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Yamanouchi Pharma Technologies Inc.

Division of Astellas Pharma Inc.

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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Drug Delivery
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Alias(es)
  • Yamanouchi Shaklee Pharma
  • Ownership
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Astellas Pharma Inc.
  • Senior Management
  • Dan Green, Pres. & COO
    Joseph Fix, PhD, SVP & CTO
  • Contact Info
  • Yamanouchi Pharma Technologies Inc.
    Phone: (650) 849-8595
    1050 Arastradero Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA 94304