The step reflects Takeda's strategic commitment to Asia and to China in particular. Takeda is now enhancing its business in China through TCH's wholly owned subsidiaries, Takeda Pharmaceutical (China) in Taizhou, responsible for manufacturing, and Tianjin Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Tianjin, responsible for marketing and sales. With them, TSDC will help drive Takeda's growth agenda in China and in the broader Asian region.
Within Asia outside Japan, including China, drug development is overseen by Takeda Global Research & Development Center (Asia) in Singapore and Millennium Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Mass., wholly owned subsidiaries of Takeda, through outsourcing to CROs. TSDC will work to extend the company's clinical development activities within Asia, with a focus on China for general medicine and across Asia for Oncology. The team will be composed of personnel from both the Pharmaceutical Development Division and Millennium.