for regulatory approval for FMI‘s “FoundationOne CDx (overseas product name) ,” a comprehensive genomic profiling assay for solid tumors. In addition, the PHC Strategy Dept. was newly established this April as an organization for the promotion of Personalized Healthcare (PHC), and the company has been making preparations to launch FMI products in Japan.

At this time, the company will be further enhancing its business system and newly establishing “Foundation Medicine Unit” as an independent division from the pharmaceutical business divisions for the centralized management of FMI business from regulatory functions to functions for provision of information. The company will also be newly establishing “Foundation Medicine Business Dept.” under the Unit. With this organizational change, the company aims to further accelerate expeditious contribution to cancer genome medicine in Japan and to adequately provide genomic alternations data and other information which is related to its products and those of partner companies through maximization of the value of FMI products. “PHC Strategy Dept.” in the Project & Lifecycle Management Unit will be abolished. The function of the PHC Strategy Dept. to promote genome medicine will be transferred to “Scientific & Technology Intelligence Dept.” in the Project & Lifecycle Management Unit.

Main business activities of the Foundation Medicine Unit

  • Planning and promotion of FMI business, regulatory functions and promotion of precision medicine

【Details of Personnel Changes】

Vice Presidents

NameNew ResponsibilitiesCurrent Responsibilities
Osamu Okuda Executive Vice President
In charge of Project & Lifecycle Management (Marketing), Foundation Medicine and Corporate Planning
And Co-Head of Project & Lifecycle Management Unit
Executive Vice President
In charge of Project & Lifecycle Management (Marketing) and Corporate Planning
And Co-Head of Project & Lifecycle Management Unit
Minoru Watanabe Vice President
General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept.
And Head of Foundation Medicine Unit
Vice President
General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept.

Please see the PDF file about other personnel changes.

Contact:

  • For Media
  • Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Media Relations Group, Corporate Communications Dept.,
  • Tomoko Shimizu
  • Tel: +81-3-3273-0881
  • E-mail: pr@chugai-pharm.co.jp
  • For Investors
  • Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Investor Relations Group, Corporate Communications Dept.,
  • Toshiya Sasai
  • Tel: +81-3-3273-0554
  • E-mail: ir@chugai-pharm.co.jp
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