History of Chugai Pharmaceutical

Understanding Chugai’s history that fostered the business philosophy “Innovation all for the patients”

Chugai merged with Nippon Roche in 2002 based on a strategic alliance agreement with Roche.

  • History of Chugai Pharmaceutical
  • History of Nippon Roche
Foundation
1911
Discovery of vitamins
1904
Nippon Roche

Import of Roche products through the Karl Rhode Company in Kobe commences in Japan

1923
Great Kanto Earth quake
1912
Nippon Roche

Roche scientific division established in Japan; medical representative system introduced

1924
Nippon Roche

Gustav Zare established NSY, an unlimited partnership company

1927
Chugai

Commenced drug manufacturing

1930
Chugai

Launched Salsobrocanon, an analgesic antiphlogistic and antipyretic agent

1932
Nippon Roche

Company name changed from NSY to Nippon Roche K.K. (May.)

1939
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